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Hurricane Katrina: Updates and Analysis

WNYC Coverage of Disaster in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast

Friday, September 02, 2005

Louisiana Dispatches
The Brian Lehrer Show
10/20/05: After Hurricane Katrina, WNYC’s own Beth Fertig spent four weeks in Louisiana reporting for NPR member station KRVS in Lafayette. She expected simply to report on Katrina’s aftermath, but ended up covering the second major storm to hit the state, Hurricane Rita.
» Slideshow: Beth Fertig's Louisiana trip
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"Parting the Waters"
The Leonard Lopate Show
Airs Wednesday, Sept 28 at noon: Leonard Lopate hosts an hour-long special featuring selections from “Parting the Waters," The New Yorker magazine’s Sept. 24 benefit for Hurricane Katrina Relief.
Reairs Saturday, October 8 at 4PM on 93.9 FM and AM 820, and Friday, October 14 at 7PM on AM 820
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Drawing A Blanco
The Brian Lehrer Show
09/28/05: Terence Samuel, chief Congressional correspondent for US News & World - on Governor Blanco's testimony
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"My Biggest Mistake Was Not Recognizing by Saturday that Louisiana Was Dysfunctional"
The Brian Lehrer Show
09/27/05: Shane Harris, staff correspondent for the National Journal, covering Homeland Security and Intelligence - on Michael Brown's testimony today before a special congressional committee
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Urban Planning
The Brian Lehrer Show
09/23/05: Joel Kotkin, Irvine Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and author, The City: A Modern History(Modern Library 2005) and The New Geography, How the Digital Revolution is Reshaping the American Landscape (Random House, 2000) - on the future of city life here and abroad.
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From Louis Armstrong to Cassandra Wilson
The Brian Lehrer Show
09/20/05: Excerpts from the “Higher Ground” special, which took place last weekend at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and raised money for Hurricane relief.
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Celebrating New Orleans
Soundcheck
09/19/05: New Orleans-based trumpeter Irvin Mayfield reflects on the future of New Orleans.
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Global Flood Watch
On the Media
09/10/05: Brooke talks to Susan Caskie, senior editor of The Week Magazine, about Katrina coverage in the rest of the world's press.
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Nothing Funny About It
No Show
09/10/05: This week’s No Show commemorates the events of September 11, 2001, and the recent disaster in New Orleans.
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FEMA Trouble
The Brian Lehrer Show
09/09/05: After FEMA’s bungled response to Hurricane Katrina, some people are proposing a wholesale reform of the agency. Senator Clinton wants to remove it from the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security. Others say it just needs better leadership.
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Picking Up the Pieces
The Leonard Lopate Show
09/09/05: The future of New Orleans is a big question mark right now. And here in New York, 4 years after 9/11, we are still grappling with how to rebuild Lower Manhattan.
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Renaissance Man of New Orleans
Soundcheck
9/07/05: Singer and songwriter Allen Toussaint sheds light on New Orleans' culture treasures, and offers a live performance.
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Race, Class & Katrina
The Brian Lehrer Show
9/07/05: Jason DeParle senior writer at The New York Times on the racial and class-based divides exposed by Hurricane Katrina.
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An Ounce of Prevention
The Brian Lehrer Show
9/06/05: Greg Shaw, senior research scientist at George Washington University's Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management, on New Orleans' preparedness for and response to Hurricane Katrina.
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The Unasked Question
On The Media
9/02/05: Slate media critic Jack Shafer accused TV news of skirting one of the most visually clear aspects of the story – that blacks in New Orleans were more directly hurt than whites.
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After the Storm
The Brian Lehrer Show
9/02/05: Katrina Vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation , and James Jay Carafano, senior national security fellow, Heritage Foundation on President Bush's handling of the Hurricane Katrina disaster.
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Update from New Orleans' Musical Community
Soundcheck
9/01/05: Ben Jaffe, owner of New Orleans' legendary Preservation Hall and manager of the Preservation Hall Band.
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StoryCorps
Tell your New Orleans story
In response to Hurricane Katrina, StoryCorps and WNYC are inviting families to come to the New York City StoryBooths to share their memories of New Orleans and other devastated areas.
» Go to StoryCorps.net for details

Humanitarian Resources
» The MusiCares Foundation
» American Red Cross in New York
» The Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation
» NAACP Relief Fund online
» AmeriCares
» New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund » BlackAmericaWeb.com Relief Fund
» Hurricane Housing
» The International Rescue Committee
» NOjO – New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
» Jobs4 Recovery.com

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