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Katrina Uncovers: Environment, Health and Rescue


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Resident of New Orleans, swimming in oil-slicked water. Source: Bill Haber/AP

Resident of New Orleans, swimming in oil-slicked water. Source: Bill Haber/AP

Millions of lives torn apart, a city in ruins, and a government in denial. No doubt, Katrina is one of the most catastrophic and costly events ever to hit the U.S.

In this first part of a special series, hear the powerful stories from those who survived and find out how you can help with the relief efforts in your local communities and beyond.

We’ll also take a look at how the events unfolded after Katrina smashed into the shores of the southern U.S. coastline and we’ll talk to a water expert who explains what the people in the gulf coast might be up against in the coming months.


Dr. Joan Rose, professor, Michigan State University; relief volunteers Joanne Lyons, Leslie Toy and Regina Reynolds; Cecil Kirkpatrick, registered nurse and Red Cross volunteer; Curtis Washington, survivor of Hurricane Katrina; Cecile Eugene, born and raised in New Orleans.

This week’s hosts: Tena Rubio and Justin Beck

For more information:

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife – East Lansing, MI

American Red Cross Bay Area – San Francisco, CA

Author: Radio Project

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