New Orleans Locals Anticipate President's Visit

Thursday, October 15, 2009

President Obama heads to New Orleans tomorrow — his first trip to the Big Easy since becoming president. His plans include a visit  to a charter school and holding a town hall meeting while he’s there. But some residents think the four hours he’s spending in their city is too short a time to hear the problems facing the city. Today we ask some New Orleans locals what they want the president to address. We hear from Clarence White, a social worker with Unity Welcome Home, a homelessness outreach organization; Diana Pinckley, with Woman of the Storm, a coastal rebuilding group; Eric Jensen, director of youth engagement for the Afterschool Partnership; and Bill Barrow, staff reporter for The Times-Picayune.

Guests:

Bill Barrow, Eric Jensen, Diana Pinckley and Clarence White

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

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