Hurricane Katrina: Self-Guided Tour (2 CD set)

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9780980132106: Hurricane Katrina: Self-Guided Tour (2 CD set)

Hurricane Katrina: Self-Guided Tour (2 CD set) is designed for visitors to New Orleans who want to witness the effects of the nation's most damaging natural and man-made disaster as well as the rebuilding efforts.

It is the first formal Katrina-based self-guided tour. It covers about 50 miles in three to four hours; listeners can also choose one- and two-hour options, returning to complete the tour at a more convenient time. In addition to tour directions, the CD contains narrative information explaining levees and why they failed, New Orleans history, stories behind the differing neighborhoods, the science underlying coastal erosion and restoration, and tales of heroism and help.

Among the narrators all of whom are civic leaders - are New Orleans musician Charmaine Neville, Women of the Storm founder Anne Milling, and King Milling, chairman of the Governor s Advisory Commission on Coastal Restoration.

A portion of the proceeds from each CD sale will go to benefit organizations that are working to rebuild New Orleans.

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Pamela Pipes, a seventh-generation New Orleanian, developed this self-guided tour of key sites related to Hurricane Katrina to enable visitors (and residents) to understand what happened to the city she loved, what progress has occurred, and what challenges remain two years after this natural disaster that led to a man-made catastrophe. The tour is also designed to encourage people to ask the right questions of their leaders. Earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and terrorism can happen anywhere, we must all know how to be prepared. She is owner of New Orleans...A La Carde (alanet.com), a venture that promotes New Orleans and the aspects that make it the most distinctive city in the nation, maybe even the world! When she isn't leading parades, eating crawfish or chasing festivals, she is sharing her enthusiasm for her home town. Pamela wants to be an ambassador for her city and give visitors a real New Orleans experience. She is a member of Women of the Storm and Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans, two prominent grassroots groups devoted to recovery. Pamela is passionate about rebuilding the Crescent City. She is also the proud mother of two adult children.

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Pipes, a seventh-generation New Orleanian, has developed a self-guided tour that is both touching and significant. The tour brings listeners through Katrina-ravaged neighborhoods and the sites of five major levee breaks. Pipes's careful directions pay particular attention to odometer readings and remind the listener of the potential dangers on the road, such as missing street signs and standing water. Each of the narrators, all prominent New Orleans residents, has something different to offer, from Charmaine Neville, whose tone is both patient and passionate, to King Milling, of the Governor's Advisory Commission on Coastal Restoration, who explains the levees' weaknesses and suggests paths for rebuilding. Speaking with tenderness and strength, the speakers remind nonresident listeners that Hurricane Katrina didn't happen on TV--it happened to us as a community and a nation. A.A. 2008 Audies Finalist AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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Pamela Pipes
Published by Tours Bayou, LLC
ISBN 10: 098013210X ISBN 13: 9780980132106
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Book Description Tours Bayou, LLC. Book Condition: New. Audio CD. Case New. Booklet New. Case sealed/unopened. 2 disc set. Quality guaranteed! In original artwork/packaging unless otherwise noted. Bookseller Inventory # C06G-00473

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