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    Newsmakers with Craig Fugate

    Craig Fugate discussed the work of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) during the Obama administration and how to reduce the costs of addressing disasters in the future. After…

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    Tevi Troy on Shall We Wake the President?

    Tevi Troy talked about his book, Shall We Wake the President?: Two Centuries of Disaster Management from the Oval Office, which examines how presidents respond to disasters and argues that Americans…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Peter Cook briefed reporters at the Pentagon and responded to their questions on a variety of military-related topics, including preparations for response to Hurricane Matthew.

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    Louisiana Flooding and Federal Response

    A House oversight subcommittee held a hearing to examine the August 2016 flooding in southern Louisiana and the federal response. Appearing before the panel was a FEMA regional…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Bill Cassidy

    Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) talked by remote video from Baton Rouge about flooding in Louisiana, including federal and state response efforts, and his past record on disaster relief…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to a question about President Obama’s visit to Louisiana to tour flood damage in the state: “What should the president’s role be during…

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    President Obama on Louisiana Flood Response

    Following a tour of flood damage in a neighborhood in Zachary, north of Baton Rouge, President Obama spoke to the press about government response and assistance .

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “How much confidence do you have in the government in handling disaster relief?” The Advocate's Elizabeth Crisp spoke by…

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    Louisiana Floods and FEMA Access

    Governor John Bel Edwards (D-LA) held a press conference on access to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) disaster recovery and temporary housing programs for victims of…

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    Public Safety Broadband Network

    State and federal officials testified at a hearing on the progress made on the deployment of the First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, a public safety broadband network created…

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    Federal Disaster Response

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) introduced H.R. 5177, the National Mitigation Investment Act of 2016 (NMIA), that would attempt to alleviate losses to residential and commercial…

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    Small Business Administration Oversight

    William Shear of the Government Accountability Office testified before the House Small Business Committee on his oversight work on the management of the Small Business Administration. Many of the…

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    The Wind in the Reeds

    Wendell Pierce talked about his book, The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, a Play, and the City that Would Not Be Broken. “The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, a Play, and the City that Would Not Be…

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    America's Great Storm

    Former Governor Haley Barbour (R-MS) talked about his book America’s Great Storm: Leading through Hurricane Katrina, in which he recalls his role in Mississippi’s recovery following…

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    Shots on the Bridge

    Ronnie Greene talked about his book Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of Katrina, in which he examines the case of six unarmed citizens shot by police during the…

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    Katrina

    Gary Rivlin talked about his book Katrina: After the Flood, in which he discusses the efforts to rebuild New Orleans in the 10 years after Hurricane Katrina.

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    Lessons of Oklahoma City Bombing

    Former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating talked about the importance of agencies and law enforcement response and collaboration in times of crisis such as the Oklahoma City bombing. He made comparisons…

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    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 Hurricane…

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    Recovery Data on New Orleans Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina

    Michael Henderson, from the Louisiana State University (LSU) Public Policy Research Lab, presented new data about the perceptions of New Orleans’s white and African-American residents about the state of recovery.…

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    Housing in New Orleans Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina

    James Bennet moderated a discussion on New Orleans housing and neighborhood development. “A City Changing: Housing, Neighborhoods and Tradition” was part of the day-long event, “New Orleans: 10…

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