Floodlines

Floodlines ∙ Thursday March 12, 2020 ∙ duration: 54:47

The Wake

Part VIII: Water, like history, repeats itself.

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Some call it Hurricane Katrina. Some call it the Federal Flood. Others call it the day the levees broke. On August 29, 2005, the city of New Orleans was submerged. That story of hubris, incompetence, and nature's wrath is now etched into the national consciousness. But the people who lived through the flood and its aftermath have a different story to tell. A story of rumors, betrayal, and one of the most misunderstood events in American history. Hosted by Vann R. Newkirk II. [This description is from Floodlines.]

The eight-part series tells the story of “one of the most misunderstood events in American history”: the day the levees broke in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Atlantic staff reporter Vann R. Newkirk II, who spent nearly nine months in New Orleans reporting for the story, hosts the show.


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