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    Book Discussion on Katrina's Secrets: Storms After the Storm

    Former New Orleans Mayor C.Ray Nagin recounted the days preceding Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath of the storm. Mr. Nagin also responded to questions from members of the…

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    Book Discussion on Deadly Indifference

    Michael Brown, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, recalled his leadership of the agency during Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Brown spoke on June 21, 2011, at one…

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    Book Discussion on Deadly Indifference

    Michael Brown talked about the book he co-wrote Deadly Indifference: The Perfect (Political) Storm: Hurricane Katrina, the Bush White House, and Beyond.
    He was interviewed while at the…

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    FEMA Preparedness

    Witnesses spoke about the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) reform efforts since Hurricane Katrina. Craig Fugate said FEMA would not be able to handle a nuclear…

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    State of Journalism

    Harry Shearer spoke about the state of journalism, focusing on media coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. He also talked about his documentary film “The Big…

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    Book Discussion on Leadership and Crisis

    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal talked about his book Leadership and Crisis (Regnery Press, 2010). It deals with his experiences in office, including his handling of the fallout from…

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    Hurricane Katrina and Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

    Director Spike Lee talked about Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Mr. Lee in his remarks blamed the Bush administration’s slow response to help people in…

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    President Obama on the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

    President Obama spoke on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina at Xavier University, which was damaged by flooding after the storm. He also talked about the Gulf of Mexico oil…

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    Hurricane Katrina Fifth Anniversary

    Sean Miller spoke by phone about the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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    Hurricane Preparation

    Stephen Flynn talked about a recent study by the Center for National Policy, “Before the Next Katrina,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.The…

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    Newsmakers with Craig Fugate

    Craig Fugate talked about the function, budget, and oversight of FEMA, (the Federal Emergency Management Agency), and how the agency has changed since Hurricane Katrina. After he left,…

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    Presidential Town Hall

    President Obama spoke at a town hall meeting held on the University of New Orleans campus. His remarks focused primarily on recovery efforts in the 4 years after Hurricane Katrina and…

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    Reconstruction Efforts in Louisiana

    Senator Landrieu spoke about President Obama’s plans for his first visit to Louisiana to observe the status of reconstruction efforts after the destruction caused by Hurricane…

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    Book Discussion on Rescue Warriors

    David Helvarg was a guest on WAMU’s “Diane Rehm Show” to talk about his book Rescue Warriors: The U.S. Coast Guard, America’s Forgotten Heroes (Thomas Dunne Books;…

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    Book Discussion on Shake the Devil Off

    Ethan Brown talked about his book Shake the Devil Off: A True Story of the Murder that Rocked New Orleans (Henry Holt and Co.; September 1, 2009). Zachery Bowen was an Iraq War veteran…

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    Hurricane Katrina Recovery Efforts

    Paul Rainwater talked about going recovery efforts in Louisiana, four years after Hurricane Katrina. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

    Mr. Rainwater…

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    Presidential Weekly Address

    President Obama spoke about emergency response and disaster preparedness on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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    Book Discussion on A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge

    Josh Neufeld talked about his book A.D. - New Orleans After the Deluge (Pantheon; August 18, 2009). The non-fiction comic presents an illustrated account of the affects of Hurricane Katrina…

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    Book Discussion on Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans

    Journalist and author Dan Baum talked about his book Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans (Spiegel and Grau; February 10, 2009). He traveled to New Orleans in 2005 to cover the…

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    Book Discussion on Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans

    Dan Baum talked about his book Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans (Spiegel and Grau; February 10, 2009). In his book Mr. Baum chronicles the lives of nine people who have lived…

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