Monday Morning Politics; Fire Island Breach; Fracking Founders

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Monday, November 18, 2013

New York City Hall/Ken Lund (flickr)

Capital New York’s Azi Paybarah and WNYC’s Brigid Bergin discuss what's happening in New York City politics. Plus: Molly Ball of The Atlantic looks at the politics behind the Obamacare rollout and more national news; freelance journalist Will James explains why a breach on Fire Island caused by Superstorm Sandy has had an unexpectedly positive environmental consequence; author and Wall Street Journal writer Gregory Zuckerman discusses his new book, The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters; and we open the phones to hear where you've seen the new green outer borough taxis. 

Monday Morning Local Politics

Is this the week that Bill de Blasio announces his high-level appointments? Azi Paybarah of Capital New York and WNYC's Brigid Bergin set the stage for what looks to be a busy week of transition politics -- and Bloomberg legacy assessment.

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Monday Morning National Politics

Molly Ball, politics writer for The Atlantic, looks at the politics around the twists and turns of the Obamacare rollout and other national news.

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Typhoon Haiyan Response: Keep Giving

There's an emerging narrative that relief efforts in the Philippines are being hampered. So what is working, and what can you do about it? Julien Schopp, Director of Humanitarian Policy and Practice at InterAction, offers his advice. Then, Rolando Lavarro, Jersey City Council President and Filipino-American, discusses the response from the local community and relief efforts in our area.

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Fire Island Breach

Will James, freelance journalist for The Wall Street Journal, contributor to The Atlantic, and author of the piece On Long Island Coast, An Unexpected Gift From Hurricane Sandy, discusses the breach in Fire Island caused by Sandy and the unexpected consequences and dispute about what to do about it.

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Cracking Fracking

Gregory Zuckerman, special writer at The Wall Street Journal and the author of The Greatest Trade Ever and The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters (Portfolio Hardcover, 2013), profiles the men who "discovered" hydro-fracking as a profitable means to extract energy from shale and started the controversial industry.

→ EVENT: Gregory Zuckerman will be reading tonight at The Half King Bar & Restaurant, 505 W 23rd Street, at 7 PM.

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Open Phones: Green Taxi Spotting

We're taking your calls about the outer-boro (aka GREEN) taxis. Are you seeing them? Are they helping fill a transportation need in your neighborhood? Call in and say where you've seen them and where you would like to see them more often.


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