Sandy One Year Later; Jon Meacham; NYC Taxis; Urban Trends

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

On Rockaway Beach Boulevard 17 buildings burned down during Sandy. In February most of the debris from the fire has been removed. On Rockaway Beach Boulevard 17 buildings burned down during Sandy. In February most of the debris from the fire has been removed. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

Sandy hit one year ago today. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman and Janet Babin talk about lessons learned and stories unfolding a year into the recovery. Plus: Jon Meacham discusses his book about Thomas Jefferson and the current state of Washington politics; a focus on the future of New York City taxis; a new exhibit at the Guggenheim about the future of urban innovation; and a close look at neighborhood organizing in the Rockaways. 

One Year After Sandy: Lessons Learned, Challenges Ahead

It's one year since Hurricane Sandy battered the region. WNYC editor Matthew Schuerman and reporter Janet Babin discuss where we've been over the last year, including things that have changed and things that haven't but should. Plus, your calls: What lessons did we learn over the last year, and what comes next? Call 212-433-9692 or post below.

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30 Issues in 30 Days: Taxi!

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.

How will hailing a cab change under the next mayor? Capital New York reporter Dana Rubinstein talks about the issues of medallion and livery cabs, owners' vs. drivers' concerns, Manhattan vs. "outer boroughs" and what the next mayor will do.


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Jon Meacham on the Persistent Jefferson/Hamilton Divide

Jon Meacham, executive editor at Random House and author of  Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power (Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2013), talks about the latest goings-on in Washington and whether the founding Jefferson/Hamilton divide still operates.

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10 Innovative Urban Ideas

Maria Nicanor, curator of the new exhibit at the Guggenheim, "Participatory City: 100 Urban Trends from the BMW Guggenheim Lab," talks about the new exhibit and goes through 10 of the 100 concepts it features in a glossary about urban innovation.


Building Human Infrastructure in the Rockaways

In the year since Sandy, affected neighborhoods have started to rebuild, but also prepare for their response to the next storm.  Jaime Jordan, one of the founders of Rockaway Help, talks about the work she and her neighbors are doing in the Rockaways to build up social infrastructure as a key part of disaster response.

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