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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Displaced New York and New Jersey residents are now contending with a noreaster as well. We’ll hear about housing options and what long-term plans are in the area. Plus: your post-Sandy insurance questions answered; Liz Benjamin of YNN on the New York State election results; how shifting dunes from Sandy could change the way the next storm hits coastal regions; calls from first responders on their storm experience; and more.

Extended News from WNYC and NJPR

WNYC's Richard Hake and NJPR's David Furst provide extended news coverage of the nor'easter and its effects on the region's recovery from Sandy.

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After Sandy: Housing Recovery

Eric Lipton, Washington correspondent for The New York Times, discusses the government effort to provide housing assistance for those displaced by Sandy. Then, WNYC reporter Cindy Rodriguez talks about local aid for the displaced. 

 

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New York State Results

Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight, blogger, talks about the congressional and state races.

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Open Phones: Utility Workers and First Responders

Are you working on Sandy recovery? Call in with your stories. What are you seeing and what do you know? We want to hear stories from the utility crews, the police, the volunteers, the journalists, and anyone else working in the hardest hit areas in the region.  Call us at 646-829-3980.

 

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After Sandy: Insurance Help

J. Robert Hunter, director of Insurance for the Consumer Federation of America and former federal insurance administrator under Presidents Ford Carter, talks about how the insurance industry is reacting to the damage from Sandy and answers insurance questions from listeners.

 

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Beach Erosion from Sandy

Stewart Farrell, director and founder of the Coastal Research Center at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, discusses beach loss and dune erosion along the Jersey shoreline in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

 

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Obama Time Capsule 2016

On the day after the election in 2008, we asked you to submit your predictions about life in 2012 to our online Obama time capsule. Now, we'll do it again. Make your prediction: What will Obama actually change by the day after the 2016 election? And be sure to visit our follow-up on some of your 2008 predictions here.

Remember, these are for your predictions about the next four years, not wishes, or comments about the past four years. We'll edit out comments that aren't concrete predictions, in order to preserve it for opening in four years.

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Opening the Obama 2008 Time Capsule

Grab your shovel. Four years ago this week, on the day after the 2008 election, we asked you to answer the question "By 2012, what will Obama actually change?" We put your predictions into our online "time capsule," and now, we'll open it up and look at some of what you had to say. Remember, we're doing it again: make your predictions for 2016 here. Now let's revisit some of your 2008 predictions, grouped by category.

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