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Galveston Residents: 'Show Me The Money!'

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Two years ago, Galveston, Texas was hit hard by Hurricane Ike, leaving thousands of homes destroyed or badly damaged. Then about a year ago, over $160 million was released to the city to help residents repair and reconstruct their homes. However, many of those residents, like Antonio Hale, still have not seen a dime. Harvey Rice, a Galveston based reporter for the Houston Chronicle, has been covering this ongoing battle between Galveston's home owners and the red tape they are fighting through. 

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Sebastien Junger on Disaster

Saturday, November 09, 2002

Kurt Andersen and the writer Sebastian Junger talk about why our culture is drawn to the menace and beauty of natural disaster. 

Junger wrote The Perfect Storm, the best-selling nonfiction book about a Gloucester, Massachusetts fishing crew lost in an extraordinary North Atlantic hurricane. His most recent book, Fire, is ...

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Earthquake

Saturday, November 09, 2002

The 1994 Northridge Quake in California killed 56 people and caused $20 billion in damage. As scary as the ‘94 disaster was, one artist in Los Angeles found the aftermath in his apartment building inspiring.

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Hurricane

Saturday, November 09, 2002

The photographer Clifford Ross has spent several years chasing down hurricanes along the East Coast. Waist-deep in the stormy water, Ross captures the moment when the waves turn from ominous to terrifying.

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