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20 February 2017

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Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic) and Sommer Mathis (Atlantic Cities)

On Friedersdorf, Conor and Sommer kick things off by revisiting the devastating earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand and the recovery efforts presently afoot in the city. Conor argues that Portland, Oregon is similarly vulnerable to a catastrophic earthquake. Sommer discusses how urban planners are reacting to Hurricane Sandy. They discuss whether localities or the federal government are better at responding to natural disasters. Finally, they discuss the success (or lack thereof) that New Orleans and other cities have had preparing for future disasters.

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Recorded:Dec 12    Posted:Dec 14, 2012
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Friedersdorf | Dec 14, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Sommer Mathis

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Joshua Cohen and Brink Lindsey on the partisan delusions endangering democracy.

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