Nearly six days after Sandy, New York and New Jersey are struggling to get back to normal. Power has been restored to many, but gas is a hot commodity. People have been flocking by the hundreds to get fuel, and the states' governors have been trying to keep the situation under control.
Broadway may be up and running, but lower Manhattan is still without power, which means many of the city's art venues have been scrambling. Canceled performances, impromptu rehearsals and loss of revenue have plagued theaters and dance companies alike.
Host Rachel Martin speaks with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about disaster response in New York and New Jersey. Napolitano says restoring power is a high priority and the federal and state governments are taking steps to provide much-needed gasoline.
Since Republican Richard Mourdock made a controversial comment about rape, his opponent has been trying to pick up the voters Mourdock may have lost. But not everyone has turned away from him. Meanwhile, outside money has been pouring in.
Experts are taking a close look at the country's levees after the failure of one caused massive flooding in New Jersey during Superstorm Sandy. Some argue that rebuilding levees may only set the stage for the next flooding disaster.
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