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 NOLA.com/The 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.