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To czar or not to czar

Sep 7, 2005
Early estimates say recovery efforts will cost the federal government are more than $100 billion. Some are calling for a recovery czar to coordinate the massive effort. Scott Tong reports.

Seafood hit by Katrina

Sep 7, 2005
Entire industries have been devastated by Hurricane Katrina. One, seafood, was a mainstay of the economies of Louisiana and Mississippi. Rachel Dornhelm reports that those states are feeling the pain.

Supply books, create readers

Sep 7, 2005
In his offices in Amherst, Massahusetts, David Mazor has 2,000 textbooks wrapped up and ready to go to schoolkids displaced by Hurricane Katrina. He tells Lisa Napoli that his nonprofit has a thing for libraries.

"Illicit, unethical, corrupt"

Sep 6, 2005
Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker has spent the past year looking into the UN's Oil for Food program. Today Volcker's team described corruption and failure of leadership that leads straight to the top. Amy Scott reports.

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.

The Senate Energy Committee starts asking questions

Sep 6, 2005
Congress, in its first full day back at work since July, wants to talk energy. Members of the Senate Energy Committee, like Pete Domenici, want to know why gas prices are hovering so high. John Dimsdale reports.

Remember your zinc

Sep 6, 2005
Hurricane Katrina been leaving its mark on the price of oil — and other commodities, too. Prices for everything from zinc and copper to coffee and sugar have been rising. Business Editor Cheryl Glaser reports.

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