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WNYC News

Is Sandy Debris in NJ Landfill Poisoning Town?

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

WNYC
NJ Spotlight
Environmentalists say it's what can happen when regulations aren’t strict enough. State officials call it an isolated case 'gone wrong.'

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WNYC News

Councilman Calls On Verizon To Fix Phone Lines

Monday, March 25, 2013

Almost five months after Sandy, there's still no dial tone for hundreds of people living in the Rockaways. The city councilman representing the area is warning the phone outage is a dangerous situation that must be fixed quickly.

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WNYC News

South Street Seaport Businesses Worried About Pier 17 Overhaul

Thursday, March 14, 2013

More than four months after Sandy, the cobblestone lanes of the South Street Seaport look like something out of The Walking Dead

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WNYC News

After Sandy, A Bumpy Transition from Copper to Fiber Phone Lines

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Months after Sandy, fiber connectivity hasn’t reached everyone, and many businesses and residents are still without basic communications services.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Midland Beach, SI; Gun Trafficking; Walking NY

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Staten Island saw the highest death toll from Sandy. Residents and business owners from Midland Beach, Staten Island, discuss the recovery. Parish Manager Bob Dennis talks about the role of St. Margaret Mary Church and Christine Mignone-Morena talks about reopening her dance studio in the community. Then, our January series on guns concludes with a look at trafficking and the Glock in cities; walking the city through different eyes. Plus: President Obama has said that he’d have to think “long and hard” before allowing his kids to play football. Would you?

The Brian Lehrer Show

FEMA's Sandy Deadline Approaching

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance for damage from Sandy is Monday, January 28. And many who have already applied are frustrated with the results.  Yisroel Schulman, co-founder, president, and attorney at large at the New York Legal Assistance Group, gives an update and answers your questions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NY and NJ Town Hall: Using Sandy Aid

Friday, January 18, 2013

We will be checking in with local communities and discussing how the FEMA aid should be distributed throughout their neighborhoods.  Domenic Recchia, City Councilman for the 47th district, Dawn Zimmer, mayor of Hoboken, and Jack Schnirman, city manager of Long Beach, Long Island, will each talk about what the approval of FEMA aid for Sandy recovery will mean in their communities.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Assessing Christie's 2013 State of State

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gave his annual State of the State address yesterday. WNYC's Bob Hennelly discusses how Christie addressed the policy response to Sandy, and kicked off his 2013 re-election campaign.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Sandy: Asbury Park

Friday, December 14, 2012

Dan Jacobson, publisher of TriCityNews and the Asbury Park SunPastor Sony Augustine, senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in Asbury Park, and Marilyn Schlossbach, restaurateur and owner of Asbury Park's Langosta Lounge, discuss the Jersey Shore town's recovery in the weeks since Sandy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Economics of the 12/12/12 Sandy Benefit Concert

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tonight's 12/12/12 Sandy benefit at Madison Square Garden is being called the biggest music event ever. Christopher John Farley of the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog discusses the star-studded lineup. Plus, Bill Werde, Billboard Editorial Director, discusses the economics of a large benefit concert, and the effect of scalping.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Food Assistance for Sandy Victims

Monday, December 10, 2012

Robert Doar, administrator and commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration and Department of Social Services talks about D-SNAP, a program that provides additional food stamp assistance available for New Yorkers in storm-damaged zip codes. Doar explains who qualifies, as well as when and how to apply.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Sandy: Red Hook

Friday, December 07, 2012

Chef Monica Byrne, partner of the Red Hook based home/made restaurant and Roquette Catering, and one of the founders of Restore Red Hook, will be joined by Wally Bazemore, long-time community activist and resident of Red Hook Houses, and David Sharps, president of The Waterfront Museum and captain of the Lehigh Valley barge, to give us an update on Red Hook post-Sandy.

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WNYC News

Board Members Overseeing Utility Have Long-Standing Political Ties

Monday, November 19, 2012

The sluggish response to power outages during Sandy by the Long Island Power Authority has renewed criticism of the entity whose 10 civilian board members are mostly appointees with Albany connections and little to no experience running a utility.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Sandy: NYCHA Chairman Rhea

Monday, November 12, 2012

John Rhea, NYCHA Chairman, talks about recovery efforts for the thousands of public housing units still without hot water, power or heat.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Sandy: Long Island Power and LIPA

Friday, November 09, 2012

Gus Garcia-Roberts, Newsday reporter, discusses the ongoing power outages on Long Island and discusses charges by Governor Cuomo and others that energy provider LIPA is failing to meet the recovery needs there. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Sandy: Schools and Displaced Students

Friday, November 09, 2012

WNYC’s Bob Hennelly and WNYC reporter and SchoolBook contributor Beth Fertig provide information for students in NYC and NJ who are attending different schools after being displaced by Sandy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Sandy: Volunteering This Weekend

Friday, November 09, 2012

Interested in helping with Sandy recovery but don't know where to start? Steve Streicher, Communications Director for New York Cares, and Sherry Lynn Fazio, Senior Director of External Affairs for Jersey Cares, discuss volunteering opportunities this weekend, and the role of private vs. government help for those recovering from Sandy.

→ WNYC Guide To Helping

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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Sandy: Insurance Help

Thursday, November 08, 2012

J. Robert Hunter, director of Insurance for the Consumer Federation of America and former federal insurance administrator under Presidents Ford Carter, talks about how the insurance industry is reacting to the damage from Sandy and answers insurance questions from listeners.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Sandy: Housing Recovery

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Eric Lipton, Washington correspondent for The New York Times, discusses the government effort to provide housing assistance for those displaced by Sandy. Then, WNYC reporter Cindy Rodriguez talks about local aid for the displaced. 

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

AG Schneiderman: Price Gouging Alert

Friday, November 02, 2012

New York's attorney general Eric Schneiderman talks about how to avoid scams and price gouging after the storm.

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