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Scott Gurian

Scott Gurian reports on the Sandy recovery along New Jersey's coast for WNYC, NJ Public Radio and NJ Spotlight. Previously, he was a producer at The Takeaway. He also spent five years as News Director at public radio station KGOU in Norman, OK, where he covered everything from the Oklahoma City bombing anniversary and political wrangling at the state capitol to tornadoes and the annual prison rodeo.

Scott's work has aired on NPR, the BBC and dozens of public radio stations and programs around the country. He studied radio documentary at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine.

Scott Gurian appears in the following:

Given the Chance to Appeal, Many Sandy Victims Give Up Instead

Friday, June 12, 2015

NJ Spotlight
New rules allow homeowners to resubmit flood insurance claims, but many say they've given up trying to get more money.

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Amid Headline-Grabbing Bridgegate Indictments, Hoboken Probe Quietly Comes to an End

Sunday, May 03, 2015

NJ Spotlight
U.S. Attorney tells Christie administration cabinet officials that federal investigation has closed

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Two-and-a-Half Years After Sandy, Storm Victims Continue to Struggle

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Only about 10 percent of New Jersey residents who received state aid to re-build post Sandy have been able to move back into their homes. They are anxious, frustrated and angry.

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Tampered Engineering Reports Only the Beginning for Sandy Victims

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Experts warn problems with adjuster estimates may be more widespread, but harder to find.

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Union Beach Flood Control Offers Hope to Sandy-Ravaged Community

Thursday, April 09, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Residents are thrilled by the news, while environmentalists await further details of ambitious waterfront construction plan

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Christie's Record on Sandy Recovery Is Hurting his Run for President

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

NJ Spotlight
The governor’s handling of the storm has already lost the backing of some well-heeled party faithfuls.

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Organic Kale Salad with a Side of Hope

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A pop-up restaurant in Union Beach, N.J., offers a weekly night out for a town still struggling to recover from Sandy.

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Guarded Optimism on Reopening Sandy-Related Flood Claims

Friday, March 13, 2015

Announcement that insurance payouts will be reviewed follows months of growing complaints that compensation was unfair.

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Sandy Hecklers Dog Christie in Iowa

Monday, March 09, 2015

Storm victims crowd-funded a trip to follow the New Jersey governor's presidential campaign.

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Cloudy With a Chance of Injury: What Meteorologists Learned from Sandy

Monday, February 23, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Forecasters are changing their language to emphasize potential harm rather than what type of storm is coming.

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Two Years Later, NJ Homeowners Still Waiting for Sandy Aid

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Groups criticizing the Christie administration are calling for rental aid for displaced homeowners and a moratorium on foreclosures for storm victims whose grant money hasn't arrived.

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What Happens When a Wetland is No Longer Wet?

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Sandy dumped a bunch of sand on a protected wetland and now the owner wants to build on it.

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New Flood-Plain Building Will Need to Consider Sea Level Rise

Saturday, January 31, 2015

President Obama issued an executive order on Friday directing all government agencies handing out federal aid to incorporate stricter building requirements.

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Cuba Announcement Continues to Send Ripples Through New Jersey

Thursday, January 15, 2015

NJ Spotlight
If you think Washington is divided over Obama's new Cuba policy, check out how much disagreement there is between Cuban-Americans and their relatives back home.  

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Call for Return of Chesimard Complicated by Murky Case

Thursday, January 15, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Debate continues over Black Liberation Army member convicted in 1979 for the murder of a New Jersey state trooper.  

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The Piece of Paper Standing in the Way of This Man and His Home

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NJ Spotlight
Some 9,000 New Jersey residents have been approved for Sandy aid, but fewer than 300 have gotten funding and completed construction on their homes. 

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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.

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Sandy Recovery Leans on Charities But Results Inconsistent

Thursday, December 04, 2014

National groups raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in the weeks following the storm, but there are still gaps in providing help. 

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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.

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Why Do We Keep Getting Disaster Recovery Wrong?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

NJ Spotlight
Two years after Sandy and nearly a decade after Katrina, a look at how we screwed up and what we have learned.

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