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WNYC News

Homeowner Asks 'Where's My Insurance Money?'

Monday, December 17, 2012

WNYC

After weeks of battling insurance companies, including the FEMA-administered National Flood Insurance, Stephen Drimalas' determination is fraying.

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WNYC News

In Wake of Sandy, NYS Launches Commissions to Examine Response

Thursday, December 13, 2012

In the wake of Sandy, Governor Andrew Cuomo tasked three commissions with examining the state's preparedness and response.

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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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New Jersey News

Hoboken Mayor Seeks Aid from Congress

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sandy caused more than $100 million in damages to Hoboken, according to the city's mayor, Dawn Zimmer. She presented her case for federal assistance before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship Thursday.

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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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WNYC News

Climate Change Fears Meet Development at the New Hudson Yards

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

After nearly a decade of planning and debate, ground was finally broken last week on a set of office and apartment towers that will be built on a platform above an MTA rail yard. But the location is in a flood plain, and a Columbia University scientist warns that the development will put an upper limit on just how much the rail yard can be raised in order to keep it out of the way of rising sea levels.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Up Front

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tonight's star-studded Sandy benefit has prompted questions about the legality and economics of ticket scalping. Plus: A new report on fish mislabeling; city Health Commissioner Thomas Farley explains the good news for childhood obesity and infant mortality rates in NYC; Foreign Affairs' Jonathan Tepperman on U.S.-China foreign policy; and contemporary Mayan culture.

WNYC News

With Bellevue Psychiatric Unit Offline, Mentally Ill Face New Challenges

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The temporary shut-down of Bellevue’s psychiatric ward has led to concerns about possible crowding at the other facilities where patients have ended up—including Kings County Hospital Center, which had a troubled record of caring for the mentally ill even before Sandy struck.

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WNYC News

Life After Sandy: Shared To-Do Lists in East Village Co-ops and DIY Residents of the Rockaways Pull Together

Monday, December 10, 2012

For homeowners of flooded houses along the shores of New York and New Jersey, the post-Sandy to-do list is endless: sort, dry, trash, clean, make calls to the electrician, the boiler guy, an engineer, a mold specialist and, all along the way, document everything for insurance claims.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

On the Brink

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Middle East is in turmoil. Hear analysis about the situations in Gaza, Egypt, Syria and throughout the region from Leila Hilal of the New America Foundation. Plus: diplomacy in China; your topical college essays; additional food assistance for Sandy victims; and the phones will be open for you to tell us what you’re buying online that you never thought you would.

WNYC News

Sandy Aid: A Breakdown of the President's $60.4 Billion Dollar Request

Sunday, December 09, 2012

WNYC

President Barack Obama asked Congress Friday for $60.4 billion in federal aid for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Sandy in late October. The aid request, submitted on behalf of the President by Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Jeffrey Zients, notes that while damage estimates from Hurricane Sandy are not final, it's on track to be the second or third most costly natural disaster in U.S. history, behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and close to Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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WNYC News

NY, NJ Senators Push Tax Relief for Sandy Victims

Sunday, December 09, 2012

WNYC

Local lawmakers say President Obama's $60.4 billion aid package for Sandy relief is a step in the right direction. But they also say New York and New Jersey's storm victims need tax relief.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Getting Up

Friday, December 07, 2012

The Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook suffered major flooding after Sandy. Three members of the community from different areas of the Red Hook talk about recovery and what they expect from the next storm. Plus: the latest on the cease-fire in Gaza and what it means economically; a look at what the next emerging markets might be, going beyond the Brazil-Russia-India-China format known as BRIC; and your calls on your fantasy mayoral candidates for New York City.

WNYC News

FEMA Says No to Trailers in New York City

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Federal disaster relief officials have ruled out deploying mobile homes to shelter city residents whose own homes have been damaged or destroyed by Sandy. Instead, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will rely on a combination of hotels, rental assistance and a new home repair program run by the city.

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WNYC News

Sandy Sends Wrecked Autos to Belmont Racetrack

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Sandy wrecked hundreds of thousands of cars along the New York and New Jersey shorelines and could cost insurers an estimated $800 million, according to the Insurance Information Institute.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hospitals, Post-Sandy

Thursday, December 06, 2012

WNYC reporter Fred Mogul updates the state of area hospitals after the storm.

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New Jersey News

No Lights, No Power, No ETA

Thursday, December 06, 2012

WNYC

The New Jersey Senate and Assembly are taking a hard look at the performance of state utilities after Sandy. Jersey Central Power and Light has come under fire after many of its customers were without heat and power for two weeks after the storm. Even before Sandy, JCP&L, got poor marks for its handling of past prolonged outages. The utility's performance raises questions about out-of-state ownership of one of the state's largest suppliers of electricity.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Helping Art Galleries Recover from Sandy

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Many art galleries, and artists, suffered severe damage during Sandy, and in the wake of the storm, teams of conservators have rushed in to help them recover, and save as much of the artwork as possible. Jim Coddington, MoMA's chief conservator, Lisa Elkin, Chief Registrar and Director of Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History, and Cindy Albertson, conservator at MoMA and the FAIC (Foundation for the American Institute for Conservation) Sandy Volunteer Coordinator, talk about what can be done to conserve damaged artworks.

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WNYC News

Morning Headlines | Selected by the WNYC News Hub

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Must-reads headlines from around the city, curated by the WNYC Newsroom.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg's Waterfront Development Comes Under Scrutiny from Sandy's Impact

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Sandy is making planners, architects and scientists take another look at Mayor Bloomberg's effort to put high-rise apartments on New York City's waterfront. They say measures meant to make the new development withstand flooding may not be enough as sea levels continue to rise.

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