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Bush speaks on Katrina

Sep 16, 2005
Last night the President outlined plans for reconstruction efforts in the wake of Katrina in a televised address. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports the economic implications of his speech.

Amtrak reconsiders fare hike

Sep 16, 2005
Government-owned Amtrak decides to temporarily scrap plans for a fare hike on its profitable Northeast Corridor route. Were they afraid of killing the golden goose? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Afghanistan's poppies

Sep 16, 2005
This Sunday, the people of Afghanistan go to the polls to elect their first parliament in 25 years. But even as the country moves toward democracy, half its revenues still come from heroin. Miranda Kennedy reports from Kabul.

Rebuilding the Gulf Coast

Sep 15, 2005
The president has plans to help the regions hit by Katrina: money for housing, health care and schools, plus tax breaks for business. Fiscal conservatives are talking deficit — Scott Tong asks who's listening.

So who gets to direct?

Sep 15, 2005
The response to Katrina may be the biggest government aid program since America helped rebuild Europe after World War II under the guidance of George Marshall. John Dimsdale reports on how this effort might be led.

What if they reopened a city ... and nobody came?

Sep 15, 2005
Today we begin a series of occasional conversations with reporters in three cities dealing with the Katrina diaspora. We'll be following what happens in Baton Rouge, St. Louis, and Birmingham, Alabama.

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.

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.

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