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51% Show # 1101

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A;bany, NY – In Pakistan, a flood that killed more than 1500 people was followed by heavy rains. More than 650 thousand homes were destroyed in the worst flooding there in eighty years Scientists say we should expect hotter temperatures and more severe weather around the world as a result of climate change.
As sea levels rise, coastal communities are becoming more and more concerned about devastating floods. Sandy Hausman visited a chain of islands off the coast of Panama where about 50,000 people are prepared to abandon their homes, churches, schools -- and a way of life they've enjoyed for centuries.

4:57 Kuna and Climate Change

We move on now to India, and a changing economy. 10 million people work as street vendors in India. A quarter of them are women, and that number is rising. Women vendors face many obstacles including sexual harassment and violence on the job. But for many, that could be a thing of the past. Will Everett with the World Vision Report has more.

4:23 Lady Vendors

Our parents were a generation of savers. Until recently, we'd been a generation of spenders. Personal finance expert Manisha Thakor says we're changing our ways, but there are still some strange ideas many of us have that keep us from saving more.

4:44 Savings Myths Thakor

If you want to hear more from author and personal finance expert Manisha Thakor, visit her website at manishathakor.com. And if you'd like to see her in person, she'll be one of the speakers at this year's Omega Institute Women and Power Conference September 24 through 26 in New York's Hudson Valley. You can find out more at eomega.org.

And finally, 51%'s Katie Britton had a chat with Sam Wasson, the author of a new book about the story behind "Breakfast at Tiffany's." It's called Fifth Avenue, Five A.M. It turns out this is a movie that didn't go at all as originally planned.

7:13 Fifth Avenue Katie

Fifth Avenue, Five A.M. is by Sam Wasson. It is published by Harper Collins.