Nina Totenberg; Sandy Legal Help; StoryCorps

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Stephen Drimalas, in his Honda, grapples with Sandy-related paperwork. (Jim O'Grady/WNYC)

A year after Sandy, legal and insurance tangles persist. Yisroel Schulman of the New York Legal Assistance Group takes your calls on what kind of legal help is still available. Plus: NPR’s Nina Totenberg on this Supreme Court term; Dave Isay of StoryCorps on ten years of personal stories; and the election series 30 Issues in 30 Days continues with transportation week, and we’ll start with cars and how to manage New York’s roads.

Nina Totenberg on the New SCOTUS Term

A new Supreme Court term began earlier this month. This docket for this session includes a case on limits on campaign donations, affirmative action, and two cases related to abortion. Nina Totenberg, NPR legal affairs correspondent, talks about the cases she's following from the highest court in the country.

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Legal Help a Year After Sandy

Yisroel Schulman, co-founder, president, and, attorney at large at New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), talks about the Storm Response Unit and what kind of assistance is still available a year after Sandy struck.


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Happy Birthday StoryCorps!

Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps Ties That Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps (Penguin Press, 2013), plays selections and talks about ten years of gathering extraordinary stories from "ordinary" people.


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30 Issues in 30 Days: Traffic Jams

It's Transportation Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Robert Sinclair Jr., manager of media relations at AAA New York, kicks off "transportation week" with a discussion of how the city needs to balance the preferences of drivers over cyclists and pedestrians.

Then, Rachel Weinberger, director of research and policy strategy for Nelson\Nygaard, a transportation consulting firm, talks about the issues facing and the tools available to the next mayor in managing NYC's roads.  She served as advisor on PlaNYC and is the co-editor ofAuto Motives: Understanding Car Use Behaviors (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2011).


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Open Phones: Lou Reed's New York

NYC icon Lou Reed died yesterday at the age of 71. We remember his life and work - and the New York he reflected and built. The phones are open: What did Lou Reed mean to you? What did his life reflect about downtown New York? Do you have a Lou Reed story? Post here, or call 212-433-9692.

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