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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.

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.

Thinking about Christmas shopping

Sep 15, 2005
Retails sales may have fallen in August, but the double whammy of high gas prices and Hurricane Katrina isn't expected to drastically slow consumer spending during the all-important retail season.

Organize here

Sep 15, 2005
Unite Here is the fourth labor union to defect from the AFL-CIO for the new labor confederation Change to Win. Alisa Roth reports on just how much organized labor might have to change to attract new members.

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.

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