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This edition: Rebuilding After Sandy

Episode Details

Original tape date: June 6, 2013.

First aired: June 12, 2013.

A new study of the Long Island Railroad looks at how small changes—getting off on the East Side, for example—can invigorate the metro region. Brian talks to study author and the Regional Plan Association’s vice president for strategic initiatives, Juliette Michaelson and president, Bob Yaro.

Re-building after Sandy in New Jersey means nostalgia vs. conservation; in New York, it’s steel dykes vs. spongy architecture. Brian talks to Jersey shore resident and Star-Ledger reporter, Brian Donohue, and marine geologist Stewart Farrell, founding director of the Coastal Research Center at Richard Stockton College in Galloway.

For current debates about the best way to protect post-Sandy New York City, Brian speaks to architects, Michael Sorkin and Catherine Seavitt Nordenson. Sorkin directs the graduate program of urban design and Nordenson is assoc
iate professor of landscape architecture, at City College. Both are principals of their respective firms.

This week’s Public Intellectual, a regular segment that examines new research with the power to transform our thinking and public policy, challenges the Gladwellian notion that 10,000 of practice can make us perfect. Guests are psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman and Michigan State University professor, Zachary Hambrick.

Guest List

Brian Donohue Producer, Ledger Live, The Star-Ledger

Stewart Farrell, Ph.D Director, Coastal Research Center, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Zachary Hambrick Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Michigan State University

Scott Barry Kaufman Author, Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined

Juliette Michaelson V.P., Strategic Initiative, Regional Plan Association

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson Assoc. Prof., Landscape Architecture, Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College of New York

Michael Sorkin Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director , Graduate Urban Design Program/City College

Robert D. Yaro Regional Plan Association

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