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Sunday, August 30

Katrina 10 years later: How it has changed lives and how the music has survived

Guests: Liz Hamel, Alice Fothergill and Nick Spitzer

Today on Radio Times, we look back at Hurricane Katrina, the storm that ravaged New Orleans and other parts of the Gulf Coast, left nearly 2,000 dead and displaced tens of thousands men, women and children of all ages. Poor African-American communities were particularly hard hit. We’ll start off the hour with JARVIS DeBERRY, editoral writer and columnist at Times-Picayune. Then, we’ll talk about the children of Katrina and the impact the storm has had on their health and well-being. Our guest is University of Vermont sociologist ALICE FOTHERGILL who for over a decade has followed kids who lived through the storm. Finally, NICK SPITZER, producer and host of the weekly two-hour public radio program American Routes, on how the musicians and music of New Orleans have survived and thrived.

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Radio Times in Review: Biologist E.O. Wilson, Author Mary Roach, Actresses Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke

Guests: E.O. Wilson, Mary Roach, Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke

Coming up on today’s edition of Radio Times in Review: we’ll listen to Marty’s interview with evolutionary biologist and theorist E.O. WILSON about life, society, and ants. Then, with a pair of astronauts currently spending a year in space, we’ll hear about how life in orbit differs from life on the ground. We spoke with author MARY ROACH about her book, Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. Lastly, we’ll listen to a portion of Marty’s interview with actresses GRETA GERWIG and LOLA KIRKE. The duo star in the film Mistress America, which hits theaters today.


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