Streams

#CoastCheck: Making Money Off Sandy

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Janet Babin checks in from the next stop on her road trip from Cape May to Montauk. Also, WNYC's Robert Lewis discusses his reporting on what companies have gotten lucrative contracts post-Sandy -- and the economics of a disaster.

Guests:

Janet Babin and Robert Lewis
News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Comments [7]

zipcodes from USA

That is such a depressed area in the "best" of times. I have been volunteering at a few centers in that area This area needs help with jobs, jobs, jobs and job training. By the way, the food that is given out on a daily basis does not include any fresh fruit and vegetables. Lots of tuna,

May. 23 2013 07:12 AM
dlmc from brooklyn

Seems like those in the jacket logo business should be cleaning up. You go to a Sandy help center -FEMA, rapid repair, SBA - all have there color coordinated logo clothing. No one can ever provide accurate or useful information - but they look uniform.

Jan. 29 2013 05:50 PM
fuva from harlemworld

jgarbuz, you need higher standards. (And the term is "enslaved labor".)

Jan. 29 2013 10:43 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Yup. These reverse carpetbaggers are probably non-union southern labor. Did anyone expect anything else?

Oh well, better than slave labor, right Fuva?

Jan. 29 2013 10:39 AM
Tom from NYC

Disaster, Inc: How about the news media making money of disasters like Sandy?

Jan. 29 2013 10:38 AM
Bonn from East Village

Have you been to the poor end of the Rockaways, around Beach 90? That is such a depressed area in the "best" of times. I have been volunteering at a few centers in that area. I can tell you that the poor minorities who live in these projects had very little before Sandy and have even less now that some of the businesses they had worked in closed down. This area needs help with jobs, jobs, jobs and job training. By the way, the food that is given out on a daily basis does not include any fresh fruit and vegetables. Lots of tuna, beef stew, etc. But handing out food and clothing on a daily basis does not give people jobs or promote self-reliance. Where is the real help? This is an opportunity to right this wrong.

Jan. 29 2013 10:37 AM
fuva from harlemworld

Construction carpetbaggers!

Jan. 29 2013 10:34 AM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.