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Democracy Now! (6 am) – September 1, 2005

Bill Quigley in New Orleans Hospital: "No Water, Sick, Call Somebody
for
Help"
We go to New Orleans and Law Professor Bill Quigley who is trapped in Memorial
Hospital with hundreds of other people. There is no water or electricity
in the hospital and relief efforts have yet to reach them.

The Drowning of New Orleans: Hurricane Devastation Was Predicted
The
New Orleans Times-Picayune wrote three years ago, "It’s only a matter
of time before south Louisiana takes a direct hit from a major hurricane.
Billions have been spent to protect us, but we grow more vulnerable every
day." We
look at the lack of infrastructure preparedness in the Big Easy.

Homeland Emergency: Disaster Relief is Suffering Under New DHS Bureaucracy
The
Department of Homeland Security is spending billions on domestic spying and
counter terrorism – is disaster relief getting sidelined? We look
at the first major test of the massive homeland security bureaucracy with
Matthew Brzezinski, author of Fortress America.

"Katrina’s Real Name is Global Warming"
As the Bush administration promotes regulations that allow more pollution
from power plants, we look at the increased impact of human-induced global
warming in the form of extreme weather events such as Hurricane Katrina.

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