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Friday, November 09, 2012

US President Barack Obama arrive on stage after winning the 2012 US presidential election November 7, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Barack Obama arrives on stage in Chicago, Illinois after winning the 2012 election November 7, 2012. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Editor and publisher of The Nation, Katrina vanden Heuvel, talks about what she wants from President Obama's second term. Plus: a reflection on the voting process and the impact of the Citizens United ruling on the outcome of the election; and post-Sandy displaced students and what schools and families are doing to cope. 

Extended News from WNYC and NJPR

WNYC's Soterios Johnson and NJPR's David Furst provide extended news coverage of the area's recovery from Sandy.

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Katrina vanden Heuvel on Obama's Second Term

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, talks about what progressives want from Obama's second term.

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After Sandy: Schools and Displaced Students

WNYC’s Bob Hennelly and WNYC reporter and SchoolBook contributor Beth Fertig provide information for students in NYC and NJ who are attending different schools after being displaced by Sandy.

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After Sandy: Volunteering This Weekend

Interested in helping with Sandy recovery but don't know where to start? Steve Streicher, Communications Director for New York Cares, and Sherry Lynn Fazio, Senior Director of External Affairs for Jersey Cares, discuss volunteering opportunities this weekend, and the role of private vs. government help for those recovering from Sandy.

→ WNYC Guide To Helping

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After Sandy: Long Island Power and LIPA

Gus Garcia-Roberts, Newsday reporter, discusses the ongoing power outages on Long Island and discusses charges by Governor Cuomo and others that energy provider LIPA is failing to meet the recovery needs there. 

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After the Election: What Did Money Buy?

Editorial director of the Sunlight Reporting Group, Bill Allison, reviews the effect of outside and dark money on this election, and what it tell us about Citizens United's impact on democracy.

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After the Election: Making Voting Easier

Larry Norden, Deputy Director of the Brennan Center's Democracy Program, discusses obstacles to ballot access and what can be done to make voting less of a chore.

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Open Phones: Other News?

For the past two weeks, we've been focusing on two big stories--Sandy and the election. We want to know what other stories you've been following--not related to Sandy or the election. Tell us what cut through all the storm and voting news for you. Call us at 646-829-3980.

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