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Rebuilding Resilience

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, appointed co-chair of the NYS 2100 commission to improve the resilience of infrastructure, concludes her series of conversations with the NYS 2100 report.

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Judith Rodin
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Comments [3]

While I was listening to this segment, I could not escape the feeling that I had heard Ms. Rodin before. Something inchoate in her presentation, along with her grand title, and the lack of any mention of the educational or experiential qualifications that would make her worth listening to on the topics she was so confidently holding forth upon.
It wasn't until I attempted to "Google" her pedigree that I realized that we had been listening to an American version of Downton Abbey's Dowager Countess.

And then it occurred to me that while you sometimes have a policy that seems to require announcing business involvement or with organizations that appear in, or are sources for, some of your station's stories (the "New York Times" comes to mind) I am not aware of whether you have a policy of transparency in presenting individuals whose financial resources have allowed them to make, or promise, significant bequests for your station's or NPR's benefit. Just this morning you also had former Govenor Spitzer as a guest. Has he or his family made, or promised to make, such significant financial contributions?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj3VphK9AMk

Jan. 10 2013 02:54 PM
Amy from Manhattan

On the waterproof gates for subway stations, would they be at station entrances? Are there still people living in subway stations, & could they be trapped in a flooding station if the gates were closed? Might they be missed by MTA personnel clearing the stations before a shutdown?

Jan. 10 2013 11:36 AM

please ask the guest if the new second avenue subway line is including any flood protection measures in the design, thanks!

Jan. 10 2013 11:34 AM

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