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A grim outlook from New Orleans

Sep 1, 2005
Drinking water is scarce, looting and violence are on the rise, and today search and rescue missions were put on hold after helicopters came under fire. Host Cheryl Glaser talks with AFP reporter Mira Oberman in New Orleans.

Landing in Texas

Sep 1, 2005
Among evacuees who have made it out of New Orleans, many are heading to Texas. By mid-afternoon, some 5,000 refugees had already made the trip from the Superdome in New Orleans to the Astrodome. Bob Moon reports.

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.

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