Still cleaning up after disasters

Myanmar women plant rice seedlings in Dalla
Myanmar women plant rice seedlings in Dalla, about 20 kms south of Yangon on July 9, 2008. The Red Cross on July 9 said it was increasing its appeal for Myanmar to 72.5 million USD to help victims recover from the destruction wrought by Cyclone Nargis. The United Nations plans to stop aid flights between Thailand's Don Muang airport and Myanmar's commercial capital, Yangon, on Aug. 10 and withdraw the last five U.N. helicopters that have been ferrying relief supplies to the hard-hit Irrawaddy delta.
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It's been two months since Cyclone Nargis hit Burma, leaving hundreds of thousands dead or missing, and as China ramps up its preparations for the Olympics, it's still dealing with the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake, which killed 70,000 and is making more than 10 million homeless.

Carleton College international relations professor Roy Grow joins us from Hanoi, Vietnam to discuss news developments in Burma, Vietnam and China.

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