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5:42 pm
Tue August 31, 2010

President Obama Speaks in New Orleans

New Orleans – Listen to the address given by President Barack Obama at New Orleans' Xavier University, Sunday, 8/29/2010, commemorating the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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2:25 pm
Tue August 31, 2010

New Orleans' Mayor Landrieu's Katrina Speech

New Orleans – Listen to the address given by New Orleans' Mayor Mitch Landrieu at New Orleans' Mahalia Jackson Center, Sunday, 8/29/2010, commemorating the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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WWNO News Features
12:12 am
Tue August 31, 2010

Katrina Conversations

New Orleans, LA – Katrina Converstions includes discussions with Robert Siegal, Tab Benoit, and Leah Chase.

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11:16 am
Mon August 30, 2010

President Obama, Mayor Landrieu Mark Fifth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

New Orleans, La. – The president returned to Xavier University for the anniversary. He'd been there before - as a U-S Senator - to speak to the first post-Katrina graduates in 2006. Despite being flooded, the university resumed classes four months after the storm. President Obama said the government's initial slow response has picked up. He said his administration has cut red tape and gotten funds moving, especially in housing, education and health care.

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1:34 pm
Fri August 27, 2010

8 Top-Notch New Orleans-Connected Poets Offer Katrina Reading Sunday

New Orleans – One of the more intriguing - and intimate - observances of the 5th anniveresary of Katrina will be the "Remembering Katrina" reading by 8 poets associated with New Orleans Sunday afternoon, August 28, 2010 at 3:30 pm - in the Lavin-Bernick Center - aka the "U.C." - on the Tulane campus. WWNO's Fred Kasten has the story...

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12:01 pm
Fri August 27, 2010

Josh Neufeld's Katrina Bestseller "A.D.: New Orleans After The Deluge"

New Orleans – One of the most unique - and compelling - books written in response to Katrina is Josh Neufeld's non-fiction graphic novel "A.D.: New Orleans After The Deluge" - a New York Time bestseller - which is just out in paperback. WWNO's Fred Kasten the story...

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WWNO News Features
12:22 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

Jed Horne's Katrina Classic "Breach of Faith" - Part 2

New Orleans – Nearly five years - and scores of books into the history of Katrina - Jed Horne's "Breach of Faith" remains one of the best sources for getting a basic understanding of the experience of the storm - and its impact on New Orleans. Here's part-2 of Fred Kasten's July 2006 profile - with Jed Horne - of "Breach of Faith"...

For more information on Jed Horne - or "Breach of Faith" - please click here .

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2:31 pm
Tue August 24, 2010

Jed Horne's Katrina Classic "Breach of Faith"

New Orleans – Nearly five years - and scores of books - into the history of Katrina - Jed Horne's "Breach of Faith" remains one of the best sources for getting a basic understanding of the storm - and its impact on New Orleans. Here's part-1 of Fred Kasten's July 2006 profile - with Jed Horne - of "Breach of Faith"...

For more information about Jed Horne - and "Breach of Faith" - please click here .

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3:24 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Levees.org Dedicates Historic Plaque At Site of 17th Street Canal Breach

New Orleans – Levees.org's dedication this morning of an historic plaque at the site of the 17th Street Canal breach following Katrina is the most recent manifestation of founder Sandy Rosenthal's on-going intentions for the organization - to tell the real story of the Katrina levee failures - and what needs to be done to prevent a repeat of them - as WWNO's Fred Kasten discovered in this profile of Sandy Rosenthal from August 2009...

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1:16 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Tom Piazza's Book-Length Essay "Why New Orleans Matters"

New Orleans – The failure of the federal levees that put 80 percent of New Orleans under water after Katrina blew over the city - was followed in rapid succession by the government's disastrous response to the flood - and a parade of elected officials - including then Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert - questioning the value of New Orleans - and the wisdom of rebuilding it. Those were the circumstances in which writer Tom Piazza felt called to action in early September, 2005...

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