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Friday, December 07, 2012

A public housing complex in Red Hook, Brooklyn, that lost power during Sandy. A federal grant would provide back-up generators for complexes like the Red Hook Houses, above, that lost power during Sandy. (Shelley Bernstein/flickr)

The Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook suffered major flooding after Sandy. Three members of the community from different areas of Red Hook talk about recovery and what they expect from the next storm. Plus: the latest on the cease-fire in Gaza and what it means economically; a look at what the next emerging markets might be, going beyond the Brazil-Russia-India-China format known as BRIC; and your calls on your fantasy mayoral candidates for New York City.

John Dickerson's DC

John Dickerson, Slate and CBS political analyst, and panelist on the Political Gabfest, discusses the latest in DC politics, from ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations to today's jobs report.

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Gazan Economy in Context

Sari Bashi, director of Gisha, a non-profit that focuses on freedom of movement and economic sanctions in Gaza, will be discussing the latest cease-fire, and economic conditions on the ground in Gaza.

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Mayoral Wish List

Greg David, director of the Business & Economics Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School and contributor to Crain's New York Business, and author of Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a City, talks about the independents' wish lists to replace Mayor Bloomberg -- from Hillary Clinton to Joe Lhota.

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After Sandy: Red Hook

Chef Monica Byrne, partner of the Red Hook based home/made restaurant and Roquette Catering, and one of the founders of Restore Red Hook, will be joined by Wally Bazemore, long-time community activist and resident of Red Hook Houses, and David Sharps, president of The Waterfront Museum and captain of the Lehigh Valley barge, to give us an update on Red Hook post-Sandy.

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Global Thinking

Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley, author of Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles, and just named one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers, looks beyond the BRICs at the global economic picture.

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China and US: Brian's Slideshow

Brian recently visited China on a trip for journalists sponsored by the Committee Of 100. He and his fellow travelers will be posting reflections on the blog over the next week.

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