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Harvey Hits Hard

Aug 28, 2017

A monster storm like Hurricane Harvey hasn’t hit the Gulf Coast in almost a decade. Residents have been told to evacuate or ready themselves for torrential rain, high winds and flash flooding.

The last hurricane that brought major damage to that region was Hurricane Ike, which slammed the coast of Texas — right near Harvey’s predicted point of contact.

We get an update on the storm, and talk with experts about recovery efforts, disaster relief and flood insurance reform proposals.

Friday News Roundup - International

Aug 25, 2017

What’s President Trump’s strategy for winning the war in Afghanistan? A lot of people are still uncertain, even after a lengthy, televised address by the U.S. president on the way forward this week. Plus, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner travels to the Middle East to talk democracy with the Egyptian president and peace between Israel and Palestine.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Aug 25, 2017

President Trump has had his quiet weeks since taking office.

This wasn’t one of them.

On Shaky Ground

Aug 24, 2017

In the U.S., earthquakes are a West Coast problem, right?


The entire nation is at risk, including areas that seismologists say are way overdue for The Big One -– or at least, a big one.

How big is the risk? And how can we be prepared when the earth starts to shake?


Kathryn Miles, Author of “Quakeland: On the Road to America’s Next Devastating Earthquake”

Keeping House At HUD

Aug 24, 2017

A new article about the department of Housing and Urban Development called “Is Anybody Home At HUD?” says:

“HUD has long been something of an overlooked stepchild within the federal government. Founded in 1965 in a burst of Great Society resolve to confront the “urban crisis,” it has seen its manpower slide by more than half since the Reagan Revolution.”