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Up First: Saturday, October 1, 2022

Floridians face a hard recovery after Hurricane Ian tore through the state. Inflation and the war in Ukraine have financial markets reeling. Several Republican-led states sue in an effort to stop President Biden's student debt forgiveness plan.

Story of the Day : NPR: An injured marine was saved by an Army trauma nurse. Then they fell in love

This week on StoryCorps Military Voices Initiative: the story of an Army trauma nurse who saved the life of, and fell in love with, an injured Marine.

World Story of the Day : NPR: Why the hijab is at the center of protests in Iran

NPR's Scott Simon asks National Iranian American Council Research Director Assal Rad why the hijab has become a lightning rod in Iranian society.

Business Story of the Day : NPR: A bad year for Wall Street gets even worse, as stock markets finish September down

Amid heightened uncertainty about the global economy, all three U.S. indexes are in a bear market as the third quarter comes to a close.

Talk and Interview

Fresh Air: Best Of: Hilary Mantel / British Vogue's Edward Enninful

We remember British author Hilary Mantel who died Sept. 22. Mantel was best known for her trilogy of novels about Thomas Cromwell, the political fixer for Henry VIII. In 2012 she spoke with Terry Gross about her love of history. "Instead of thinking there was a wall between the living and the dead, I thought there was a very thin veil. It was almost as if they'd just gone into the next room."<br/><br/>Also, we'll talk with Edward Enninful, editor-in-chief of <em>British Vogue, </em>about bringing diversity into the fashion industry. As a child, Enninful emigrated from Ghana to England. Early in his career, he was told Black women don't sell magazines. He proved that was false.<br/><br/>Maureen Corrigan reviews<em> Less is Lost</em>, the follow up to Andrew Sean Greer's Pulitzer Prize-winning satirical novel <em>Less</em>.

Music

Fun and Sports

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!: Julio Torres

Julio Torres, creator and star of HBO's <em>Los Espookys, </em>plays our game about <em>The</em> <em>Addams Family</em> called, "Los Ookys." Joining him are panelists Tom Papa, Dulcé Sloan, and Hari Kondabolu.

The Best of Car Talk: #2279: Helen's Wholly Moldy Rollers

Mold problems are a regular feature on Car Talk. Moldy seats and carpeting, mold in the vents and the mold in Tommy's beard are the top three on the Click and Clack mold 'sporecard'. But Helen has a new fungi for us. Find out what and where on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.