Ray Nagin

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's journey began with an enormous amount of promise, and ended in a federal indictment just over ten years later. Read more in this list of local and national stories over that time.

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Katrina & Beyond
3:04 pm
Tue September 20, 2005

Katrina Cleanup Proceeds as Rita Approaches

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MELISSA BLOCK, host:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.

MICHELE NORRIS, host:

And I'm Michele Norris.

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U.S.
7:35 am
Wed September 7, 2005

Some Still Reluctant to Leave New Orleans

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has issued a mandatory evacuation order for everyone in his flood-stricken city.

Mayor RAY NAGIN (New Orleans): There are toxins in the water. There are gas leaks where we may have explosions. We're fighting at least four fires right now, and we don't have running water. It is not safe.

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Katrina & Beyond
4:39 pm
Wed August 31, 2005

New Orleans Mayor: Thousands Could be Dead

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ALEX CHADWICK, host:

From NPR West, this is DAY TO DAY. I'm Alex Chadwick.

Coming up, we'll go to Mississippi, where now more than 100 people are thought to have died in Hurricane Katrina.

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Ray Nagin
6:29 am
Wed November 5, 2003

Profile: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin

When New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was elected, he promised to fight corruption. He's had some success, but some residents wish he'd focus on street crime. NPR's Juan Williams reports.

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