Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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.”
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
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.
Friday, December 14, 2012
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
By Kate Hinds
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."
Read more about auto sales at NPR.
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.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
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.
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.