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A pop-up job fair drew more than 125 people seeking work in the tourism industry. The event also highlighted a new venue – the New Orleans Jazz Market in Central City.

Former governor Kathleen Blanco is interviewed by historian Mark Cave.
Michael Wynne

Kathleen Blanco is the only woman to be elected governor of Louisiana, and was at the helm when Hurricane Katrina laid waste to the Gulf Coast. She admits that the challenges of the storm were too much for state and local governments to handle.

A scathing new report from the Save the Children foundation says children are falling through cracks when there’s a disaster. It found 11 recommendations made after a study of the Hurricane Katrina response are still not being implemented.

Tegan Wendland / WWNO

New Heights Therapy Center offers a unique treatment option for people with disabilities and special needs in South Louisiana. The Folsom-based center connects participants with the experience of horse riding as a form of therapeutic interaction.

On a sunny Saturday morning, fifteen-year-old Louis Knights took the reigns of a tan mare named Sonny and gently led her into the arena, with the help of his instructor.

Jesse Hardman

Most of the environmental restoration focus in Louisiana has centered around saving the disappearing wetlands around the Gulf Coast. But there’s another attempted restoration in the works, a little higher up. Local scientists affiliated with the Nature Conservancy are planning to repair water flow along the Atchafalaya River Basin.

    Coming up on Inside the Arts… we groove with roots-rock musician Greg Schatz.  His new release is Everything That You Wanted. 

Then, we go bar hoppin' with local entertainment reporter David Lee Simmons.

And, we batten down the hatches as a Tempest brews in Bywater.

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This week on The Reading Life: Photographer David Spielman, whose new book is The Katrina Decade: Images of an Altered City.  And Julie Reiner, author of The Craft Cocktail Party.

Jesse Hardman

According to a study by the Data Center, the Hispanic population of the New Orleans metro area has nearly doubled since the year 2000. Many people immigrated from Mexico and Central America, or migrated from other parts of the U.S. to work in cleanup and construction after Katrina. The Latino population of greater New Orleans continues to grow and reshape the culture of the city.

Eileen Fleming / WWNO

 Levees.org has unveiled a new outdoor exhibit to detail flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina. The 100-foot-long pavilion and gardens show the outline of a the home that had been there, but was slammed off its foundation.

This week on Le Show: Karzai Talk, News from Outside the Bubble, The Apologies of the Week, News of the Warm, Just Say So, News of the Atom, The Revolving Door Waltz, News of AFPAC, and more!

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