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08/31/2017: A large housing-recovery mission

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Explosions at a chemical plant near Houston have hospitalized at least 10 people. On today’s show, we’ll discuss the growing number of industrial and infrastructure problems resulting from this storm. Afterwards, we’ll talk about the process of finding housing for Texas’ flood victims, and then look at New York’s decision to stop cracking down on subway-fare evasion.

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After shelters, some Harvey victims will move to vacant Houston apartments

by Aaron Schrank Aug 31, 2017
Just over 10 percent of the apartments in Houston are sitting vacant. As the storm clears, survivors can get money to help them move in. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

New York won't arrest you for stealing a subway ride anymore

by Ryan Kailath Aug 31, 2017
"Most offenders aren’t looking to beat the system," a Legal Aid Society defender says.

Is it OK for first-year doctors to work 28 hours? New rule says it's fine

by April Dembosky Aug 31, 2017
First-year medical residents can now work up to 28-hour shifts, which some say can lead to fatigue and mistakes. But senior doctors argue that limiting the length of a shift would compromise resident education and patient care.
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Crowdfunding is playing a larger role in disaster relief

by Amy Scott Aug 31, 2017
With more options for giving, donors are urged to do their research.
Mid-day Update

08/31/2017: How crowdfunding is changing disaster relief

by Sabri Ben-Achour Aug 31, 2017
Hurricane Harvey has caused up to $190 billion in damage, according to some estimates. That would make it the costliest natural disaster in the country's history. Diane Swonk, CEO of DS Economics, joins us to talk about Harvey's economic impact and how cleanup could affect the country's GDP. Afterwards, we'll chat with analyst Pavel Molchanov about the state of the United States' fuel infrastructure, and then look at how crowdfunding has changed disaster relief.

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