Anna Sale is the host and managing editor of Death, Sex & Money, a biweekly interview podcast at WNYC. A veteran public media reporter, Anna covered politics for years, including the 2013 New York City mayoral race, the 2012 presidential campaign, and the statehouse beat in Connecticut and West Virginia. She is a frequent fill-in host for The Brian Lehrer Show and The Leonard Lopate Show and has contributed to NPR, Marketplace, PBS Newshour, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, Slate, and NY1.
Explainer: Breaking Down FEMA Math
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
In New York, both Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Andrew Cuomo released updated damage estimates for Sandy. There was a key difference in their calculations.
Governor Cuomo presumed the federal government will cover all of the FEMA-related costs. Bloomberg assumed that the state and city will pick up part of the tab.
WNYC's Anna Sale has been looking into the math — and the politics behind it — and provides analysis of the numbers in the audio above.