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New Tech City

Bye Bye, Cable Guy. Hello, Microwave Broadband.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Two brothers had an idea: How about starting a broadband service provider in New York City?

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New Tech City

Alone in the Dark: Susan Crawford and the Telecom Industry

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A year after Sandy cut power to cellphone towers and flooded copper wire, land line telephones leaving thousands of people without service, what's changed?  "Nothing," says Susan Crawford, author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age.

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New Tech City

Safety Nets: Broadband & Wifi in a Post-Sandy World

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

This week New Tech City looks at how New York City's internet connectivity has changed since Sandy knocked out communications for so many New Yorkers.

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WNYC News

Public Housing Authority Turns Attention to Future Threats

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The agency that runs public housing projects in New York says it's made big improvements since Sandy.

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WNYC News

NYU Hospital Throws Sandy Birthday Party, But Is It Just a PR Stunt?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

On the anniversary of Sandy, the hospital marked the occasion in an unusual way: by holding a birthday party for the babies who had been evacuated after the storm hit back, and inviting the news media along. 

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The Takeaway

HUD Secretary Donovan Reflects On Sandy's First Anniversary

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

One year ago this week, Sandy devastated the Eastern Seaboard, leaving at least 117 dead, thousands homeless and an estimated $65 billion in damage. President Barack Obama appointed Shaun Donovan, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, to lead the federal response to Sandy. Secretary Donovan examines Sandy's impact, and discusses the state of the recovery effort one year later. 

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Transportation Nation

My Sandy Transportation Photo Diary

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

WNYC

Everyone has their Sandy photos. As I was biking (or taking the "bus bridge") from well-lit Brooklyn to dark Manhattan and back covering the storm and its aftermath, I snapped photos on my phone.  Here are a few.

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The Takeaway

Science Friday's Ira Flatow on Extreme Weather One Year After Sandy

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

While the science behind climate change may still be controversial in some circles, it's come increasingly difficult to deny that the planet is growing warmer. And though scientists are cautious when it comes to cause and effect, most experts agree there is a link between climate change and storms like Hurricane Sandy. Science Friday's Ira Flatow examines the lessons learned, and the link between climate change and extreme weather. 

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New Jersey News

Tracking the Federal Sandy Aid Money One Year Later

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New Jersey Public Radio
NJ Spotlight

The Obama administration's $60.4 billion emergency funding request to Congress last December stated that part of the money for recovery and rebuilding should be used "to help the region prepare for future challenges, including future severe storms and coastal flooding, as well as impacts associated with a changing climate."

It also instructed that government officials at all levels should work together "to develop mutually agreed upon assessments of future risks and vulnerabilities facing the region, including extreme weather, sea level rise and coastal flooding, and incorporate these into their recovery planning and implementation."

One year after Sandy, here’s a detailed look at where some of that money has gone, how it’s trickling down to New Jersey, and how portions of it are hopefully being used to make the state safer and more resilient to severe weather along its coast.

 

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Schoolbook

Sandy Minute-by-Minute: At 4 PM, Signs that a School is Back

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

One year ago, Sandy took its toll on thousands of New Yorkers -- and dozens of New York City school buildings. Scholars' Academy in Rockaway Beach has been slowly rebuilding after the storm flooded the building's first floor.

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WNYC News

Life After Sandy: Minute by Minute

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Thousands of people in New York and New Jersey found their daily routines changed after Sandy. One year after the storm, here's what some people experience today as a result.

Browse and listen to the stories, and tell us about a specific time of day that Sandy has changed your life.

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WNYC News

Sandy Minute-by-Minute: 10 AM, Taking the Great-Grandson to the Park

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A great grandmother tries to calm a boy's fears about storms.

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WNYC News

Sandy Minute-by-Minute: At 11 AM, It's Sandwich Time

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Many of those not directly harmed by Sandy came out to help. At Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the volunteers are still coming, a year later.

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WNYC News

6 Things That Changed Since Sandy—And 5 That Haven't

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Lots of quick, but limited, changes have taken root since Sandy. But the big challenges still remain.

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WNYC News

Sandy Minute-by-Minute: 5 PM, Picking Up the Mail on an Empty Lot

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sandy impacted the lives of thousands of people a year ago today. For Lambros Vlachakis, it’s around 5pm that he thinks about it the most. That’s when he hops in his truck and drives from his rental in Toms River across the bridge, to Seaside Heights, New Jersey. He pulls up to the empty gravel lot where his home sat before Sandy damaged it beyond repair.

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WNYC News

Sandy Minute-by-Minute: 7 PM, From Fine Art to Pure Garbage

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

WNYC

The impact of Sandy is still being felt by thousands of people, a year later. The Department of Sanitation estimates it collected about 434,740 tons of storm debris citywide. 

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Schoolbook

Sandy Minute-by-Minute: At 3 PM, Social Life Gets More Complicated

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Francesca Berisa and Ashley McCarthy are both 13-year-old eighth graders at I.S. 2 in the New Dorp section of Staten Island. After Sandy, Francesca and her family moved to the southern tip of the island because they lost their house.

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WNYC News

Sandy Minute-by-Minute: At 12 PM, Cleaning and Cleaning

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

WNYC

Ileana Ingram of Ortley Beach, New Jersey, most remembers Sandy when it's time to clean her house. 

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WNYC News

Sandy Minute-by-Minute: 6 PM Every Sunday, Fast Food Instead of Family Feast

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bill Owens and his family essentially lost their house during Sandy. But what he really misses are the family Sunday night dinners.

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The Takeaway

In the Face of Disaster, Would You Stay?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It’s been one year since Hurricane Sandy struck the fragile coasts of the New York and New Jersey, but it sometimes seems that the anniversary of one disaster is never far from another. But through the most difficult of times, there exists the shared experience of the people, and specifically the people who stay. That’s the subject of photojournalist Michael Forster Rothbart’s new TED book called “Would You Stay?”

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