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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.

Tri-State Status Post-Irene

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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Big Risk Assessments

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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Money U: Finances During the College Years

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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Decade 9/11 Conversation: Tariq Ali and Chris Dickey

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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Crowdsourcing The Perfect Weekend

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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