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April 8, 2009

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The economic crisis has left many not-for-profit organizations in a
financial pinch. But a new funding mechanism run by our guest Robin Hacke is bringing investment into low-income areas of cities. We'll speak with Robin about The Catalyst Fund, and why they provide loans to social organizations, instead of grants.

And...what can high speed rail do for a region? All over the world, trains whisk people from location to location at speeds over 100 miles an hour. Everywhere but America that is. In the midwest one man is looking to change that: Rick Harnish of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association joins us to talk about how to connect a region using very fast trains.

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