New To New Orleans: The Saints Who Came Marching In

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

A new report by the U.S. Census Bureau says that the population of New Orleans grew faster than any other city in America. Who is behind the Big Easy's growth spurt? The Takeaway talks with Jaime Peters and Marcie Dickson. They both moved to New Orleans within the past year and they'll tell us why. We’re also joined by Lolis Eric Elie, a reporter for the New Orleans Times Picayune.

"The people who come here are very excited about being here. And that's not necessarily the case with folks who move just for some job. When people come and are committed to a place or feel there's a sense of mission, they're more apt to be engaged civically."
— Lolis Eric Elie on people moving into New Orleans


Marcie Dickson, Lolis Eric Elie and Jamie Peters

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