One Month After Superstorm Sandy, A Long Recovery

Nov 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy
A man walks past destroyed homes on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, New York, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. Officials say New York City's free repair program for storm-damaged homes has fixed up about 50 homes so far, while still just gearing up.
Credit AP Photo/Seth Wenig

The storm is over, but the recovery from Sandy will go on for months to come. This week the governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut said they'd seek more than $80 billion in federal aid to rebuild and protect against another devastating storm. Meanwhile, some residents displaced by the storm are struggling with whether rebuilding is worth the cost. We check in for an on-the-ground update.

Also this hour: we hear about Myanmar's prospects for democratic reform from the University of Washington's Mary Callahan, we talk with a plaintiff in a new lawsuit filed this week challenging the US military's ban on women serving in combat, and Nick Bond joins us with a weekend weather forecast.

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