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    The Gulf Coast and Natural and Human-Caused Disasters

    Panelists talked about the various natural and human-made issues impacting the Gulf Coast, including potential future disasters. U.S. Geological Survey Director Marcia McNutt said that…

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    Hurricane Katrina's Impact on Communities

    Steven Striffler talked from New Orleans about who left New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, who has returned, and the current population demographics in the area. He also responded to…

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    Hurricane Katrina's Impact on Schools

    Shannon Jones talked from New Orleans about the effects of Hurricane Katrina on schools systems in and around New Orleans. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Hurricane Katrina's Impact on the Economy

    Allison Plyer talked from New Orleans about Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of New Orleans and the new demographics of the city post-Katrina. She also responded to telephone…

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    Hurricane Katrina and the Levees

    Karen Durham-Aguilera talked about the $15 billion levee system which is being built in New Orleans. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Current…

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    Media Coverage of Hurricane Katrina

    Newspaper and television reporters talked about news coverage Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding in New Orleans. Following their remarks they answered questions from the…

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    Hurricane Katrina Fifth Anniversary

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu talked about the state of his city nearly five years after Hurricane Katrina and just four months after the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon BP oil…

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    Emergency Management Issues

    Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Paulison was interviewed about Hurricane Katrina and the preparations for future hurricanes. After he left, the reporters discussed…

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    Book Discussion on The Storm

    Ivor van Heerden talked about his book The Storm: What Went Wrong and Why During Hurricane Katrina--the Inside Story from One Louisiana Scientist, published by Viking. Mr. van…

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    Book Discussion on The Great Deluge

    Douglas Brinkley talked about his book The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, published by William Morrow. At the event, Mr. Brinkley…

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    Natural Resources in Africa and Latin America

    The panelists talked about the topic, “Sovereignty, Natural Resources and Environmental Justice.” They focused on natural resources in Africa and Latin America. Topics…

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    Cabinet and White House Katrina Report

    The president talked about a report from Fran Townsend of the lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina. He explained that the report will help to anticipate how to better respond to…

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    White House Hurricane Katrina Report

    Ms. Townsend announced the release of the White House Report on Hurricane Katrina. She said the report refers to lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina about preparation,…

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    Rebuilding After Hurricane Katrina

    A forum was held on “Rebuilding After Katrina: Forming the Federal-State-Local Partnership for Southern Louisiana,” moderated by Tim Morris. The first panel discussed the…

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    Hurricane Forecasting

    The House Science Committee held a hearing on hurricane forecasting by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Committee held the hearing to gain a better…

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    Impact of Hurricane Rita

    Residents of Port Arthur, who stayed despite requests by local officials to evacuate the city, talked about their experiences following Hurricane Rita. Scenes of devastation were shown…

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    Houston Newscast

    Live coverage of Hurricane Rita was broadcasted by WHOU-TV, Houston. Weather forecasts for Hurricane Rita and video footage of the hurricane devastation were shown.

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    Federal Disaster Response Operations

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency updated reporters on the status of recovery after Hurricane Katrina. They brought in a Louisiana medical entomologist to explain efforts to…

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    Race and Class Issues

    Professor McWhorter talked about race and the Hurricane Katrina responses. He talked about the creation of a class of persons in poverty who were taught not to work in the 1960s and…

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    Race and Class Issues

    Professor Jordan talked about the role that race and class have played in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She stated that racial misconceptions exacerbated the response to the…

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