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'Tates and Sass Edition

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss Noah Baumbach's latest film "While We're Young," the annotation website Genius with Slate's Katy Waldman, and the post-Civil War paths of Grant and Lee with Slate's Jamelle Bouie.


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Aceh ten years after the Indian Ocean tsunami

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Aceh ten years after the Indian Ocean tsunami



Friendship Out of Fallout

Friday, November 07, 2014

With the American History Guys


The Takeaway

Billions of Lost Funds Haunt Iraq

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Stuart Bowen, who was tapped by President Bush to be special inspector general for Iraq's reconstruction, has discovered that over a billion dollars has been stolen from Iraq.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rebuilding the Tappan Zee Bridge

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Rockland County Executive Scott Vanderhoef and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino talk about the reconstruction of the Tappan Zee Bridge.

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Transportation Nation

FEMA Officials Assessing Flood Damage To Montana Roads

Friday, June 03, 2011

(Roundup, MT-YPR) -- Federal emergency teams are in Montana assessing preliminary flood damage to roads, bridges and other public infrastructure.

Normally such assessments are used to determine whether a state might qualify for a presidential disaster declaration.

Governor Brian Schweitzer determined the flooding  so far warranted seeking the declaration.

In his request Schweitzer said, “This incident is of such severity and magnitude that effective response is beyond the capabilities of the state and affected local governments.”

The Democrat included 37 of Montana’s 56 counties and 5 of its American Indian Reservations in the request to President Barack Obama.

One of the counties in that request is Musselshell in central Montana.

County officials estimate nearly 30 roads and up to 7 bridges were damaged by last weeks flooding. This includes washed out roads, sink holes, and at least two bridges that were knocked off their footings.

There could be additional damage but high water is prevent officials from getting a first hand look.

If the state’s request for a presidential disaster declaration is granted federal money could become available for roads, bridges and other public infrastructure.

This flooding was due to heavy rain.

DES officials say the worst is yet to come with anticipated spring run-off of mountain snowpack bringing even more water to swollen rivers.


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