A Boom in The Big Easy

Battered, New Orleans is on the rebound

Wednesday, July 01, 2009


According to a new census report, New Orleans is the fastest growing city in the country. Last year its population grew 8.2 percent faster than any other city. And while the population has not yet reached the levels it was before Hurricane Katrina hit, the city is well on its way. Joining us to talk about life in the Big Easy are Allison Plyer, the co-director of the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center, and Shantrelle Lewis, the director of the McKenna Museum of African American Art and a longtime New Orleans resident.

For a closer look at the people behind the numbers, check out New To New Orleans: The Saints Who Came Marching In.

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Shantrelle Lewis and Allison Plyer

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