Aug 29, 2017

08/29/2017: After the storm clears

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It's still raining in Houston and all along the Gulf Coast. We don't quite know what it's going to look like when the water recedes, so we called Craig Fugate. He ran FEMA under President Obama and talked to us about what happens next and how displaced people can start putting their lives back together. Then: We'll look how undocumented immigrants are seeking (or even avoiding) help in Harvey's wake. Plus: Why does it seem like Congress does the same debt ceiling dance every couple years?

Segments From this episode

Can Bruce Springsteen vanquish ticket scalpers?

Aug 29, 2017
Ticketmaster has made buying seats for the Boss's Broadway run very complicated.
Bruce Springsteen performs on stage at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 1, 2016 in New York City.
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Bob Woodruff Foundation

Why do we keep playing the debt limit charade?

Aug 29, 2017
It has everything to do with politics and very little to do with debt.
U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin discusses 2018 budget proposals for the Department of Treasury and tax reform at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on May 25.
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Full recovery from Harvey could take years

Aug 29, 2017
Former FEMA administrator Craig Fugate talks about what recovery from a flooding event of this size looks like.
People make their way out of a flooded neighborhood after it was inundated with rain water following Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. 
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Houston officials reassure immigrants, who are valuable to the local economy

Aug 29, 2017
“For flood recovery, that's an important group of people for sure,” a university professor says.
People take shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston today after flood waters from Hurricane Harvey inundated the city.
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Federal flood insurance program nears its limit in time and money

Aug 29, 2017
Harvey’s damage taxes an already debt-ridden program.
A person waits to be rescued from his flooded home yesterday after Houston was inundated with rain from Hurricane Harvey.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

New Yorkers want to know: What’s your cybersecurity plan?

Aug 29, 2017
There are some new regulations going into effect for financial institutions licensed by the state of New York this week. That’s for some banks, big insurance companies and all kinds of financial firms. The rules are about cybersecurity, specifically. They require companies to hire a chief information security officer, to report data breaches within 72 […]

Port of Corpus Christi remains closed after Hurricane Harvey, but there is hope

Aug 29, 2017
We check in with the sixth largest port in the United States.
A fireman walks by a burnt out car that caught fire after Hurricane Harvey hit Corpus Christi, Texas.
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It’s still raining in Houston and all along the Gulf Coast. We don’t quite know what it’s going to look like when the water recedes, so we called Craig Fugate. He ran FEMA under President Obama and talked to us about what happens next and how displaced people can start putting their lives back together. Then: We’ll look how undocumented immigrants are seeking (or even avoiding) help in Harvey’s wake. Plus: Why does it seem like Congress does the same debt ceiling dance every couple years?

Music from the episode

Falling - Psychemagik Remix HAIM, Psychemagik
Dans Le Noir Dark Rooms
Windchimes Eyeliner
Dilettante St. Vincent
Factory Bruce Springsteen