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Louisiana Considered: GNOF Leader Discusses Ida Recovery, Entergy New Orleans Executives Walk Out Of Heated City Council Meeting

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Aubri Juhasz
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WWNO
After Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans and southeast Louisiana as a Category 4 storm, it left behind significant damage and downed trees and power lines that caused mass power outages.
  • Greater New Orleans Foundation President and CEO Andy Kopplin discusses how the Foundation has fared during the COVID-19 pandemic and what actions the Foundation is considering to assist with recovery from Hurricane Ida in the 13 parishes it serves.
  • WWNO/WRKF reporter Ryan Nelsen reports from a heated New Orleans City Council meeting where Entergy New Orleans executives walked out when they were supposed to listen to public comments and answer questions from residents. Some citizens and city council members felt Entergy New Orleans mishandled power grid recovery following Hurricane Ida. Power outages were indirectly involved in 11 post-storm deaths.
Karl Lengel has returned to New Orleans to serve as WWNO’s local host for All Things Considered, a post he held here pre-Katrina. Besides radio, Karl has had a long theatrical career too; read on to learn all about our talented and versatile announcer! He and his wife Ann Casey are delighted to be back home in New Orleans!
Aubry is a reporter, producer and operations assistant in Baton Rouge.