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Recently on Radio Specials:

Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 7:30 PM
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 7:30 PM How I Built This with Guy Raz

Founding ViceSuroosh Alvi was a recovering addict when he started a scrappy underground magazine in Montreal. It grew into a multi-billion dollar company called Vice Media that has shaken up the world of journalism.

Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 7:00 PM Planet Money

Flood InsuranceSelling flood insurance is a risky business. So risky that many private companies won't even touch it. And so the federal government has stepped in. Now, the government has to insure homes that are at a high risk for floods. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma showed us the flaws in this program. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is $30 billion in debt to the U.S. Treasury. This week on the show: Why does the U.S. Government pay to rebuild homes in high-risk areas?

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