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Goodbye to Shrimptown?

| Sep 1, 2005
The town of Bayou La Batre in Alabama was made famous by the movie <em>Forrest Gump</em>. But Hurricane Katrina has devastated its heritage. Dan Grech reports.

Chris Farrell on health insurance

| Sep 1, 2005
The Census Bureau this week said more than 45 million people don't have health insurance &mdash; that's 1 in 7 Americans. Scott Jagow talks to Chris Farrell.

Destruction that's hard to imagine

| Aug 31, 2005
Towns and cities along the Gulf Coast look like one giant junkyard on this Wednesday: Homes ripped from their foundations, cars upended, roads swamped. Cheryl Glaser looks at the big picture.

A New Orleans homeowner leaves, reluctantly

| Aug 31, 2005
Anywhere from 50,000-100,000 people are still in New Orleans &mdash; but with too much water and not enough supplies, they're being encouraged to leave. Cheryl Glaser talked to carpenter Philip Niddrie today.

All hands on deck

| Aug 31, 2005
Today President Bush said the response to the hurricane requires all hands on deck. Marketplace's Hillary Wicai joins us now to talk about how DC is mobilizing.

After New Orleans ... what next?

| Aug 31, 2005
Hundreds of thousands of hurricane refugees have spread out across the South. Relief agencies and private charities are scrambling to take them in, but, as Tanya Ott reports from Birmingham, Alabama, shelter is just the first of their problems.

At New Orleans' ground zero

| Aug 31, 2005
As the city becomes increasingly chaotic, AFP correspondent Mira Oberman is in the center of New Orleans. Surrounded by water, she found a flooded payphone on Canal Street and talk to host Cheryl Glaser.

Katrina takes a bite out of Gulf oil

| Aug 31, 2005
Hurricane Katrina may be shaping up as the worst disaster to ever strike the US energy business. This storm has highlighted just how vulnerable the energy industry is. Sam Eaton reports.

The fragile balance of global trade

| Aug 31, 2005
Whether it's a hurricane or 9-11, a major disaster can make us re-examine our infrastructure. Like fancy systems we've devised for just-in-time inventories and job outsourcing. Writer and commentator Barry Lynn takes a look.

For some, Katrina isn't all bad

| Aug 31, 2005
It may seem early to be talking about it. But business &mdash; from shipping to construction &mdash; has to go on. Marketplace's Alisa Roth looks at what could be Katrina's silver lining.

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