"Everybody in the city was in a crisis."

Adam Graff, a member of New Orleans' all-volunteer, mental health crisis unit, speaks with his wife, Jacqueline, about the surge in patients after Hurricane Katrina.
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Adam Graff, a member of New Orleans' all-volunteer, mental health crisis unit, speaks with his wife, Jacqueline, about the surge ...
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Recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana
Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
Jud Esty-Kendall

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Angels & Mentors
Hurricane Katrina
Witness
Work

"It's been almost ten years and people still rave about him. "

Tyra Treadway and her daughter, Ardyn, remember their husband and father, Dr. James Kent Treadway, a beloved pediatrician in New Orleans. Dr. Treadway committed suicide three months after Hurricane Katrina.
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Tyra Treadway and her daughter, Ardyn, remember their husband and father, Dr. James Kent Treadway, a beloved pediatrician in New ...
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Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Family
Hurricane Katrina
Struggle
Work

"When I first bought the building, everybody thought that I was crazy."

Burnell Cotlon owns and operates the only grocery store in the Lower Ninth Ward. When it opened in 2014, it was the first grocery store to serve that neighborhood since Hurricane Katrina. Here, he speaks with his mother, Lillie.
Recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana
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Burnell Cotlon owns and operates the only grocery store in the Lower Ninth Ward. When it opened in 2014, it was ...
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Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
Erika Romero and Danielle Andersen

In Partnership with
WWNO - New Orleans Public Radio

Themes
Griot
Hurricane Katrina
Struggle
Work

"I put the screen down, took a seat, and the streetcar became hostile."

Jerome Smith tells his friend Carol Bebelle about an incident from his childhood.
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Jerome Smith tells his friend Carol Bebelle about an incident from his childhood.
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Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Veronica Ordaz

Themes
Discovery
Griot
Growing Up

"The people never stopped coming in..."

New Orleans police officer David Duplantier tells his wife, Melissa Eugene, about patrolling the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina.
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New Orleans police officer David Duplantier tells his wife, Melissa Eugene, about patrolling the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina.
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Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Nick Simon

Themes
Griot
Hurricane Katrina

"It was raining just as hard in the station as it was outside."

New Orleans Pump Station workers Rufus Burkhalter and Bobby Brown remember the night Hurricane Katrina hit.
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New Orleans Pump Station workers Rufus Burkhalter and Bobby Brown remember the night Hurricane Katrina hit.
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Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Laura Spero

Themes
Griot
Hurricane Katrina
Work

"Rough as it was, we rode through and we're hanging in there."

Roy Calabrisi and his brother Anthony talk about rebuilding their lives after Hurricane Katrina.
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Roy Calabrisi and his brother Anthony talk about rebuilding their lives after Hurricane Katrina.
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Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Laura Spero

Themes
Hurricane Katrina

"I'm trying to decide whether I stay in New Orleans or leave."

John W. Taylor, Jr. talks about how New Orleans has changed since Hurricane Katrina.
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John W. Taylor, Jr. talks about how New Orleans has changed since Hurricane Katrina.
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Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Veronica Ordaz

Themes
Griot
Hurricane Katrina

"It was probably the biggest leap of faith of my life."

Dr. Kiersta Kurtz-Burke tells her husband, Dr. Justin Lundgren, about caring for patients at Charity Hospital in the days following Hurricane Katrina.
Recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana
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Dr. Kiersta Kurtz-Burke tells her husband, Dr. Justin Lundgren, about caring for patients at Charity Hospital in the days following ...
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Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Katie Simon

Themes
Hurricane Katrina