Superstorm Sandy

The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Some Sandy Damage Reports Were Falsified

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

After engineers' reports originally confirmed Sandy-related damage for thousands of homes, many homeowners are being denied compensation from insurers, prompting allegations of fraud.

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Boston’s Blizzards; Possible Sandy Fraud & the Black Fashion Paradox

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Possible Sandy insurance fraud; the black fashion paradox; how Bostonians are coping with all that snow; NJ blue laws and why great acting is about so much more than just entertainment. 

Transportation Nation

MTA Security Program Almost $300 Million Over Budget, Years Overdue

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Improvements to security at the MTA will cost hundreds of millions more than originally planned, and won't be done until 2017. 

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Monday Morning Politics; Fire Island Breach; Fracking Founders

Monday, November 18, 2013

Capital New York’s Azi Paybarah and WNYC’s Brigid Bergin discuss what’s happening in New York City politics. Plus: Molly Ball of The Atlantic looks at the politics behind the Obamacare rollout and more national news; freelance journalist Will James explains why a breach on Fire Island caused by Superstorm Sandy has had an unexpectedly positive environmental consequence; author and Wall Street Journal writer Gregory Zuckerman discusses his new book, The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters; and we open the phones to hear where you’ve seen the new green outer borough taxis. 

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Open Phones: What Makes This Marathon Different?

Friday, November 01, 2013

In the two years since the New York City marathon was last run, Sandy devastated many communities along the route, and the Boston marathon suffered a terrorist attack. Now that the marathon is back, what's different? Runners, watchers, family: Call in and tell us what's different this year, and what will be on your mind on Marathon Sunday.

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Preparing New York for the Next Storm

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg has announced his plans to prepare New York City infrastructure and operations for future storms. Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, discusses the $20 billion proposal.

→ Resources: Full Proposal | Bloomberg Presentation (PDF) | WNYC News Rundown | NYTimes Report

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Funds to Rebuild Post-Sandy

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

It's been just over five months since Sandy hit. Cas Holloway, NYC Deputy Mayor for Operations, discusses the federal Community Development Block Grant program and other post-Sandy rebuilding resources. 

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Hoboken Mayor; They Might Be Giants; Oscars Recap

Monday, February 25, 2013

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer talks about how to protect the city from future disasters similar to Superstorm Sandy. Plus: Steven Dennis from Roll Call on the latest from Washington; They Might Be Giants on their 30-year music career; and a review of who won big at the Academy Awards.