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Rebuilding After Sandy

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Monday, January 28, 2013

This week, it will be three months since Sandy hit. WNYC’s Janet Babin will check in as she travels from Cape May to Montauk to assess the situation along the coast. Plus: a conversation about whether to rebuild after Sandy; Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes on post-Newtown recovery and FEMA aid from Sandy; the president of J Street discusses his endorsement of Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary; and your calls on how to improve Times Square for New Yorkers.

To Rebuild or Not to Rebuild After Sandy

Janet Babin, WNYC Reporter, discusses her story on the question of whether to rebuild after Sandy--and talks about her road trip along the coast from Cape May all the way to Montauk.

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Himes on FEMA, Guns, and Obama's 2nd Term

Rep. Jim Himes talks with Brian Lehrer about the Obama second term agenda, the (extended) deadline for FEMA Sandy relief in Connecticut, and gun control after Newtown.

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J Street on Hagel and Israel Election

Jeremy Ben-Ami, president of J Street, discusses his endorsement of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense and offers his analysis of the recent re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel.

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Monday Morning Politics: Matthew Dowd

Matthew Dowd, political contributor for ABC News, writer for National Journal and former chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney '04 presidential campaign, discusses the latest news from Washington -- gun control, immigration, and more.

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De Blasio for Mayor: It's Official

Bill de Blasio, NYC Public Advocate, talks about Sunday's announcement that he will be running for Mayor.

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Open Phones: Remaking Times Square

This summer New York is set to begin a long-delayed makeover of Times Square. We want to know: What would you like to see included to make the "Crossroads of the World" more appealing for New Yorkers?

Plus: Jeb Boniakowski has one idea for a Times Square reboot: A "McWorld" restaurant, offering the special items the fast food giant serves on their menus internationally.

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