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Friday, November 16, 2012

Area officials are requesting federal aid for rebuilding efforts after Sandy. WNYC reporter Anna Sale explains what the region is likely to get from Washington. Plus: Wired's Spencer Ackerman on what you need to know about what happened in Benghazi and the Petraeus affair; Dan Murphy of the Christian Science Monitor on the latest between Gaza and Israel; and the toll of solitary confinement.

Federal Aid to the Tri-State Region

WNYC reporter Anna Sale discusses the kind of aid the region is requesting -- and the precedence for post-emergency rebuilding aid from the federal government.

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Gaza Conflict Latest

Dan Murphy, long-time Middle East reporter and "Backchannels" blogger for the Christian Science Monitor, discusses the latest developments in the conflict between Gaza and Israel.

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In Solitary

Lawrence Weschler, director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, author of Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative, Breyten Breytenbach, poet, painter, human rights activist, author of a memoir about his seven-year imprisonment in Apartheid South Africa, The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist, and Taylor Pendergrass, senior staff attorney at the New York Civil Liberties Union and co-author of Boxed In, discuss Saturday's symposium exploring the theme of solitary confinement.

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Benghazi and Petraeus: What We Know Now

Spencer Ackerman, writer for Wired magazine's national security blog, Danger Room, reviews what we know and don't know about the attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi and the scandal involving former CIA director Petraeus.


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Twinkies Won't Last Forever?

Rachel Feintzeig, reporter for the Wall Street Journal covering bankruptcy and restructuring, discusses the announcement that Hostess plans to liquidate in the wake of failed labor negotiations.

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Open Phones: Lessons Learned From Sandy

What did you learn about emergency preparedness during Sandy? What measures worked and what didn't, and what will you do next time? 

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