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Cypress trees in Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge, stretching across Cameron and Evangeline Parishes in southwestern Louisiana.
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'Overlooked And Forgotten' But Resolute, 10 Years After Hurricane Rita

Hurricane Rita came ashore just three weeks after Hurricane Katrina, killing seven people directly and over a hundred more in the evacuation and in the storm's aftermath. Ten years later, many residents of southwest Louisiana are feeling forgotten as the international media spotlight stays focused on New Orleans.
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New Orleans Mayor On Katrina Anniversary: 'We Saved Each Other'

Prayers and church bells in New Orleans marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest natural disasters in U.S. history.Mayor Mitch Landrieu, speaking to assembled dignitaries at a memorial to the unclaimed and unidentified among the estimated 1,800 who died in the storm, said the city had to rely on itself to get through the tragedy."We saved each other," Landrieu said. "New Orleans will be unbowed and unbroken."In The Times-Picayune, the newspaper's editorial board...
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KATRINA: THE DEBRIS

Undeterred by the devastation, second line clubs returned to New Orleans a few months after the flood, determined to uphold the city's cultural traditions. This photo is of the 2009 Prince of Wales second line parade.
Jason Saul

Katrina: The Debris // The R Word: Resilience

Well, we’ve made it. Almost. It’s been a long, hot summer and this is our last episode as we come up on the tenth anniversary of Katrina. The city is abuzz with journalists and experts and NGOs and politicians. We thought we’d use this last bit of The Debris to explore a word they’re all using to talk about New Orleans: resilience.
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10 YEARS LATER

A Decade After Flood's Devastation, Love Keeps New Orleans Afloat

There are a lot of stories to tell about New Orleans.There are uplifting stories about new houses, new shops and gigantic drainage projects. There are melancholy stories about everything residents lost in Hurricane Katrina, about all that can never be recovered. There are stories about all that remains to be done, ten years after the hurricane and the levee failures.And, throughout it all, there are love stories.Want to hear one?'It Was Still Mardi Gras'Lakeya Taylor was walking along Orleans...
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Former President Bill Clinton closed out a week’s worth of discussions and speeches on the decade that’s passed since Hurricane Katrina. He praised the progress, then focused on problems that remain.

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer debuts his new song about Donald Trump,  I Can't Believe I'm Me. Also: News of the Olympic Movement, Let Us Try, The Apologies of the Week, Follow the Dollar, and more!

Continuum presents a program by the outstanding early music ensemble, Sequentia, now in its thirty-eighth year of performing medieval music, some of which has been hitherto unknown. This program focuses of two major works from around the year 1200, The Story of Samson & Delilah and The Labors of Hercules. These two pieces are in the form of narrative lais, a medieval type of story telling in a vocal style prevalent in medieval times.

Joe Shriner

The food scene of New Orleans has grown tremendously since Hurricane Katrina. On this week's Louisiana Eats!, we complete our two-part series on the storm by taking a look at the changing face of the city's food scene over the past 10 years.

There are a lot of stories to tell about New Orleans.

There are uplifting stories about new houses, new shops and gigantic drainage projects. There are melancholy stories about everything residents lost in Hurricane Katrina, about all that can never be recovered. There are stories about all that remains to be done, ten years after the hurricane and the levee failures.

And, throughout it all, there are love stories.

Want to hear one?

'It Was Still Mardi Gras'

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On Saturday New Orleanians will mark ten years since Hurricane Katrina in a variety of ways.

Chris Hannah is the head bartender at Arnaud’s French 75 in the French Quarter. He’s been behind the bar there all of his 11 years in the city.

Every August 29th Hannah says he makes sure he reunites with roommates and friends from 2005, for dinner and reflection.

Hannah spoke with WWNO's Jesse Hardman about his Katrina anniversary routine.

In the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has nearly completed one of the world's most remarkable hurricane protection systems to encircle New Orleans. Locals say their low-lying city finally has the storm defenses it should have had before Katrina, which killed hundreds and caused billions in property losses.

DJ Session: The Music Of New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina

Aug 28, 2015

As the nation marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, Here & Now has a special New Orleans edition of the DJ Sessions. Host Jeremy Hobson sits down with Nick Spitzer, a New Orleans resident and host of “American Routes,” from Tulane University and WWNO in New Orleans, distributed by PRX. He talks about the music that has resonated in the city since the storm, and how the music scene has changed.

Cypress trees in Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge, stretching across Cameron and Evangeline Parishes in southwestern Louisiana.
Steve Hillebrand / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Hurricane Rita came ashore just three weeks after Hurricane Katrina, killing seven people directly and over a hundred more in the evacuation and in the storm's aftermath.

Ten years later, many residents of southwest Louisiana are feeling forgotten as the international media spotlight stays focused on New Orleans.

Tegan Wendland / WWNO

Activists from across the country have converged in New Orleans for a week of activism and organizing.

Hundreds of people from about 30 activist groups are gathering at Congo Square in Louis Armstrong Park this week to draw attention to their belief that the city has not bounced back from the social and structural damage that resulted from Hurricane Katrina.

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Join Us Sept. 2 For Culture Collision At The National World War II Museum

Someone once likened Culture Collision to a trade show, but it’s so much more. This year, the annual happy-hour to kick off New Orleans’ vibrant cultural season is slated for Wednesday, September 2, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Culture Collision 7 will take place at The National WWII Museum's U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, and is free and open to the public.
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CLASSICAL MUSIC

Classical Music on WWNO

Beautiful classical music, from traditional to contemporary, on WWNO and WWNO2.

LOUISIANA STATE NEWS

West Monroe High Bans Confederate Flag On Campus

School officials at West Monroe High School have banned the use of the Confederate flag by its student body. According to students, Principal Shelby Ainsworth announced that the flag could not be displayed or flown from vehicles on campus. The practice has been a long-standing tradition during football season at the school, whose mascot is the Rebel.Ainsworth says the new policy applies to regular school hours, including arriving or departing from school grounds. "Basically, the flag has no...
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LE SHOW

Le Show For The Week Of Aug. 23, 2015

This week on Le Show: B-Rock's Katrina Pledge Closeout, Make New Orleans Whole, News of the Warm, What the Frack, News of the Olympic Movement, Faux Snow Day, The Apologies of the Week, and more!
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LOUISIANA EATS!

Joe Shriner

Louisiana Eats: 10 Years After Katrina, Part 2 - Evolution And Expansion

The food scene of New Orleans has grown tremendously since Hurricane Katrina. On this week's Louisiana Eats!, we complete our two-part series on the storm by taking a look at the changing face of the city's food scene over the past 10 years. We begin in Gentilly at Arthur Ashe Charter School, where we investigate the edible education revolution that is the Edible Schoolyard. This program, founded by Alice Waters in Berkeley, California, has grown beyond her wildest dreams in New Orleans...
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