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Hurricane Sandy makes its way to the East Coast. Damage estimates are in the billions, meaning that it could leave a negative impact on the economy. In the meantime, some businesses -- like hotels -- have to remain open through the storm. Reporter Scott Tong looks into the power grid situation amidst the storm. In the latest installment of Food for 9 Billion, an exploration into Greece's obesity epidemic. We hear about an Arizona entrepreneur that sees growth opportunities south of the border. And host Sarah Gardner speaks with John Ficarra, editor of MAD Magazine, about the success of the magazine over 60 years.

Segments From this episode

Sandy hits, power goes out: The grid needs to wise up

Oct 29, 2012
The power grid is too large, too dependent on distant electricity supplies and not smart enough to pass the hurricane test. The result: long power outages. Upgrading to a more reliable grid will cost billions and take decades.

Arizona manufacturer sees Mexico as key to growth

Oct 29, 2012
It's been 20 years since NAFTA was signed. These days, the mantra is that more manufacturing plants in Mexico should be good for the U.S.

Greece's diet crisis: Greeks abandon traditional foods, and an obesity epidemic is the result

Oct 29, 2012
More than 10 percent of the world's population is malnourished, but an even larger proportion is overweight. Greece has one of the highest rates of child obesity, despite having one of the world's healthiest cuisines.

Carbon nanotubes could mean smaller microchips

Oct 29, 2012
IBM scientists are working on an alternative to silicon that mean lighter, faster, cheaper chips.

Hurricane Sandy doesn't give everyone the day off work

Oct 29, 2012
While many workers were sent home ahead of the storm, not everyone gets the day off for Hurricane Sandy.

Superstorm Sandy could pack an economic punch

Oct 29, 2012
As the hurricane-turned-superstorm Sandy heads for densely populated and economically vibrant regions. Its costs could spread to housing, consumer spending and jobs.

'MAD' men: 60 years of spoofing the advertising industry

Oct 29, 2012
MAD Magazine editor-in-chief John Ficarra reflects on 60 years of parodying advertising.

Hurricane Sandy makes its way to the East Coast. Damage estimates are in the billions, meaning that it could leave a negative impact on the economy. In the meantime, some businesses — like hotels — have to remain open through the storm. Reporter Scott Tong looks into the power grid situation amidst the storm. In the latest installment of Food for 9 Billion, an exploration into Greece’s obesity epidemic. We hear about an Arizona entrepreneur that sees growth opportunities south of the border. And host Sarah Gardner speaks with John Ficarra, editor of MAD Magazine, about the success of the magazine over 60 years.

Music from the episode

Disparate Youth Santigold
"Fall Back" Dear Jayne Feat. the Dream
"Fall Back" Dear Jayne Feat. the Dream