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Hurricane Katrina


  Need to Know, September 3, 2010

This week on Need to Know: Record spending on political campaigns. An experimental jobs program in Mississippi. And the true cost of the federal bank bailout.


The disappearing delta

Need to Know revisits a report about the erosion of the wetlands along the Louisiana coastline — New Orleans’ natural buffer against hurricanes.


Revisiting the children of the storm

Brenda Ann Kenneally revisits New Orleans to mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.


  Need to Know, August 27, 2010

This week on Need to Know: Polluted water in Wyoming. The fifth anniversary of Katrina. And the connection between Glenn Beck and the Ground Zero mosque.


Unnatural disaster: The fifth anniversary of Katrina

Need to Know follows Harry Shearer, the writer and comic actor, through New Orleans, as he punctures the myths and misconceptions about Hurricane Katrina.


The sounds after the storm

Need to Know spoke with three leading jazz thinkers about how Katrina and its aftermath have reshaped New Orleans’ music community.

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