Public radio program about power grid will feature Hoboken
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HOBOKEN -- A public radio special called "The Switch," about the nation's power grids, will air Saturday, July 13 at different times on radio affiliates of WNYC. In New York, it will air at 6 a.m. on the FM station and 2 p.m. on WNYC-AM. It will also air on the AM station on July 14 at 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. It will feature several stories from Hoboken.

The entire program is available now at

A press release notes: "Host Alex Chadwick bookends 'The Switch' with two powerful, related stories about Hoboken, New Jersey, which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The city of Hoboken is subject to flooding even during normal rainstorms, but it never saw anything like what happened last October when Sandy thundered ashore. Chadwick records the harrowing stories of several residents, all of whom were frustrated by the long wait to restore electrical power. He also interviews the mayor of Hoboken, Dawn Zimmer, who has pledged to build a new, smarter grid that would allow Hoboken to “save itself” when the next big storm hits."

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