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Hurricane Sandy

The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: NYC Marathon

Friday, November 02, 2012

After a hard week of cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy, New York City is still gearing up for the NYC marathon. What do you think about preparing for one of the biggest events in the city in post-Sandy conditions? Let us know in the comments section or call in to the show.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What About the Children?

Friday, November 02, 2012

Irwin Redlener, president and co-founder of the Children's Health Fund and director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, and Geoffrey Canada, founder of Harlem Children’s Zone, talk about their concern that children living in poverty has not gotten attention during the presidential campaign.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Voting Post-Storm

Friday, November 02, 2012

WNYC reporters Brigid Bergin and Anna Sale report on the state of voting machines and other election day logistics in storm-damaged New York and New Jersey.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Coping After Sandy

Friday, November 02, 2012

Reporters, experts and listeners provide news and information from around the region as the region continues to clean up and recover.

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Schoolbook

Educators Re-Group at Schools Across City

Friday, November 02, 2012

Teachers, principals and school support staff mostly went back to work Friday, sharing their own Sandy stories and figuring out how and where to teach their students come Monday.

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Transportation Nation

Cuomo: Subway Trains Could Roll in 4-5 Tunnel Soon

Friday, November 02, 2012

Previous Work on the 4-5 Line at Borough Hall, Brooklyn (MTA Photo)

Governor Cuomo says the 4-5 train could be running under the East River soon. At a news briefing on Friday morning, Cuomo said: "We spoke with Kevin Burke in Con-Ed this morning, he's been making good progress especially in downtown Manhattan, he believes the power is going to be back on in what's called the Joralemon tunnel, which will facilitate the MTA bringing power back into the subway system in that area."

On Thursday,  MTA Chief Joe Lhota said once power was on, subways could run on the F and 4/5 lines within two hours.

On Friday, Cuomo said he expects an announcement this afternoon.

"If Con-Ed is correct and they re-power downtown Manhattan, and if the Joralemon tunnel is correct you'll see more trains coming on line and we'll have that announcement later today as we see exactly the effect of the re-powering," Cuomo said.

An hour later, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he'd hoped mass transit would be close to normal "soon."

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WNYC News

Slideshow | Scenes from a West Side Commute

Friday, November 02, 2012

WNYC's Julianne Welby commuted to work via livery cab, subway, and foot on Thursday from Upper Manhattan. Her usual 45 minute commute took 90 minutes. Here are some of the sights she encountered during her travels.

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The Takeaway

Small Business Owners Cope with Loss

Friday, November 02, 2012

Despite the optimistic outlook that the urgent need to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy will result in the creation of jobs, small businesses in New York have taken a huge hit.  New York City small business owners Dawn Casale, and Sherry Delamarter share the impact Sandy has had on their livelihoods, and how they are moving forward in her aftermath.

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Schoolbook

Remaining in the Flood Zone Despite Warnings

Friday, November 02, 2012

Staten Island was one of the areas hit hard by massive flooding from Sandy. Among the people that stayed, was the family of 17-year-old Tasina Berkey. Her family, like many of their neighbors, never experienced flooding like this before.

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The Takeaway

Rethinking Urban Design in Hurricane Sandy's Wake

Friday, November 02, 2012

It’s easy to forget that Manhattan is an island, and that New York City is a coastal zone, but the truth is that climate change experts had long predicted that rising sea levels and a storm of Sandy's magnitude would produce massive flooding throughout the city. Alan Weisman, author of "The World Without Us," explains how to rethink New York's environment to make conditions for sustainable moving forward.

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The Takeaway

Is Lying on Twitter During an Emergency the Same as Yelling 'Fire' in a Crowded Movie Theater?

Friday, November 02, 2012

Perhaps more than any other news source, hunkered down residents of New York were turning to Twitter. The problem? A lot of it was fake. Now New York City Council Member Peter Vallone, Jr. wants the worst offender to be charged with a criminal offense.

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WNYC News

Your Sandy Stories: What Are You Learning About Your Community?

Friday, November 02, 2012

This past weekend, WNYC gathered your stories as we recover from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

What are you learning about your community?

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The Takeaway

Essay: Life in Danger's Path

Friday, November 02, 2012

John Hockenberry usually wouldn't say it out loud, but sometimes he wonders to himself, 'Are New Yorkers crazy to live so directly in danger's path?' The city has weathered twisters, earthquakes, and now a major hurricane that has left dozens dead and millions without power. Shouldn't we live where it's safe, rather than rebuild where it's not?

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WNYC News

How the NYPD Polices the Aftermath of Sandy

Friday, November 02, 2012

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said officers are working longer shifts — and police say they have tapped the Organized Crime Control Bureau for additional officers on the ground, are using recruits to man some intersections have relied on NYPD school security to help staff city-operated shelters.

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New Jersey News

In Hoboken, Neighbors Helping Neighbors Pull Through

Friday, November 02, 2012

As Hoboken, New Jersey, continues to dry out from Sandy, a sense of community is emerging from this city in crisis.  Throughout the city, National Guard soldiers make the rounds, assisting with evacuations and distributing food to those who need it.  Tow trucks cart away vehicles totaled in the storm.  And in the midst of all the chaos, it’s the small acts of kindness that people are finding surprising.

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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Sandy: Help for Small Businesses

Friday, November 02, 2012

Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and Rob Walsh, Commissioner of the Department of Small Business Services, take calls and offer advice for small businesses dealing with Sandy's aftermath.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Storm and the Economy

Friday, November 02, 2012

WNYC’s Business and Economics Editor Charlie Herman discusses the economic impact of the storm on the city and the metro area.

CORRECTION: During the interview, Leonard said the Fine Print Dealers Association Print fair was cancelled, but that was an error. The print fair is still happening! We apologize for the mistake.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Predicting the Weather

Friday, November 02, 2012

For Please Explain we’re looking at how experts predict the weather—and storms like Hurricane Sandy—and how improving technology is making the science more precise. Dr. Robert Gall, Development Manager of the Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Dr. Adam Sobel, Professor in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: The Economic Impact of Sandy

Friday, November 02, 2012

Four days after Hurricane Sandy turned the New York metropolitan area on its head, estimates for the economic damage are coming in as high as $50 billion — making it one of the costliest storms on record.

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