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FONO Works with Deutsche Welle Radio to cover New Orleans' Rebirth Story in Europe during the 4th Anniversary of Katrina - August 2009

FONO Acting Executive Director, Denise Byrne, met with Christina Bergmann, Washington DC correspondent of Deutsche Welle Radio, one of the most important radio station in Germany. FONO gave Christina information on key issues still faced by the residents of the NOLA metropolitan region on their road to recovery plus put the correspondent in direct contact with key NOLA leaders whom she interviewed the week before the 4th Anniversary of Katrina.  These included:  Janet Woodka (Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding), Sarah Usdin and Tony Recasner of New Schools New Orleans, LaToya Cantrell of Broadmoor, Father Vien of East New Orleans, Dr. Benjamin Sachs of Tulane Medical School and John Barry, Head of the New Orleans Levee board and FONO board member.  As a result of these meetings, Deutsche Welle Radio ran three major stories on German radio the week of August 29, 2009 which ran all over Europe and were also covered in part by National Public Radio in the US. 

To view these articles and hear the audio reports in German go to the following links: 

Article #1:  http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,4607813,00.html. Audio for Article #1: http://www.dw-world.de/dw/episode/0,,4490422,00.html?maca=de-podcast_fokus-welt-1698-xml-mrss

Article #2:  http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,4607945,00.html. Audio for Article #2: http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,4602356,00.html. 

Article #3: http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,4652179,00.html. Audio for Article #3:
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,4655924,00.html


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