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Remembering Katrina: Six Years After the Storm

WWOZ looks forward as we commemorate the sixth anniversary of Katrina. We've compiled Katrina-related community events, along with a feature report by our community partner The Lens and audio documentaries by show host George Ingmire that pay homage to New Orleans cultural figures and icons that passed in the aftermath of Katrina.


The Lens - Katrina 6th Anniversary Report

Six years and two mayoral elections after floodwaters walloped New Orleans, the city may have found a solution to its least sexy but most widely felt problem: uneven, water-damaged neighborhood streets.

Ridden with cracks, bumpy patches and gaping potholes, New Orleans’ narrow side streets serve as daily reminder of the city’s incomplete recovery. Now that is slated to change, thanks to a new agreement between Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration and FEMA that will send tens of millions of dollars to neighborhoods for street repairs.

» Read the full article


New Orleans Narratives by George Ingmire

In the aftermath of Katrina George Ingmire, WWOZ Show Host and Producer of WWOZ's nationally syndicated audio program "New Orleans All the Way Live," produced a series of audio documentaries. The narratives include In Memorium pieces about New Orleans cultural figures like George Brumat and Kufaru Mouton and places of cultural relevance like Ultrasonic Studios. He also collected thoughts and stories on the overall losses from many other cultural figures like Big Chief Victor Harris of Fi Yi Yi, Ben Jaffe, and others.

» Check out the New Orleans Narratives


Hurricane Katrina Events

Saturday, August 13:

 

Friday, August 26 through Sunday August 28:

 

Sunday, August 28:

 

Monday, August 29:

 
 

WWOZ Thanks the Katrina Network

In the months following the failure of the federal levee system in New Orleans, a group of 31 community radio stations from around the world lent a much-needed hand as WWOZ struggled to stay on the air.

WWOZ salutes this group of stations — now affectionately called the Katrina Network — for embodying the true spirit of community radio, as well as the notion of Guarding the Groove. The Katrina Network is commemorated on the back of the WWOZ Live Broadcast Truck (pictured) as a testament to the power of community radio stations working together.

The Katrina Network
KALW
San Francisco, CA
KDHX
St. Louis, MO
KBOO
Portland, OR
WJFF
Jeffersonville, NY
KSVR
Mount Vernon, WA
WOMR
Provincetown, MA
WMPG
Portland, ME
WBGO
Newark, NJ
KDNK
Carbondale, CO
KOTO
Telluride, CO
WFHB
Bloomington, IN
KRCB
Rohnert Park, CA
WLIU
Southampton, NY
WCWP
Southampton, NY
KZFR
Chico, CA
WEMU
Ypsilanti, MI
KBCS
Bellevue, WA
KSDS
San Diego, CA
CKUA
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
3PBS
Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia
KGNU
Denver, CO
WGDR
Plainfield, VT
KXCI
Tuscon, AZ
KUVO
Denver, CO
KRFC
Fort Collins, CO
WRFG
Atlanta, GA
WFCR
Amherst, MA
KPFT
Houston, TX
KQED
San Francisco, CA
KEXP
Seattle, WA
WFMU
Jersey City, NJ
Community Radio Working Together!

 

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Katrina Commemoration Site

We've been collecting and mapping Katrina commemorations past, present, and upcoming and invite residents to contribute commemorations via the website. Our site not only shares Katrina commemorative history but also shows how those commemorations are distributed across the city.

http://katrinamem.org/

Here's some more information about the project.

http://katrinamem.org/page/index/1

Contributions and photos are appreciated. If you use the hashtag #katrinamem when posting to Twitter, the post will automatically be added to the site. Thanks!

Mike Winiski

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