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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A plea for power at a home in Medham township, New Jersey (Bob Hennelly/WNYC)

A new analysis looks at whether or not the history of waterfront development left coastal areas especially susceptible to Sandy's devastation. Plus: Amy Costello's investigation into medical volunteers in Haiti; Yale professor Akhil Reed Amar explains the unwritten implications of the Constitution; and the economic repercussions of marijuana legalization.

Coastal Development Pre-Sandy

John Rudolf, national reporter for Huffington Post, discusses his new piece, which looks at the history of coastal development in NY and NJ, and how developers and officials ignored warnings about storms.

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Economics of Legalized Pot

Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at UCLA and co-author of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know, discusses the economic impact of legalizing recreational marijuana use in Washington and Colorado.

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Good Intentions in Haiti

Radio producer Amy Costello talks about her latest radio documentary on medical volunteers in Haiti, and her investigative series, Tiny Spark that explores the "business of doing good."

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The Unwritten Constitution

Akhil Reed Amar, professor of law and political science at Yale University and the author of America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By, looks at the text and the context of the U.S. Constitution.

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Overseeing LIPA

Matthew Cordaro, co-chairman of the Suffolk Legislature's LIPA Oversight Committee, explains the structure of the Long Island Power Authority and what kind of accountability there is in the wake of this storm.


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Freelancing 2012

Sarah Horowitz, founder and executive director of Freelancers Union, discusses her new book, The Freelancer's Bible, the impact of Sandy on New York workers, and what freelancers may want from a second Obama term.

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