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August 21, 2015
LSWI3850 - August 21, 2015

Katrina Ten Years Later, Charter Schools Ten Years Later, Public Pools in Peril?

Katrina Ten Years Later (3:26) LPB’s newest documentary Katrina 10 Years After: A Second Life A Second Chance looks back at those tragic days and how, ten years later, the people from New Orleans, with help from around the world, have accomplished what looked impossible a decade ago. The program is narrated by Wendell Pierce and premieres this Sunday, August 23 at 7PM on LPB. SHARE

Charter Schools in New Orleans (8:32) Since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has become the top spot for the charter school movement. Ten years later, how is it working? Other southern states such as Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida have adopted the education alternative as well. This week, the Southern Education Desk travels to some of those states to see how the movement is progressing across the Gulf south. SHARE

Public Pools in Peril? (15:26) Many community pools throughout Louisiana have been closing down over the years. Officials with Baton Rouge Parks and Recreation, for example, say pools are getting too expensive to maintain. Critics of the closings say community pools located in poorer areas are an important reflection of the civil rights movement in the 60’s and are worth protecting. SHARE

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