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December 11, 2008

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Dana Bethune's home after Hurricane Ike

Christmas After Ike

Christmas After Ike

It's been three months since Hurricane Ike - one of the most destructive hurricanes to make landfall in the U.S. Like most of her neighbors on the coast near Galveston, Texas, Dana Bethune will be spending this holiday season camped out in someone else's home. Her home was destroyed, and has yet to be rebuilt.

This house was Dana and her husband Jimmy's dream house. Ike washed out the first floor and many of their possessions disappeared - refrigerator, paddle boat, treasured Christmas plates. Then Dana lost her job. As she tells Dick Gordon, it's been a tough season, but she's learned about her own faith and the generosity of her neighbors.

Backroom Deal Breaker

Kelly Hicks left her real estate job to work on a campaign for a local politician - someone she thought would make her town a better place to live. She was shocked when she learned he was in the back pocket of developers.  Kelly talks to Dick about the backroom meeting that crushed her political idealism, and how she later recovered her faith in politics.

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