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Kristina Ford Discusses New Orleans on NPR

Story posted September 06, 2005

Kristina Ford, Bowdoin adjunct professor of environmental studies, was heard on the National Public Radio program Fresh Air, hosted by Terry Gross, on MPBN-radio, Tuesday, September 6, 2005 at 7 p.m.

Ford, who was director of city planning for New Orleans before coming to Bowdoin, discussed planning and rebuilding issues for the city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Ford has spoken widely to the national media about New Orleans and the challenges ahead.

In an article in The Miami Herald on September 5, Ford said: "The thing that gave New Orleans so much of its joie de vivre, and what made it seem exotic, was in the parts of town where people were poor ... That may be gone. What isn't lost is the people, their cultural attitudes, their willingness to forgive, not to be judgmental. Once they get on their feet again, which will take a long time, that will start to emerge."

To listen to the Fresh Air interview online, visit:

In addition, Ford has commented for:

Fortune Magazine
News & Notes with Ed Gordon, National Public Radio
Lars Larson Show, Westwood Radio One
The Young Turks Show, Sirius Satellite Radio
The Mitch Albom Show, ABC Radio Network
CNN Headline News, CNN-TV
CNN International, CNNI-TV
The Miami Herald
Air Talk with Larry Mantle, KPCC-AM (Louisiana)
Caplis & Silverman, KHOW-AM (Denver)
The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC-AM (New York City)
Afternoon Edition, KVON-AM (Napa Valley)
The Morning Show with Ed Walsh, WOR-AM (New York City)

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