Episode Number: 95
Production Date: January 15th, 2007
Running Time: 28:38
The original title and concept of this show was “The Twelve Months of Katrina,” but time got away from me. Actually it should be “Sixteen Months of Katrina,” but inaccuracy is our hallmark.
Sadly, as I was finishing up this show there was a series of murders in New Orleans. Six people were killed in just 24 hours, including our friend Helen Hill, who appeared in ROX #90.
I thought about adding a seventeen month update to address how things in New Orleans seem scarier and crazier than ever, but ultimately I decided to stick with the program as is. I was anxious about the fact that this production was already four months behind schedule. Also, I was worried tackling such big and emotional issues in a short segment would seem “tacked on.” Perhaps we'll have more time in a future episode.
Remember when this show was all about fun? Will we ever get back to that?
The Center for Peace & Justice at Prescott College used ROX #95 in their programming.
During Thanksgiving of 2005, fourteen Prescott College students went to New Orleans for a week to help with grassroots community relief. The students participated in food distribution, house-to-house cleanup and salvage operations, and emotional support for beleaguered residents. Before that, several members of the Prescott College community were among the earliest waves of relief assistance in New Orleans and the Gulf region immediately following Hurricane Katrina. Members of the college community have sponsored workshops and forums on the situation in New Orleans, organized musical events and benefit shows, and coordinated logistical support for ongoing relief efforts. The C4PJ... [More...]