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Recovery

The Takeaway

Economic Forecast Is Bright, But Not for All

Friday, December 05, 2014

New job numbers for November are promising. The catch: we were in a really deep hole. To reach pre-recession numbers, more people still need to get hired and see their wages go up.

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The Longest Shortest Time

What Makes a Happy Family?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Comedian Julian McCullough was abandoned by his mom and grew up with a pothead of a dad. Now that he has a family of his own, he's figuring out how to do it right.

Storycorps

StoryCorps 373: Going Home

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

When the StoryCorps Mobile Booth visited Durham, North Carolina in 2006, David Wright decided to interview his friend, Eddie Lanier, Jr.

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The Takeaway

How to Make $1 Billion

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

If you had the good luck to play the S&P 500 absolutely perfectly, it would’ve been possible to transform a $1,000 investment into hundreds of billions of dollars in returns. How? David Yanofsky, reporter for Quartz, tells you how.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Spain: a cautious return to growth

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Spain: a cautious return to growth

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Inside a New York Drug Clinic

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Jake Bernstein, business reporter for ProPublica, looks at the mismanagement of drug clinics and sober houses in NYC, along with Lillian Imbert, the subject of his article “Inside a New York Drug Clinic, Allegations of Kickbacks and Shoddy Care.”

 

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WNYC News

Red Cross has Millions in Unspent Donations After Sandy

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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The Red Cross has raked in $303 million in donations since Sandy struck the region last October, but the organization has only spent two-thirds of that, leaving $111 million in its coffers.

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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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WNYC News

Documenting Recovery in the Rockaways

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Over 100 homes in the Breezy Point neighborhood in Queens burned to the ground during Sandy. Hundreds of other homes there were flooded. WNYC’s Stephen Nessen headed out and documented the destruction, which can be seen on The Weekly Flickr.

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The Takeaway

Knoxville One of Three American Cities "Fully Recovered" from Great Recession

Monday, December 10, 2012

What do Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Knoxville have in common? Recent findings from the Brookings Institution show that these three cities are the only major metropolitan areas in the United States that are experiencing an economic recovery since the recession ended in 2009. Knoxville's Mayor Madeline Rogero tells us more about her city's recovery.

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WNYC News

Feds Release First FEMA Funds for New York City

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

New York City is getting nearly $190 million in the first round of federal money to help recover from Superstorm Sandy, U.S. senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said Tuesday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Recovery: Four Weeks Post-Sandy

Monday, November 26, 2012

Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, discusses the status of the recovery in New Jersey four weeks after Sandy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Making Connections

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Historian Douglas Brinkley explains what precedent there is for President Obama’s second term, and reflects on post-Katrina lessons applicable to the post-Sandy recovery here. Plus: how disasters create communities and what it means for climate change activists; Slate’s Sasha Issenberg looks back at how the Obama campaign used data to win the election; an on-the-ground look at the Long Island communities of Long Beach and Oceanside.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Extended News from WNYC and NJPR

Friday, November 09, 2012

WNYC's Soterios Johnson and NJPR's David Furst provide extended news coverage of the area's recovery from Sandy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Extended News from WNYC and NJPR

Thursday, November 08, 2012

WNYC's Richard Hake and NJPR's David Furst provide extended news coverage of the nor'easter and its effects on the region's recovery from Sandy.

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Transportation Nation

Big Three Automakers Post Double-Digit Sales Gains

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Ford Focus Electric (CC) by Flickr user Kevin Krejci

The recovery has been very good to the U.S. auto industry.

General Motors said Tuesday its August sales were double the company's expectations and are up 10 percent over 2011 numbers. Ford reports its numbers were up 13 percent. And Chrysler had its best August in five years, posting gains of 14 percent.

These numbers come at a fortuitous time for President Obama, who is making the $85 billion bailout of the auto industry a key talking point of his re-election campaign. Speaking Monday at a United Auto Workers rally in Ohio, Obama told the crowd: "If we had turned our backs on you, if we had thrown in the towel like that, GM and Chrysler wouldn’t exist today."

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The Takeaway

As New Orleans Remembers Katrina, Isaac Approaches

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

On the advent of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, tropical storm Isaac is heading towards New Orleans. Isaac revives the memory of both the devastation and reconstruction of Katrina, and poses the question of how New Orleans will handle its next big storm.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bounce Back

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Andrew Zolli, executive director and curator of the PopTech community of innovators and co-author of Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back, discusses his new book examining why some systems and communities are able to recover quickly from crisis when others are not.

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The Takeaway

Finding the Brighter Side to America's Economic Decline

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Since the financial collapse in 2008, Americans have become accustomed to hearing grim news about the state of the economy. But author and economics editor Daniel Gross has a more optimistic take. In his new book, "Better, Stronger, Faster: The Myth of American Decline and the Rise of a New Economy," Gross argues that the country's initial reaction to the economic hardships have paved the way for a brighter, stronger future.

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The Takeaway

Did the Obama Administration Fumble the Recovery?

Monday, March 05, 2012

Four months before President Obama was sworn into office, the investment bank Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy, setting off a panic throughout the country and much of the world. Coming on the heels of the bank bailout and the subprime mortgage crisis, President Obama's primary focus became the economy. One of the major questions facing his administration now is how well Obama and his team handled the fallout after the economic crash.

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