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Primary Wrap Up: McCain Wins, Ballot Counting In Alaska

Sen. John McCain speaks to supporters at his victory party in Phoenix after winning Arizona's GOP primary election. (AP)
Sen. John McCain speaks to supporters at his victory party in Phoenix after winning Arizona's GOP primary election. (AP)

The $21 million John McCain spent on this reelection is more than he's spent on all of his senate races combined since he was first elected in 1986. It still doesn't come close to the $50 million spent by former health care executive Rick Scott in his successful bid to beat Florida Attorney General Bill McCullom for that state's GOP gubernatorial nomination. We look at these and other primary results from Florida, Arizona, and a nail-biter in Alaska with TIME Magazine's national political correspondent Jay Newton-Small.

New Orleans Five Years After Katrina: "Like A Patient Recovering From A Whole Body Burn"

The statistics of New Orleans tell the story of a city that has changed remarkably since Katrina devastated the Gulf region five years ago. The hurricane damaged or destroyed 180,000 homes, and of the people who left the city after Katrina, about 100,000 of them haven't returned. The demographics and economics of the city have changed, but what about the people? Bruce Nolan of the Times-Picayune says today "New Orleans is, physically and psychologically, like a patient recovering from a whole-body burn." We speak with Nolan and Bill Quigley, co-author of the Katrina Pain Index and legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Chileans Hold Out Hope For Miners

Relatives of 33 trapped miners wave to rescue workers outside the collapsed mine in Copiapo, Chile on Monday. (AP)
Relatives of 33 trapped miners wave to rescue workers outside the collapsed mine in Copiapo, Chile on Monday. (AP)

33 miners in Chile remained trapped nearly a half mile below ground. They've been there for three weeks and officials say it could take months to rescue them. We'll speak with Gideon Long of the BBC who is at the scene.

The End of Overeating?

We rebroadcast our conversation with David Kessler, former commissioner of the FDA. Kessler did some dumpster diving, read the fine print, and studied the research about what goes into the food we eat. His book, just out in paperback, is "The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite."

Throw Out Your Clocks

That's the suggestion Howard Mansfield makes in his new book, "Turn & Jump: How Time & Place Fell Apart." He reminds us that time and place used to be inseparable, that local time was sun time. The seasons provided the clock. That changed when the railroads standardized time. Mansfield believes there was a cost to that change, and he joins us to talk about changes in time.

Music From The Show

  • Howlin' Wolf, "3 Hundred Pounds of Joy"
  • Led Zeppelin, "When the Levees Break"
  • The Kinks, "We are the Village Green Preservation Society"

This program aired on August 25, 2010.

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