Flood Plain Buyouts; Gun Violence; Netflix's "House of Cards"

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Governor Cuomo wants to offer buyouts to homeowners in the 100 year flood plain. Thomas Kaplan of the New York Times explains how that would work. Plus: WNYC reporter Kathleen Horan's reporting project profiling every child killed by gun violence in New York City; and On the Media's Bob Garfield discusses the new Netflix show "House of Cards" and discusses whether this model will change TV.

The Plan to Buy Back Flood Zone Property

New York Times reporter Thomas Kaplan discusses the likely offers forthcoming from the state to buy your home if it's in the 100-year flood plain.

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Another Sequester Deadline?!

Both Democrats and Republicans seem to be getting more comfortable with the automatic cuts known as "sequestration," set to kick in on March 1st. But outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the cuts to the military budget would be "shameful and irresponsible." Nancy Cook, budget and tax correspondent for the National Journal, discusses the impending cuts, from social security to defense spending, and the political jockeying taking place in DC.

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In Harm's Way: Reporting on Child Gun Deaths

WNYC reporter Kathleen Horan talks about her reporting project, "In Harm's Way", profiling the lives of every child killed by gun violence in New York City.


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Is Netflix's "House Of Cards" The Future of TV?

Bob Garfield, co-host of On The Media and author of The Chaos Scenario and the forthcoming Can't Buy Me Like: How Authentic Customer Connections Drive Superior Results discusses "House Of Cards", Netflix's first self-produced TV series, and what it might mean for the future of television on the internet.

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Changing Boy Scouts

As the Boy Scouts executive board considers changing its anti-gay policy, Eagle Scout Zach Wahls, founder of Scouts for Equality, and the author of My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength and What Makes a Family, talks about scouting and discrimination.

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Open Phones: "Why Haven't I Done This Sooner"

Inspired by a recent thread on Reddit, we ask: What's your biggest "Holy sh** why haven't I done this sooner" moment? Whether it's sharpening your knives, writing thank you notes, or switching to just one type of sock, tell us about your moment. Anything goes! Call in and tell us at 212-433-WNYC, or leave a comment below.

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