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Oil Platforms in Gulf Make Ready for Ivan

With Hurricane Ivan approaching, oil companies evacuate hundreds of oil workers from drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Most of the workers are being evacuated by helicopter after they secure equipment on the platforms. Hear NPR's Melissa Block and Peter Velez of Shell Oil.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.