Flooding in Louisiana has caused tens of millions of dollars in property damage and untold personal misery. But public response has been slow. Join us to talk about why we open our hearts and wallets for some disasters and not others.
Nationwide unemployment is at a nine-year high and U.S. cities have spent $3 billion on security since September 11th. Diane talks with mayors and listeners around the country about how the state of the economy is affecting communities and individuals.
- Mayor James Rutherford Flint, MI
- Gov. Pat McCrory Charlotte, NC
- Mayor Jerry Cummings "Walla Walla WA"
- David Leonhardt reporter, New York Times
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