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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg announced a major plan to prepare the city for the next big storm. Seth Pinsky of the New York City Economic Development Corporation is here to discuss. Plus: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman; corruption at non-profits; a neuroscientist’s ideas about drugs; and Ophira Eisenberg from NPR’s quiz show “Ask Me Another.”   

Preparing New York for the Next Storm

Mayor Bloomberg has announced his plans to prepare New York City infrastructure and operations for future storms. Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, discusses the $20 billion proposal.

→ Resources: Full Proposal | Bloomberg Presentation (PDF) | WNYC News Rundown | NYTimes Report

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AG Schneiderman: Campaign Finance Reform

New York's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, talks about the new regulations on non-profits, including 501(c)(4)s, that spend more than $10,000 on elections.

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Meet the NJ Senate Candidates: Steve Lonegan

Our series of interviews with the candidates in New Jersey Senate special election continues. Steve Lonegan, Republican candidate for Senate in New Jersey and former mayor of Bogota , on his candidacy to fill the Senate seat of the late Frank Lautenberg http://www.loneganforsenate.com/

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Non-Profits and Corruption

Nicholas Kusnetz, reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, talks about their examination of the links between non-profits, politicians, and corruption in New York State.

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Poverty, Race and Addiction

Carl Hart, associate professor in the departments of psychology and psychiatry at Columbia University and the author of High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society, talks about his own life and his work on the science of drug addiction.

→ Event: Reading at Barnes and Noble, 2289 Broadway at 82nd St, today at 7 pm. Details.

 

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Ask Me Another Takes Summer Stage

Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another, and Jonathan Coulton, the one-man house band for Ask Me Another, discuss their upcoming show this Friday, which kicks off Central Park's SummerStage.

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