Toxic Dust in the SW; Covering the Conflict in the Congo; Recovering from Amnesia; Shortcomings of Wall Street Regulators

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A dust storm approaches Phoenix before the MLB game between the San Diego Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 26, 2013, in Phoenix, Arizona.

On today’s show New Yorker staff writer Dana Goodyear talks about a toxic soil-dwelling fungus that’s causing infections in the Southwestern United States. Anjan Sundaram tells what happened when he left his doctorate program in mathematics to work as a stringer for the AP covering the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2006. David MacLean describes waking up on a train platform in India with no idea of who he was or how he got there. Larry Doyle explains how—five years after the financial meltdown—Wall Street’s regulators are still failing to protect investors and taxpayers.