AUDIO: Bars in New Orleans After Katrina

February 20th, 2007 by Larry Smith  

Dr. LutzHere’s a riff from Dr. Brobson Lutz, one of our main characters in A.D., and a man of and about the French Quarter, on the importance of bars in New Orleans after Katrina—the only businesses that continued to operate immediately after the storm. “Bars are more common than grocery stores and churches,” he says. “But after the hurricane they became even more important.” This four-minute podcast from the doctor is illuminating and delightful—and a small way to feel the Mardis Gras mambo even if you can’t be there.

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2 Responses

  1. Betsy Huggard

    I want to use AD in my ESOL classes, but need a printout of the interviews. I know the accents will be difficult for my New England students to understand. Any way I can get that? This is a great way for newcomers to the US to follow the story.

  2. Nell S. Lutz

    Brobson..your dad and I worried ourselves sick during this trip you describe. If we had known about the all the drinking….it would have been even worse!!!
    You forgot to mention how you manned a telephone during rescue efforts…and how our local radio station (thanks to Bob Dunnivant, Jr) gave your broadcasts on the local radio station..I recall that I didn’t hear it at first..and Bob was kind enough to play the tape again so I could hear your voice.
    Love, Mother

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