Sequester; Poverty in New York; LIPA; Solo Twin

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Friday, March 01, 2013

Slate's Fred Kaplan discusses why the sequester is worse for the military than you might think. Plus: Whether LIPA should be public or private; Verizon coverage post-Sandy; poverty and the Mayor's race; sustainable fashion; and the story of an identical twin lost.

Sequester Hits

Fred Kaplan, War Stories columnist for Slate and author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War, talks about the sequester's dramatic impact on the military.

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2013 Race for Mayor: Low-Income New Yorkers

Last night, Brian Lehrer moderated a forum of mayoral candidates on their visions for how to help low-income New Yorkers and working families. We'll play extended clips from the "2013 Race for Mayor: What's in it for Low-Income New Yorkers?" event.


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Telecom Outages After Sandy

Ilya Marritz, WNYC reporter, talks about his reporting on why some New Yorkers are still grappling with reduced telecom service after Sandy. Is your phone or internet line still down after Sandy knocked it out? Share your story with us (email and put "outage" in the subject line) and post your location on the map below.

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Public or Private LIPA

WNYC investigative reporter Robert Lewis talks about efforts to restructure the Long Island Power Authority after Sandy and his reporting on who gains from privatization.


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Fashion Month: Sustainability

Hazel Clark, professor in the MA Fashion Studies Program and research chair of Fashion at Parsons The New School for Design and the co-author of The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, and Globalization, talks to Brian Lehrer about fashion sustainability.

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A Single Twin

Christa Parravani, photographer and the author of Her: A Memoir, tells the story of her identical twin's death and her struggle to go on without her.

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2013 Race for Mayor: Low-Income New Yorkers

Brian Lehrer hosted a forum with seven mayoral hopefuls "2013 Race for Mayor: What's in it for Low-Income New Yorkers?" sponsored by The Community Service Society (CSS) sponsored the event in partnership with Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union, the Center for Popular Democracy, and United New York. Full audio above.

Hear Excerpts and Analysis of the Forum

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