Midland Beach, SI; Gun Trafficking; Walking NY

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Debris from gutted homes in the Midland Beach section of Staten Island. Debris from gutted homes in the Midland Beach section of Staten Island. (Amy Pearl/WNYC)

Staten Island saw the highest death toll from Sandy. Residents and business owners from Midland Beach, Staten Island, discuss the recovery. Parish Manager Bob Dennis talks about the role of St. Margaret Mary Church and Christine Mignone-Morena talks about reopening her dance studio in the community. Then, our January series on guns concludes with a look at trafficking and the Glock in cities; walking the city through different eyes. Plus: President Obama has said that he’d have to think “long and hard” before allowing his kids to play football. Would you?

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Guns in America: Gun Trafficking

Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek and author of Glock: The Rise of America's Gun, talks about gun trafficking and how concerns about gun violence in urban areas like NYC are different from elsewhere. Plus: the role of the Glock in urban areas.

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Open Phones: The Future of Football

Has your opinion of football changed as we find out more and more about the toll the game takes on its players? We take your calls to find out. 

Call in at 212-433-9692 or leave a comment below.

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After Sandy: Midland Beach

Bob Dennis, parish manager for St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church in Midland Beach talks about how the parish is recovering from Sandy and what the community needs to keep going. Also, Christine Mignone-Morena, owner of Bedazzle Dance Studio on Midland Ave., talks about reopening her business and how the students in her classes are responding to the damage in the community and Tracy Lotz, homeowners and member of the board of the Midland Beach Alliance, talks about her experience as a homeowner, and what new flood zone maps might mean for Midland Beach residents.

Also, Janet Babin, WNYC reporter, checks in from Freeport, New York on her road trip from Cape May to Montauk.

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Walking and Looking

This interview originally aired live on January 31, 2013. An edited version was re-aired on August 9, 2013 as part of a special episode of The Brian Lehrer Show. 

Alexandra Horowitz teaches psychology, animal behavior, and canine cognition at Barnard College and is the author of Inside of a Dog and now On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes. She tells what she learned walking the city with "experts" -- including a geologist, an artist, and her dog.


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