Coastal Rebuilding; Sen. Gillibrand; Working for Free

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

The Small Business Administration is granting loans to businesses in hard-hit coastal communities damaged by Sandy. WNYC’s Robert Lewis talks about a ProPublica and WNYC investigation into money going into vulnerable coastal areas. Plus: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on a new gun trafficking bill; Max Boot’s new book on current and future insurgencies; a road trip has lessons about gun culture; and what kind of calculation do you make about whether to work for free or not?

The Post-Sandy Rebuilding Rush

WNYC investigative reporter Robert Lewis discusses a government-approved $776 million effort to rebuild in flood-prone areas, as a WNYC and ProPublica investigation revealed.

Read Robert's story and see the map.

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What We Learned at the GOP Mayoral Debate

Greg David, director of the Business & Economics Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School, contributor to Crain's New York Business, and author of Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a City, discusses the forum he hosted for Republican mayoral hopefuls.


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Gun Guys: A Road Trip

Dan Baum, author of Gun Guys: A Road Trip, talks about what his road trip into middle America taught him about the country's gun culture. 

Event: On-stage conversation, Q&A and book-signing with Dan Baum at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute today at 6:30 PM. More info here.

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Sen. Gillibrand: Gun Trafficking, Sequester, and More

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) talks about her proposed legislation to combat gun trafficking and other issues.


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History of Guerrilla War

Max Boot, Jeanne J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow for National Security Studies at The Council on Foreign Relations, looks back as far as Alexander the Great to shed light on current (and future) insurgencies in his new book Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present (Liveright, 2013).

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When Do You Work for Free?

A recent blog post by writer Nate Thayer has sparked a conversation about journalists working for free. We broaden the conversation to all fields — when is it worth it to work for no pay?

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