This show focuses on stories of adaptation, improvisation, and people learning to deal on the fly during tough times. Our reporters visited communities dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Brooklyn, and we had a New Jersey business owner in our studios to discuss how he and his neighbors dealt with the storm. We also looked at the city’s plan (or lack of one) as its numbers of homeless increase. On Long Island, we visited the abandoned laboratory where the 19th century inventor Nikola Tesla envisioned the modern world. We also traveled to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to talk to Syrian-Americans on opposite sides of a growing political conflict. Plus performances from rappers Art and LeDoubleNY. [soundcloud url=”″ params=”color=cc0303&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

If you’d like to listen to any of this week’s segments individually, check them out below.