Left Behind

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On today’s show: We’ll find out how professionals from insurance inspectors to scientists have become disaster experts, and how much they can really do to protect us from disaster. Paul Lioy explains what was in the dust that rained down after the World Trade Center collapsed. Tom Perrotta discusses his latest novel, The Leftovers, about those left behind after the Rapture. And Nadine Strossen, former head of the ACLU, looks at how civil liberties have changed in the decade since 9/11.