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Keeping New Orleans running, just a little

| Sep 6, 2005
Regular life is getting marginally better in New Orleans. Pumps are getting some of the flood water out and Mayor Ray Nagin said he's begining to see rays of light. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Mira Oberman.

Vulnerabilities are U.S.

| Sep 6, 2005
Think breached levees, flooded highways, and washed-out roads. Economist and and commentator Robert Hormats says national security is one big reason to fix the public infrastructure.

John Doe, Astrodome, Houston TX 77230

| Sep 6, 2005
The check may well be in the mail. But what if the mail doesn't know where you are? Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Cliff Rucker, District Manager for the Postal Service in Houston — kind of the Postmaster of the Astrodome.

Survivor: Waveland

| Sep 6, 2005
Waveland, Mississippi, is right on the Gulf of Mexico. 7,000 people lived there — until Hurricane Katrina hit. Almost the only building still standing is the Coast Inn and Suites; Dan Grech reports on the new society there.

A strong energy policy

| Sep 6, 2005
The first quarter after a major natural disaster usually makes a dent in the economy. But the following quarter generally brings a boom, as rebuilding begins. So why are experts worried about Hurricane Katrina's economic impact? Vijay Vaitheeswaran explains.

Waveland washed away

| Sep 6, 2005
For the past week, 100 ragtag hurricane survivors have scraped by on the dry second floor of a motel named the Coast Inn and Suites. Marketplace's Dan Grech tells their story.

Houston, we may have a problem

| Sep 5, 2005
Former President Bush and his wife Barbara visit Houston's in the Reliant Center near the Astrodome. Will the thousands of refugees in the Lone Star state stay, or will they go? Marketplace's Bob Moon reports.

Local banks struggle to reopen

| Sep 5, 2005
Most of New Orleans' community banks — without a national or even state-wide presence — have been shut down since the storm. People and businesses have been completely cut off from their money; Sam Eaton reports.

What's next in Washington?

| Sep 5, 2005
Marketplace's Hillary Wicai reports that conservative political priorities like tax cuts may take a back seat, as legislators return to Washington to face post-hurricane challenges.

A look back at Judge Rehnquist's tenure

| Sep 5, 2005
Chief Justice William Rhenquist died Saturday night; in his 33 years on the Court — almost 19 as Chief Justice — he saw the ideological pendulum swing from one side to the other. John Dimsdale reports.

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