Hurricane! Lessons Learned!


LPB is partnering with Mississippi Public Broadcasting for an in-depth look at how procedures, policies and planning for hurricanes have changed in the last four years. In that time, three of the ten costliest hurricanes on record -- Katrina, Rita and Gustav -- struck Louisiana. Katrina made a second landfall in Mississippi, leaving behind unprecedented havoc and a harsh education in the discipline of disaster. What did these events teach us about coping with catastrophe?

LPB President Beth Courtney hosts the Louisiana segment of the program and LSU Media Professor Craig Freeman moderates the Mississippi discussion.



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Aired Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 7 PM
Chat was at 8 PM

The program was simulcast on KRVS-FM in Lafayette and air on Thursday, August 27 at 7PM on WRKF-FM in Baton Rouge.

Click here to view the chat archive.


This program is underwritten by a Local Service Initiative Grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


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