Anna Sale here on the day shift.
All this week, we've looked back at the legacy of Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast. Five years later, there are still 12,000 people who are homeless in the New Orleans. That’s twice the rate of homelessness from before the hurricane. Tomorrow we’ll talk with Rosalind King, who still does not have a permanent home for her family. We’ll also speak with Seth Fiegerman, staff writer for The Street.com about why so many people are still struggling to get back on their feet five years after the storm. We'll also hear from two people — Leo McGovern and Dr. Brobson Lutz — who were immortalized in the award-winning Hurricane Katrina graphic novel "A.D." by Josh Neufeld.
We've also had all sorts of new economic data to comb through this week, like those dismal housing sales numbers, but for tomorrow, we're making calls out to economists and thinkers about what we should make of it all. What did we learn about the health of the economy this week that we didn't know before, and how worried should we be? It should make for a nice primer before Federal Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks later tomorrow morning.
We will also look ahead to the Emmy awards in advance of the Sunday's ceremony and talk to "Glee's" Jane Lynch, who is nominated for two Emmys, about her carreer, marriage, and hitting it big in a televised musical.