In the weeks after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, raksBooks reached out to customers in the affected area to offer help. Many customers responded and several agreed to be interviewed about their experience.
Stories from the Storm was recorded in mid-November, in the days when many people were still clearing debris and figuring out how to restart their lives. From a 17-year-old who stayed in an east New Orleans hospital to a casino executive huddled in his closet just a couple of blocks from the beach in Biloxi, these riveting stories will remind listeners of the heartbreak, confusion, and perseverance of Katrina’s survivors.
raksBooks wants to thank everyone who participated in these interviews, especially Carter Hooper, Celia Collins, Peter Ascani, Tom Fitzmorris, Elizabeth Feltmate, Sarah Taylor, Michael Davis, Alan Larkin, Jim Nadeau, and Robin Woods.
Producers: Kerry Donahue and Gayle Hendrix
Post-production: George James and Sam Rodriguez
Original music by Guy Story