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Five Years After the Storm

   
 

August 25th, 2010 ~ It has been five years since Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the Federal levee system in New Orleans, and we speak with local activists, musicians and residents to gauge the progress of recovery in the city and region. Rebirth Brass Band's Derrick Tabb talks about his after-school program "The Roots of Music;" we visit the Musician's Village in the 9th Ward to meet drummer Smokey Johnson; then head out into the bayous with blues guitarist Tab Benoit to talk about his work to save the wetlands. Also, conversation with Eric Overmyer and Lolis Eric Elie from HBO's "Treme," and commentary from New Orleanian James Carville on the importance of the culture of the city.

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  • It Ain't My Fault Dejan's Olympia Brass Band
    New Orleans: Rebuild, Restore, Rejoice, Mardi Gras
  • Goin Back to New Orleans Joe Liggins and the Honey Drippers
    Creole Kings of New Orleans, Specialty
  • No Place Like Home Soul Rebels feat. Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews
    No Place Like Home, self-published
  • CLIP: Irma Thomas
    Listen
  • Wish Someone Would Care Irma Thomas
    Time Is On My Side - The Best Of Irma Thomas Vol. 1, EMI/ Minit
  • SEGMENT: Smokey Johnson and Helen Gillet at the Musicians' Village
    Listen
  • It Ain't My Fault Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Mos Def, Lenny Kravitz and Trombone Shorty
    Gulf Aid AllStars, Preservation Hall
  • Instrumental: Wade in the Water Little Sonny
    Essential Blues Harmonica, House of Blues
  • SEGMENT: Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes
    Listen
  • Didn't It Rain Mahalia Jackson
    The Essential Mahalia Jackson, Sony
  • People in the City Irvin Mayfield with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
    American Routes Original Recording,
  • Instrumental: Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans Tuts Washington
    New Orleans Piano Professor, Rounder
  • Louisiana 1927 Randy Newman
    Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 1, Nonesuch
  • CLIP: James Carville
    Listen
  • I Will Return (Je Vas Revenir) Queen Ida and the Bon Temps Band
    Play the Zydeco , GNP
  • When the Saints Go Marching In Jimmy Smith
    Prayer Meetin' , Blue Note
 
  • Blue Drag Allen Toussaint
    The Bright Mississippi, Nonesuch
  • To The River Smiley Lewis
    Shame, Shame, Shame, Bear Family
  • Wade in the River Dejan's Olympia Brass Band
    New Orleans: Rebuild, Restore, Rejoice, Mardi Gras
  • CLIP: Dr. John
    Listen
  • Walking to New Orleans Dr. John with the New Orleans Social Club
    Sing Me Back Home, Sony BMG
  • Bayou Breeze The Voice of the Wetlands' All-Stars
    VOW: Voice of the Wetlands, Ryko
  • SEGMENT: Tab Benoit
    Listen
  • Instrumental: Wade in the Water Ramsey Lewis
    Chess Soul: A Decade of Chicago's Finest, MCA/ Chess
  • Tou' les jours c'est pas la meme Carol Fran
    Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album, Nonesuch
  • Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band
    Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album, Nonesuch
  • SEGMENT: Eric Overmyer and Lolis Eric Elie from the HBO series Treme
    Listen
  • Instrumental: Light the Way Craig Klein
    New Orleans Trombonists, Rugalator
  • SEGMENT: Derrick Tabb and the Roots of Music
    Listen
  • Yes We Can Can Allen Toussaint
    Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album, Nonesuch
  • St. Charles Street Parade Wardell Quezergue
    After the Math: The St. Agnes Sessions, Jazz Foundation of America