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Thursday, November 01, 2012

We’ll continue getting updates on how the region is recovering from Superstorm Sandy. And Steven Starr discusses the deteriorating situation in Syria. We’ll look at whether the storm is connected to climate change. We'll find out about the repair and recovery efforts to restore subways, trains, airport service to the storm-damaged New York area. Larry Ubell offers advice on cleaning up and repairing your home after Sandy blew through. Slate’s Sasha Issenberg talks about how the presidential campaigns have been collecting data to target voters more effectively.

The Uprising in Syria

Journalist Stephen Starr discusses the state of Syria over the past five decades, and looks at the roots of the ongoing the civil war there. He explains why Syria, with its numerous sects and religious diversity, has been so prone to violence and civil instability in Revolt in Syria: Eye-witness to the Uprising, and investigates what kind of resolution Syrians hope for.

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Sandy and Climate Change

Andy Revkin, blogger for New York Times Dot Earth discusses climate change and Superstorm Sandy.

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Transportation Update

Transportation Nation gives us an update on the subway, train, and airport service, and the reopening of roads in the New York area.  

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Cleaning up after Sandy

Larry Ubell, one of our gurus of how-to, is back again to talk about how to safely repair damage to your home after Hurricane Sandy—how to deal with flooding, downed trees, electricity issues, leaks and more. Call in with your questions at 646-829-3980!

Do you have questions about repairing your home after the storm? Let us know!

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Update on Red Hook

Jade Elias, Director of Programs at the Red Hook Initiative, talks about how the storm has affected the Red Hook neighborhood and how residents are faring.

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The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns

Sasha Issenberg shows how cutting-edge social science and analytics are reshaping the modern political campaign, upending the way political campaigns are run in the 21st century. In The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns Issenberg writes about the techniques—including persuasion experiments, innovative ways to mobilize voters, heavily researched electioneering methods—and shows how they’re being used.

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