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Crowdsourcing The Perfect Weekend

Friday, September 02, 2011

It’s the last weekend of the summer and the first weekend post-Irene. Many businesses are back open, and the weather looks to be pretty good (maybe a little rain). We want your recommendations for crafting the perfect New York – or New Jersey, or Connecticut – weekend. Fill out the form here with your suggestsions -- at 11:40 we’ll read some of your suggestions and take your calls!

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Big Risk Assessments

Friday, September 02, 2011

Brendan Greeley, staff writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, looks at the reinsurance industry and how it assesses catastrophic risks, like terrorism and global climate change in his cover article, "The God Clause and the Reinsurance Industry."

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Tri-State Status Post-Irene

Friday, September 02, 2011

Connecticut Lieutenant Governor, Nancy Wyman, discusses the Connecticut recovery effort post Hurricane Irene; U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ 8th) who serves on House Budget and Ways and Means Committees, updates the situation in New Jersey; Nan Hayworth, U.S Representative (R-NY-19), surveys the flood damage around New York.

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Decade 9/11 Conversation: Tariq Ali and Chris Dickey

Friday, September 02, 2011

Part five of our Decade 9/11 series of conversations: Writer, filmmaker, and an editor of New Left Review, Tariq Ali, and Paris bureau chief and Middle East regional editor at Newsweek and the Daily Beast, Christopher Dickey, discuss America's image around the world post 9/11.

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Money U: Finances During the College Years

Friday, September 02, 2011

Beth Kobliner, financial journalist, member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, and author of Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties, discusses how to help your college student manage his or her personal finances upon going to school.

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Sorting It Out

Friday, September 02, 2011

Parts of New Jersey, Connecticut and New York are still recovering from Hurricane Irene. Hear a tri-state area update on the recovery efforts from Connecticut Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell, and New York Congress Member Nan Hayworth. Plus: a close look at the reinsurance industry in the context of catastrophic risks like terrorism and global climate change; Money U continues with advice about finances during the college years; Decade 9/11 continues with a conversation between writer and filmmaker Tariq Ali and Newsweek and Daily Beast journalist Christopher Dickey.

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Growing Up, Moving On

Thursday, September 01, 2011

For those who were children on September 11th, 2001, the day has a special meaning and communicating that significance to young New Yorkers now is a challenge. Brendan Illis and Norhan Basuni, Radio Rookies at WNYC, speak with Clifford Chanin, education director at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, as part of the Brian Lehrer Show’s Decade 9/11 series. Plus: a closer look at the structure and policy of flood insurance; and your calls on how to handle grief. 

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Decade 9/11 Conversation: Radio Rookies and Clifford Chanin

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Part four of our Decade 9/11 series of conversations: WNYC Radio Rookies Brendan Illis and Norhan Basuni and 9/11 Memorial Museum director Clifford Chanin talk about the collaboration between the museum and Radio Rookies and how young New Yorkers have lived the decade since September 11th.

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Keystone Pipeline Controversy

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Jim Robbins, veteran environmental reporter and writer for the New York Times, discusses the controversy surrounding the Keystone XL Pipeline, as well as the environmental and political concerns with oil sands.

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Federal Flood Insurance

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Leslie Scism, Wall Street Journal staff reporter and news editor, talks about the debate in Congress over reauthorizing the federal flood insurance program.

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On Grief: How to Help Friends in Mourning

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Meghan O'Rourke discusses her book on grief, The Long Goodbye, and the findings of the survey on grief that she and Leeat Granek conducted and wrote about for Slate—and takes calls from listeners on advice for grievers.

Listeners: If you've dealt with loss, tell us what you wanted from your friends and family. What were the right things to say and do and what were the wrong things? Or if you're a friend of someone mourning, do you have questions about what to say and how to help? Give us a call 212-433-WNYC or comment here!

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Infrastructure and The Obama Jobs Speech

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Politico.com's Senior Politics reporter Ben Smith looks at the politics behind the policy and timing of President Obama's jobs speech next week. And Petra Todorovich, director of America 2050, an initiative to develop an infrastructure and growth strategy for the United States, discusses the transportation bills the president is urging Congress to pass and their impact on the NYC area.

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Using Food Stamps After a Crisis

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Áine Duggan, vice-president of research, policy and education for the Food Bank of New York City, discusses how the Food Bank of New York City can help those who lost food during Tropical Storm Irene.

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Fantasy Football, Really?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mike Tanier, writer for Football Outsiders, looks at the world of fantasy football and why so many people around you are obsessed—and so many others just don't get it.

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Insurance Do's and Don'ts After Irene

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Irene has come and gone and left a lot of damage in her wake. Loretta Worters, vice-president of the Insurance Information Institute, talks about what area residents should do—including how to file a claim—if their homes or property were damaged by Tropical Storm Irene.

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Post-Crisis

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Brian Lehrer Show is marking the tenth anniversary of September 11th with a series of conversations with a pair of guests from different perspectives.  Today, writer Jonathan Safran Foer joins his brother Franklin Foer, editor-at-large for The New Republic.  Plus, what to do about damaged food and property after the storm and the new president of the Brooklyn Public Library.

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Decade 9/11 Conversation: Jonathan Safran Foer and Franklin Foer

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Part three of our Decade 9/11 series of conversations: Writer Jonathan Safran Foer in conversation with his brother Franklin Foer, editor-at-large for The New Republic.

 

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The New Brooklyn Public Library President and CEO

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Linda E. Johnson, recently named president and CEO of the Brooklyn Public Library, discusses how the fifth largest library in the nation is re-imagining itself in the digital age.

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Democracy's Living Room: How NJ Communities Changed Since 9/11

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A conversation about how communities in New Jersey have changed since 9/11.

Guests include:

 

  • Joey Rizzolo, Radio Rookie
  • Bill Howard, Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Newark
  • Melissa Walker, Musician and Director of Jazz House Kids in Montclair
  • Mohamed El Filali, Executive Director of The Islamic Center of Passaic County in Paterson
  • Cris Thorne, Young Filmmaker, recent college graduate from Maplewood
  • Dawn Zimmer, Mayor of Hoboken
  • Ravinder Bhalla, Hoboken City Councilman
  • Nancy Gagnier, Executive Director of the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race
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Do You Love Your New Jersey Town?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly, NJ Spotlight's John MooneyBaristanet's Debra Galant and NJTV reporter David Cruz will join Brian to lead a discussion about New Jersey towns. What do the state’s hundreds and hundreds of municipalities mean to New Jersey hearts and minds, and what do they mean for governance and economics?

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