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New Orleans Now: Immigrants, Labor Rights and the Human Cost of Rebuilding an American City – Part 2

On this edition, part two of our immigration series, we hear from the people on the ground making a difference in the lives of these workers and from the workers themselves.

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New Orleans Now: Immigrants, Labor Rights and the Human Cost of Rebuilding an American City – Part 1

On this edition, we hear from the immigrants themselves and from the people on the ground trying to help them.

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New Orleans Now: Rebuilding and Defending the Versailles Vietnamese Community

On this edition, correspondent Ngoc Nguyen takes us to Versailles. As the community struggles to rebuild, they face yet another threat to their homes, history and way of life.

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New Orleans Now: Can Art Help Heal a Broken City?

Take a tour with us through the streets and landscapes of New Orleans as we discover creative art displays that reflect the city’s deep cultural roots, the troubled times it faces, and the sense of hope being nurtured in the midst of Katrina’s rubble.

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Looking Back, Moving Forward

As the year 2006 comes to an end, we take a look back at three hot button issues that we covered over the past year: the Iraq War, U.S. immigration, and the ongoing efforts to rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

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Katrina Uncovers: Black Land and Labor

Many of Katrina’s refugees assert the “right to return” as part of the deep historical relationship African- Americans have to land in the south. On this edition, we’ll hear from three community organizers.

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Katrina Uncovers: Exploited Workers and Endangered Wetlands

On this edition, we hear from migrant workers helping to clean up and rebuild New Orleans, and about their struggle for better wages and working conditions.

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Katrina Uncovers: Rebuilding Hope in New Orleans

On this edition, we go to New Orleans, where we hear from local people working to rebuild their communities.

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Katrina Uncovers: Poverty in a Land of Plenty

Making Contact takes a look at poverty in the United States. We explore homelessness, economic injustice, and a dwindling federal safety net that has left millions of Americans in dire straits

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Katrina Uncovers: Structural Injustice

On this edition, part four of a series on Katrina, we hear from grassroots activist Damu Smith, about the systemic poverty and racism which made a horrific natural disaster far worse.

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