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Elizabeth Mahoney, St. Bernard resident and peer counselor.
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The devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the floods that followed is most visible in pictures of ruined houses and people’s destroyed possessions lying out on city streets. But there’s unseen damage that runs even deeper: the collective emotional trauma experienced by the thousands of people who lived through it.

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: Karzai Talk, News of the Olympic Movement, Follow the Dollar, News of the Atom, News of AFPAC, News of the Warm, and more!

Musical instruments produce their sound in many ways. This program is devoted to two instruments, one that's plucked, the harpsichord, and one that's bowed, the cello. Harpsichord music by Francois Couperin (1668-1733)l is performed by New Orleans born Skip Sempe and solo suites for cello by Bach are performed by Tess Remy-Schumacher. Recordings used are: Francois Couperin Pieces de Clavecin (Skip Sempe) - Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77219-2-RC, and Johann Sebastian Bach Suites for Cello Solo - Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (Tess Remy-Schumacher) - Xolo CD1011. 

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For some, Louisiana summers mean oppressive heat and thick humidity. For others, it means backyard barbecues and ice cold cocktails! On this week's Louisiana Eats!, we bask in the sunshine as we look at locally produced rum, outdoor grilling, and the recent resurgence of interest Tiki cocktails.

A new Data Center report released today says that 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is rebounding. However, demographers say prosperity is not distributed equally.

New Orleans looks different 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. Some neighborhoods are gentrified. Others are still full of empty lots.

And the population is different. African American residents remain the majority, but not by as much. There are more white residents than before the storm. And the single men who came north from Mexico and Central America to help rebuild are having a lasting effect.

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What do you do when you see an unfamiliar face? The more I get around Louisiana, the more I think the answer is, you stuff it.

Volunteers help a group of children on a field trip make prints of local fish at the Northlake Nature Center.
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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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