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Thursday, September 04, 2008

70 years ago, a major hurricane struck the northeast U.S., killed almost 700 people, and caused the modern equivalent of nearly 5 billion dollars in damage! Find out whether the New York City metro area is prepared for another big hurricane. Also, director Chris Smith on his new film, “The Pool,” shot in Goa, India. But first: more coverage of the Republican convention, live from St. Paul! Hear what's in the Republican party's 2008 platform, and the role it will play in the leadup to Nov. 4.

Join us for another Lopate Show film screening! On Monday, Sept. 8th, we'll be showing the 1976 film "All the President's Men" at Galapagos in DUMBO. Seating is limited, so RSVP soon!

Republican Party Platform: What’s in it, and Why

Each party votes on a party platform during their convention, but we rarely hear about what’s in it or how it got there. Stephen Spruiell of the National Review what’s in the Republican party’s 2008 platform, and what role it will play in the rest of ...

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Open Phones: Watching the Conventions

We want to know if you’ve been watching the Democratic and Republican conventions. Are you equally interested in both? Have you learned much from them, and has anything you’ve seen or heard in Denver and St. Paul changed your mind about the candidates? What have been the best and worst ...

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Social Mobility in Goa, India

American director Chris Smith’s new film, "The Pool," explores social mobility in neighborhoods of poverty and privilege of Goa, India. It’s making its U.S. premiere at the Film Forum (209 W. Houston St.), and Chris Smith will be there for Q&A sessions at the Thurs. Sept. ...


Underreported: Offshore LNG Terminals in NY and NJ

Environmentalists in New Jersey and New York are fighting proposals to build offshore terminals to store liquefied natural gas (LNG). Hear why ExxonMobil and private investment firms want the terminals to be built, and why many are concerned about the terminals’ potential impact. David Byer is Water Policy Attorney for ...

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Underreported: Is NYC Ready for a Major Hurricane?

70 years ago, in September 1938, a major hurricane struck the northeast and killed almost 700 people…and caused the modern equivalent of nearly 5 billion dollars in damage! Find out whether the New York City metro area is prepared for another major hurricane, and the disasters that could follow. Sarah ...

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