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August 29th Show

Well, after a bit of brainstorming, erasing, and rewriting, I think we've got the makings of a show! On Wednesday, our first hour usually ends with our regular installment of the Political Junkie, but because there has been so much happening in the political arena this past week, we've decided to move that segment to the beginning of the hour and mega-size it. Our own political editor Ken Rudin will talk about Senator Larry Craig's recent troubles, the surprise resignation of Alberto Gonzales earlier this week and Senator Tim Johnson's return to politics, among other things. The end of the first hour is still coming together. Our producers are working on it as I type, so please stay tuned!

In light of ongoing story of the rescue efforts for the six miners trapped underground in Utah, our second hour deals with how the agonizing decision is made to end a rescue and declare it a recovery, and how the victims' families cope with the transition. Later in that hour we go back to New Orleans on the two year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. We'll talk to historian Douglas Brinkley who says we should still care about what is happening in New Orleans post-Katrina, but many have abandoned the hope of helping the city rebound.

We hope you enjoy listening today!