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

Aubri Juhasz
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 worked in the lively arts as an actor, announcer, manager, director, administrator and teacher. In broadcast, he has accumulated over two decades of on-air experience and is currently WWNO’s anchor for NPR’s “All Things Considered” and a host for “Louisiana Considered”. He holds a BS in Professional Management from Nova Southeastern University and an MFA in Film and Theatre from the University of New Orleans.
Aubry is a reporter, producer and operations assistant in Baton Rouge.