Episode
August 25, 2015

Deconstructing New Orleans' reconstruction

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the US city puts 'disaster capitalism' to the test.
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Deadly floodwaters caused one of the biggest evacuations in US history when Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, Louisiana. Ten years on, the city still hasn't fully recovered. New economic, educational and housing models are in play, but critics say they're hurting the longtime residents who need help most. On Tuesday at 19:30 GMT, The Stream asks New Orleans residents how "disaster capitalism" has affected them, and explores how the city's growing pains are similar to disaster zones around the world.

 

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with: 


Antony Loewenstein @antloewenstein
Journalist and author (forthcoming) 'Disaster capitalism making a killing out of catastrophe'
antonyloewenstein.com 
 

Raynard Sanders @NOLAEQUITY
Educational consultant
theneworleansimperative.org 


Erika McConduit-Diggs @ulgno
President & CEO of Urban League greater New Orleans
urbanleagueneworleans.org


Terri Coleman @TFSColeman
New Orleans resident


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