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The Brian Lehrer Show

Beach Bar Report; Bike Share Starts; Glenn Hubbard; Running for Office

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day weekend came and went. We'll check in to see how coastal bars and restaurants fared in this first post-Sandy summer weekend. Plus: The bike share program has started and transportation commission Janette Sadik-Khan discusses how it's going; international news with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg; how to run for office as an outsider; and the problem with entitlement spending according to Glenn Hubbard.

The Takeaway

The Post-Sandy Recovery of New York and New Jersey's Coastlines

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day is the official start of summer for most Americans, the time when people on the coasts and inland start heading to the beach for a break. But this year the usual New York and New Jersey beach-goers will have to be resilient and ready to deal with the uncertainty of coastal communities still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Reporter Janet Babin of WNYC has been reporting on the recovery of the coastlines.

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WNYC News

The Jersey Shore On Memorial Day: Scarred But Open For Business

Sunday, May 26, 2013

WNYC

This Memorial Day weekend is when many beach-goers have been getting their first glimpses of the Jersey Shore since Sandy. In Asbury Park, it's a mixed scene: boarded-up shops next to bustling restaurants serving brunch crowds under umbrellas in the sun. (See slide show below.)

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WNYC News

Coastcheck: Montauk, The End

Friday, May 24, 2013

WNYC

Amy Pearl and Janet Babin have made it to "The End" of coast check - they're in Montauk and even though it is wet and cloudy, they are on the beach.

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Transportation Nation

Parsing Chris Christie on Climate Change and Storms

Friday, May 24, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey Public Radio's Sarah Gonzalez took a well-publicized drubbing this week when she asked Governor Chris Christie about our reporting on New Jersey Transit, and Climate Change. So she decided to dig in, just what exactly is the relationship between Sandy and climate change, and how do New Jerseyans feel about Christie's position?

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WNYC News

New York City Beaches to Open for First Time Since Sandy

Friday, May 24, 2013

The city's beaches officially open Saturday. But in many areas ravaged by Sandy, like in the Rockaways, the beaches are still a work in progress.

"Ideally, we would hope there would be a lot of people on the beach," said Rockaway resident Monica Lynch. "I don't know if that is ...

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Schoolbook

Christie Deflects on Climate Change, Scientists Weigh In

Friday, May 24, 2013

WNYC

You might have heard Governor Chris Christie this week take issue with a question we posed about preparing for climate change. Here's what happened next.

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WNYC News

Coast Check: The South Shore of Long Island

Friday, May 24, 2013

Besides ruined docks and flooded homes and businesses, the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant dumped 2.2 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage into the Great South Bay, damaging it in ways not yet completely understood.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Coast Check; Hate Crimes; War on Terror; NY Aquarium

Friday, May 24, 2013

WNYC's Janet Babin has been making her way from Cape May to Montauk checking in on the coast before of the Memorial Day weekend. She joins us from the road to report back on the post-Sandy coastline. Plus: Colorlines' Kai Wright discusses the recent hate crimes in New York; a fighter jet pilot discusses modern warfare; analysis of President Obama's speech yesterday about counter-terrorism and national security; and an update from the New York Aquarium.

WNYC News

Coast Check on the South Shore of Long Island

Thursday, May 23, 2013

WNYC's Amy Pearl and Janet Babin are making their way along the coast for a pre-Memorial Day "coastcheck" to see what's changed since Sandy hit.  They made their way to Long Island and checked in on Jones Beach then took a boat ride in the Great South Bay to Fire Island. The breach in Fire Island is a big topic of conversation. Listen as Amy Eddings, local host of "All Things Considered" checks in with Janet.   

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WNYC News

Sandy Changes Topography of Long Beach, LI

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Seasonal beachgoers are returning to Long Beach and they are finding a few changes since Sandy hit.  

 

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WNYC News

Cape May to Montauk: Sea Bright, Sandy Hook and Highlands

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Janet Babin and Amy Pearl found a beach-goer in Sea Bright, NJ who was looking forward to the holiday weekend but said "It’s not going to be the same."

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WNYC News

Raising a Town to Save It: Highlands, New Jersey's Only Hope?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"The idea is rather simple: you know you’re in a flood plain, and wouldn't the best idea be to take the town out of a flood plain?"

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WNYC News

From Cape May to Montauk: Seaside Heights

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Seaside Heights is a beloved destination on the Jersey Shore. It's iconic roller coaster was just pulled out of the water last week. We checked in with reporter Janet Babin. Listen to her conversation with Amy Eddings.  

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WNYC News

From Cape May to Montauk: Day 1

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

In Seaside Heights, boardwalk attractions Jimbo's bar, are open and ready for Memorial Day.

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Transportation Nation

Christie: No Proof Climate Change Caused Sandy

Monday, May 20, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today rejected the idea that state agencies like New Jersey Transit needed to prepare for climate change ahead of Sandy.

“‘Cause I don’t think there’s been any proof thus far that Sandy was caused by climate change,” he said.

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WNYC News

Finally Open Again After Sandy, Manhattan VA Looks Ahead to Future Floods

Monday, May 20, 2013

The last of New York City’s hospitals devastated by Sandy has fully reopened after six months of repairs.

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Know Your Neighbor

Riding the Waves in a Damaged City: A Surfer's Return to Rockaway Beach

Monday, May 20, 2013

VIDEO. Area beaches officially reopen to visitors this weekend for swimmers, the first time since Sandy ravaged the area. But for the city's surfers, the beaches never closed. Surfer Michael Miller was back at Rockaway Beach a mere five weeks after the storm.

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WNYC News

Public Housing Looks to Community Centers for Sandy Solution

Monday, May 20, 2013

The New York City public housing agency is taking cues from how residents behaved after Sandy in order to survive the next storm better.

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WNYC News

After Sandy, Homeowner Asks What Next?

Friday, May 17, 2013

WNYC

VIDEO. The latest on Stephen Drimalas, the Staten Islander in Ocean Breeze whose ups and downs we've been following since Sandy swamped his home, nearly drove him from New York, and left him wondering about his future.

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