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Oklahoma Voices: Oklahomans in
New Orleans Since the Storm(s) (Sep 06, 2008)

It’s been three years since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast and one week since the arrival of Hurricane Gustav. Oklahoma natives living in New Orleans say they’re relieved they mostly dodged the bullet this time, but with nearly three months left in hurricane season, they remain on edge. We rebroadcast a September, 2007 roundtable discussion with David Mitchell, Nicole Barron and Doris O’Sullivan Spath of the OU Club of New Orleans about life in the aftermath of Katrina, and we pay visits to several Oklahoma natives living in the Crescent City: college student Sophie Johnson, hip hop artists Jeff Chambless and Roan “Know One” Smith and photographer Stephen Houser. We also check back with several of our guests to see how they fared in this most recent storm.

Track the path of Hurricane Ike as it enters the Gulf of Mexico

View a slideshow of many of the guests interviewed in this program

During his visit to New Orleans in July 2007, KGOU News Director Scott Gurian and about one dozen other public radio reporters spent a morning volunteering with the grassroots organization Beacon of Hope to clean up one block in the Lakeview neighborhood of north New Orleans. They cleaned up a block in the Lakeview neighborhood of north New Orleans, which was heavily flooded following Hurricane Katrina.
See photos of their trip to Lakeview.

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