Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

City Bans Solitary Confinement for Those Under 21 at Rikers

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

De Blasio administration eases off on young offenders, while imposing a controversial measure for violent inmates.

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The Fight Over a Floating Buoy 20 Miles Out in the Ocean

Friday, January 09, 2015

A proposal to pump liquified natural gas into our region from an offshore port gives environmentalists and union members a chance to show who has more moxie.

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The DMV Could Be More than Just a Place to Sit and Wait

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Governor Cuomo's DMV commissioner resigned last month. Now, transportation advocates want the department transformed into one that cares about street safety.
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Broken Windows Might Be to Blame for Strife Between de Blasio, Cops

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

As the mayor ends the era of excessive stop-and-frisk policing, his alternative strategy poses new problems for the NYPD.

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NYC 2050: Climate Change and the Future of New York

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

In this hour-long special, we look ahead to what scientists say our climate will be like four decades from now: warmer and rainier, with a greater likelihood of flooding.  

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New Year Means You Can't Just Throw Electronics Away

Friday, December 26, 2014

Starting Jan. 1, a New York state law will require all electronics to be recycled. That means you can't just stuff your old iPhone into the trash.

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This City Councilman Wants to Charge For Un-Recycled Trash

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The head of the New York City Council's sanitation committee says we should be paying for refuse we don't recycle.


With Transit Benefits, the Rich Pay Less and the Poor Pay More

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

If you pay for your MetroCard with pre-tax programs like TransitChek, you save money. But the person sitting next to you may be saving even more.

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New York Tries to Fight Its Way Out of a Plastic Bag

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Each New Yorker uses 3.2 plastic bags a day, every day, on average. Can a 10-cent fee change that?

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FEMA Promises Fix to Flood Insurance System that Leaves Homeowners in Lurch

Friday, December 05, 2014

NJ Spotlight
Up to now, companies have been penalized if they overpay flood claims, but not if they underpay them. That creates an incentive for them to lowball damages.


De Blasio Names Long-Sought Sustainability Director

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Mayor will restructure two environmental agencies, and put former Columbia University administrator in charge of sustainability.

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After Close Race at Polls, Cuomo Lands Far Ahead in Campaign Cash

Monday, December 01, 2014

The Democratic incumbent has ended up with more than $9 million in his campaign chest. 


Rotten Luck: NYC's Pilot Compost Program in Trouble, with Shutdown of Delaware Processor

Monday, December 01, 2014

Most of the waste collected under New York City's pilot composting program is now going to landfills, due to the shutdown of a Delaware facility.

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The Price of Filtered Water Goes Up

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A plant that will purify water from the NYC's oldest reservoir will cost about three times as much as originally estimated.

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Senators: Sandy Homeowners Systematically Denied Insurance Claims

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A legal case has uncovered what could be a pervasive practice: insurers hired engineers to rewrite damage assessments to reduce their payouts.

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De Blasio Still Searching for Sustainability Chief

Thursday, November 13, 2014

More than 10 months into the new mayor's term, just three city offices remain without permanent leaders. One would be in charge of updating PlaNYC by next spring.


FEMA to Give NYC's Public Hospitals $1.6 Billion in Sandy Aid

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Four public hospitals are slated to receive the "largest single upfront" payment in FEMA history. 

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Times Square the Way It REALLY Used to Be

Monday, November 03, 2014

An "urban ecologist" wants to make the crossroads of the world reflect a New York before Europeans.


Learning to Love the Entirely Inadequate but Completely Indispensable Disaster Industry

Friday, October 31, 2014

Huge storms like Katrina and Sandy are here to stay; the firms that manage recoveries should be, too. But if this is going to work, five big things need to change.


The Other Industry That’s Too Big to Fail

Thursday, October 30, 2014

NJ Spotlight
New Jersey Public Radio
Only a few large companies are able to manage disaster recovery efforts. That's how New Jersey and Louisiana ended up hiring and firing the same two firms.

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