As the Oceans Rise Up, What Must Come Down?

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New York and New Jersey were not prepared for Superstorm Sandy. That's costing them tens of billions of dollars for homes and roads, sewer treatment and power plants -- on a seashore that will never be the same. As the waters rise and storms get larger, are California's coastal communities ready for the inevitable? What's being done in Newport Beach and Ventura? What's not being done in Malibu?  Also, LA Unified has lost its bid Race-to-the-Top dollars from Washington, but Green Dot charters are still in the running. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, what if the US goes over the "Fiscal Cliff?"

Banner image: Malibu beachfront homes. Photo by AlBakker/flickr

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Host:
Warren Olney