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Perspective Podcast - May 15, 2015

In this edition of Perspective...

Amtrak 188: Tragedy On The Tracks
On Tuesday night, an Amtrak train traveling from Washington D.C. to New York City derailed, killing at least 8 people and injuring more than 200. Excessive speed was a factor as the train was traveling 50 miles over the speed limit around the curve where it crashed. ABC's David Wright was on the scene:


Autistic Airline Controversy
We've been takling about train travel, but millions more Americans fly every day. A recent government survey found a 55 percent increase in consumer complaints against airlines for delays, missed connections and cancelled flights. Now, a recent incident involving an autistic teenager on board a United Flight probably won't help the airline's PR problems. ABC's Cecilia Vega has the story:

ISIS Productions

The FBI says the terror group ISIS is extending its reach deep into America - thanks in part to a slick and sophisticated social media campaign. ABC News Senior Justice Department Correspondent Pierre Thomas investigates the group's hi-tech recruiting efforts:

How To Retire At 30
Retiring at age 30? Seems impossible to most of us, but at least one man has done it. And he says he's not a millionaire, just somebody who made some smart decisions with his money. So what are his secrets? Here's ABC's Gloria Riviera:

Reservation Ripoffs
Whether it's a five-star resort or a roadside motel, the Internet has made it easy for any traveler to find vacation deals. But some of these deals may be coming from sites that can be misleading - which can cost you big money. ABC News Chief Business and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis has more:

Living With Food Allergies

We’re deep in the heart of allergy season. Thankfully, those season allergies don’t last too long. But for the millions of people that suffer from food allergies, it’s a different story - they last a lifetime. We talked to a chef who has to cope with food allergies every day:

Host: Cheri Preston
Producer: David Rind

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