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Checking in with an offshore driller

| Sep 15, 2005
The day Katrina hit land we talked to Robert Snell, CFO of Spinnaker Exploration. Back then Spinaker was still mostly shut down. Now it's looking forward, as Mr. Snell tells host Kai Ryssdal.

Making a life in Afghanistan

| Sep 15, 2005
This weekend Afghans vote in the country's first parliamentary elections in 25 years. US led forces are prepared for violence — Miranda Kennedy reports the army is trying a new, softer strategy for countering the insurgency.

Sound salvation?

| Sep 15, 2005
Yesterday the woebegone National Hockey League announced a 10-year, $100-million deal that will make XM the league's exclusive satellite radio network. It's not just about the NHL — it's also about XM v. Sirius. Host Kai Rysscal talks to biz of sports analyst Ed Derse.

Airlines to Congress: Save us from ourselves

| Sep 15, 2005
First the airline industry wanted Congress to butt out of its affairs and got its wish in the form of deregulation. But with four airlines in bankruptcy, they're turning to Washington for help. Stacy Vanek-Smith reports.

Katrina and HIV

| Sep 15, 2005
Many HIV/AIDS patients who fled Katrina are now in a race for time to find new sources for the medications they need. Rosemary Pennington reports on the efforts of some agencies in Alabama to help them beat the clock.

Chris Farrell on housing

| Sep 15, 2005
Financial expert Chris Farrell says we should stick a fork in the housing bubble: it's done. He tells host Scott Jagow that even before Katrina, economic forces were at work to cool the super-heated housing market.

Making Afghanistan work

| Sep 15, 2005
Afghanis go to the polls this weekend to elect the country's first parliament in 25 years. Six candidates have been assassinated in the run-up to the elections; Miranda Kennedy reports on efforts to stem the bloodshed.

International wines

| Sep 15, 2005
The US and Europe have rarely been in the giving spirit when it comes to wine.But, after 20 years of fighting, the two sides have struck a vintage deal. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

Baidu: Chinese for "tank"?

| Sep 15, 2005
Baidu is the search engine some call China's Google. But its stock is nowhere near $295 dollars a share — and yesterday it lost nearly a third of its value. Joceyln Ford has more from Beijing.

Neither rain nor sleet nor snow...

| Sep 15, 2005
Postal carriers can march through just about anything — but not Hurricane Katrina. This week, letters and packages are once again making their way to parts of New Orleans. Rachel Dornhelm has the story.

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