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:

Where's the Money (Sandy Aid)?

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

NJ Spotlight
Nearly two years after the historic hurricane hit, a look at what’s holding up the money.

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Rinse and Repeat? No Easy Fix to Chronic Flooding

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

NJ Spotlight
Some homes in New Jersey have flooded dozens of times, costing the national flood insurance program millions of dollars.

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NJ Accelerates Distribution of Sandy Aid

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

More than a year-and-a-half after Sandy, the state of New Jersey has distributed just about a third of the original batch of $1.8 billion dollars in federal aid.


New Jersey Says 'Mea Culpa' on Sandy Aid

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dozens of municipalities will now receive additional funding, while others will see their aid money reduced, after an investigation found that the state mishandled a Sandy grant program.


Is Sandy Debris in NJ Landfill Poisoning Town?

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

NJ Spotlight
Environmentalists say it's what can happen when regulations aren’t strict enough. State officials call it an isolated case 'gone wrong.'

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How Did New York Get So Much Sandy Money?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

NJ Spotlight

The damage estimates were similar, but now the last chunk of federal dollars has left Jersey short. And officials in the Garden State don't understand how the federal formula worked against them.

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Is the Jersey Shore Ready for Summer?

Friday, May 23, 2014

The first summer after Sandy was tough for many beach towns. As the second begins, the recovery in many places is just getting underway.

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Christie Vetoes Sandy Bill of Rights

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

NJ Spotlight

The New Jersey Legislature's attempt at making it easier to get aid is rebuffed by the governor.


NJ Flood Zone Building Rules Conflict with FEMA

Thursday, May 08, 2014

NJ Spotlight

State construction rules don't comply with federal regulations, and that may cause more problems for people whose homes were damaged by Sandy.


NJ Environmental Groups Cry Foul Over Sandy Plan

Friday, April 04, 2014

Some environmental groups are angry they didn’t have a say in plans to protect the state from future storms.

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Sandy Victims Question Christie at Latest Town Hall

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The governor heard about ongoing flood problems and wrangling with insurance companies, but overall, it was a gentler crowd than he's seen of late.


Symbol of Post-Sandy Hope Shutting Down

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Union Beach restaurant Jakeabob's Bay reopened after Hurricane Sandy at a temporary location in a different part of town but business didn't return to pre-Sandy levels.


NJ Officials on Misallocation of Sandy Funds: Incompetence or Politics?

Monday, March 10, 2014

A recent story by WNYC/NJ Spotlight provides further evidence of the need for new legislation requiring more monitoring over the Sandy aid process.


Does Chris Christie Owe Hoboken $700,000?

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

NJ Spotlight
A WNYC investigation shows the city was shortchanged in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, with towns less devastated awarded far more in emergency funds. Worst of all, Hoboken isn’t alone.

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Hoboken Gets Shortchanged On Sandy Money

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Scott Gurian looks at how certain cities are not scheduled to receive what some officials in those cities say is a sufficient amount of Sandy aid money.

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Top 10 New Jersey Towns Receiving Flood Insurance Payouts Since 1978

Monday, February 10, 2014

FEMA has distributed $5.4 billion in the state in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.


NJ Storm Czar: Transparency, Yes, but not "Too Much Information"

Monday, February 03, 2014

The Christie administration is coming under increased scrutiny on a number of fronts for how it’s been handling New Jersey’s recovery from Sandy.


Fuzzy Math: How Christie Divvied Up Sandy Mitigation Money

Monday, February 03, 2014

NJ Spotlight
Jersey City — the state’s second largest city — was awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars less than Newark and Elizabeth, cities of comparable size and storm damage.

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NJ 'Storm Czar' Refutes Claim Hoboken was Shortchanged

Monday, January 20, 2014

The top official overseeing New Jersey’s Sandy recovery stepped into the media spotlight for the first time to deny Hoboken was shortchanged.

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The Law Firm at the Center of Christie's Hoboken Dispute

Sunday, January 19, 2014

As Christie denies allegations that it pressured Hoboken's Mayor to approve a redevelopment deal in exchange for Sandy aid, a powerful law firm has surfaced as a player in the dispute.

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