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Friday, November 02, 2012

WNYC’s Charlie Herman discusses the economic impact of the storm. Then on Please Explain we’ll find out how storms are predicted and tracked. David Rothenberg talks about his varied life in the arts and in activism. Christopher Hayes talks about what’s been happening on the campaign trail with the presidential election just days away.

The Storm and the Economy

WNYC’s Business and Economics Editor Charlie Herman discusses the economic impact of the storm on the city and the metro area.

CORRECTION: During the interview, Leonard said the Fine Print Dealers Association Print fair was cancelled, but that was an error. The print fair is still happening! We apologize for the mistake.

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Please Explain: Predicting the Weather

For Please Explain we’re looking at how experts predict the weather—and storms like Hurricane Sandy—and how improving technology is making the science more precise. Dr. Robert Gall, Development Manager of the Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Dr. Adam Sobel, Professor in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.

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Christopher Hayes on the Election

Christopher Hayes, Editor at Large of The Nation and author of Twilight of the Elites, talks about what’s been going on on the campaign trail with the presidential election just days away.

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