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08/15 - Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference

What difference has a decade made?

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina swept through Southeast Louisiana, triggering what would become the nation’s costliest disaster. Less than a month later, Hurricane Rita inundated Southwest Louisiana forever altering the landscape. The storms uprooted residents, while the rest of Louisiana and its neighboring states welcomed them with open arms.

What affect did the storms have on economic development along the I-10 corridor? A decade later, how have public services changed? How prepared is Louisiana to handle hurricane evacuees and how did the hurricanes change the demographics of the state?

This month Louisiana Public Square takes a look at where the state is now on “Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference” airing Wednesday, August 26 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD. (Taping Tuesday, August 25.)


The panelists are:
• Andy Kopplin, Office of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu
• Paul Rainwater, Rainwater Consulting, LLC
• Stephanie Riegel, Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
• Nihal Shrinath, The Data Center

The program includes interviews with Jason El Koubi, One Acadiana; Chris Guilbeaux, Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP); Kathy Kliebert, Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals; Allison Plyer, Executive Director of the Data Center; John White, State Superintendent of Education; and Christopher Bohnstengel and “Byrdie” Lane, owners of Byrdie’s Gallery and Café in New Orleans.

LPB CEO, Beth Courtney, and Dr. Kim Hunter Reed moderate the discussion.

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08/15 - Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference

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