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Alexandra Garreton

Katrina: The Debris // Missing

According to numbers from the US Census and the IRS, 236,970 people left Louisiana between the summer of 2005 and the summer of 2006, mostly because of Hurricane Katrina. Census details can’t tell who is a former resident returning and who’s new, but as of last year, the state had only recovered about 100,000 people, less than half of those who left. Whether it's abandoned houses or empty chairs at the dinner table, New Orleans is rebuilding around a conspicuous absence. This week on The Debris, stories of people and things missing from, and just missing, New Orleans.
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NPR NEWS

A Hollywood Animal Trainer's Secrets For Getting Dogs To Act On Cue

Animal trainer Teresa Ann Miller is used to working with furry performers, but she says the Hungarian film White God was especially challenging. "This wasn't necessarily a film with an animal in it," Miller tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "It was a dog leading the film and telling the story."Directed by Kornél Mundruczó, White God tells the story of a mixed-breed dog, Hagen, who is abandoned alongside a highway and who then bands together with other discarded dogs to get revenge against the...
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KATRINA: THE DEBRIS

Alexandra Garreton

Katrina: The Debris // Missing

According to numbers from the US Census and the IRS, 236,970 people left Louisiana between the summer of 2005 and the summer of 2006, mostly because of Hurricane Katrina. Census details can’t tell who is a former resident returning and who’s new, but as of last year, the state had only recovered about 100,000 people, less than half of those who left. Whether it's abandoned houses or empty chairs at the dinner table, New Orleans is rebuilding around a conspicuous absence. This week on The Debris, stories of people and things missing from, and just missing, New Orleans.
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Katrina: The Debris // Ingredients

LOCAL FEATURES

Continuum: Delightful Delights

The King's Delight, The Queen's Delight, and The Ladyes Delight — three early music CDs devoted to different Elizabethan delights are presented to a very notable collection of Delightful Delights. In addition, music from a CD called Watkin's Ale presents some very spirited and sometimes bawdy music of the same period. The music is performed by two excellent American early music ensembles.
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Volunteers help a group of children on a field trip make prints of local fish at the Northlake Nature Center.
Tegan Wendland / WWNO

With thousands of acres of wildlife refuges along Lake Pontchartrain and the Bogue Chitto River, the Northshore is known for its natural beauty.

The volunteers at one small park near Mandeville are working to provide opportunities for people to get involved and develop a deeper understanding of the local ecosystem. At the Northlake Nature Center, that appreciation begins with children.

The New Orleans Inspector General says the city should control the funding for traffic court. Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s office agrees.

This week on Inside the Arts, the city prepares to celebrate the birthday of a native son as Satchmo SummerFest kicks off in the French Quarter.

This week on The Reading Life:  Novelist Jamie Attenberg, whose sensational summer novel is Saint Mazie, and novelist Mary Helen Lagasse, author of The Navel of the Moon.

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When Gwen Smith’s co-worker didn’t arrive for work before Hurricane Katrina made landfall in 2005, Smith was forced to stay on the clock. By the time she left, it was too late to leave town and she was forced to ride out the storm with her sister, Crystal. The two women were in town for nearly a week and remember those days vividly.

Alexandra Garreton

According to numbers from the US Census and the IRS, 236,970 people left Louisiana between the summer of 2005 and the summer of 2006, mostly because of Hurricane Katrina.

Census details can’t tell who is a former resident returning and who’s new, but as of last year, the state had only recovered about 100,000 people, less than half of those who left. Whether it's abandoned houses or empty chairs at the dinner table, New Orleans is rebuilding around a conspicuous absence.

This week on The Debris, stories of people and things missing from, and just missing, New Orleans.

This week on Le Show: Harry Shearer Reads the Trades, and has a new episode of Dr. Bill. Also, News of the Olympic Movement, News of Inspectors General, Let Us Try, The Apologies of the Week, What the Frack, News of the Warm, and more!

The King's Delight, The Queen's Delight, and The Ladyes Delight — three early music CDs devoted to different Elizabethan delights are presented to a very notable collection of Delightful Delights. In addition, music from a CD called Watkin's Ale presents some very spirited and sometimes bawdy music of the same period. The music is performed by two excellent American early music ensembles.

Governor Bobby Jindal is authorizing the state National Guard to protect the funerals for two women killed at a movie theater shooting. Law enforcement says the Westboro Baptist Church has indicated it plans to stage protests.

The suspect in the Lafayette movie theater shooting had a criminal record dating back decades. John Russell Houser was denied a concealed weapons permit.

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LOUISIANA STATE NEWS

Keeping Seniors Cool During Blazing Temperatures

The Ouachita Council on Aging gives tips on keeping cool and resources for seniors.McGehee discusses senior care in rising temperaturesTemperatures have been climbing as the summer progresses. Heat indexes have risen over 100 degrees. Rising temperatures have turned into rising concerns for local senior citizens. Linda McGehee, Senior Director of the aging council, says it's important for seniors to understand how their bodies work and keep hydrated to combat high temperatures."What we're...
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Le Show For The Week Of July 26, 2015

This week on Le Show: Harry Shearer Reads the Trades, and has a new episode of Dr. Bill. Also, News of the Olympic Movement, News of Inspectors General, Let Us Try, The Apologies of the Week, What the Frack, News of the Warm, and more!
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