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Post-Sandy Real Estate; Isabel Allende; Progressive Mayor; Daily Rituals

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Six months after Sandy hit, we take a look at how recovery is impacting current real estate trends and housing prices in the area. Plus: Isabel Allende talks about her new novel and its theme of adolescence in America; a discussion of whether or not the NYC electorate actually wants a progressive mayor; and a new book that chronicles the daily rituals of creative types, from Jane Austen to Woody Allen.

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Boston: The Russian Connection

Scott Shane, New York Times intelligence reporter based in Washington, discusses ongoing questions about the investigation of the Boston bombings, and the effectiveness of the intelligence community in preventing and prosecuting domestic terrorism.

 

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6 Months After Sandy: Real Estate Check-In

WNYC reporter Janet Babin talks about post-Sandy real estate trends, and how recovery efforts and preparation for other storms has shaped housing prices in the area.

 

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Isabel Allende on Adolescence

This live interview with Isabel Allende originally aired on April 30, 2013. An edited version was aired on July 5, 2013 as part of a special episode of the Brian Lehrer Show. 

In her latest novel, Maya's Notebook, acclaimed author Isabel Allende writes from the perspective of an American teenager sent to an island community near Chile. Allende talks about her contemporary character's identity, her own career, and why her work is so popular.

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Beyond Pink Ribbons

Peggy Orenstein, contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, and author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture, questions the focus on breast cancer awareness and screening in light of the latest research, especially if it comes at the expense of research into treatment and a cure.

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Looking for a Progressive Mayoral Candidate

For such a lefty city, why does New York keep electing center-right mayors? Jarrett Murphy, editor in chief of City Limits magazine, talks about his piece for The Nation on the search for a progressive candidate in the NYC mayoral election, and the city's history of voting the other way.

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Creative Daily Rituals and Getting to Work

From Frank Lloyd Wright's procrastination to Beethoven's bathing regimen, Mason Currey, author of Daily Rituals: How Artists Work and the Daily Routines blog, talks about what he's found about how creative people set routines.

 

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