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Chris Rose

Jak Tichenor talks with New Orleans journalist Chris Rose whose life as a popular columnist for the Times Picayune newspaper was turned upside down when Hurricane Katrina plowed into the Big Easy in 2005. Thousands died when the winds and storm surge slammed into the poorest parts of the city, but Rose's wrenching and deeply personal accounts of Katrina's aftermath have given voice to those lost in the storm and hope for the city's future. For weeks and months after Katrina, Rose roamed the drowned streets of the Ninth Ward and beyond in search of the human face of the tragedy. He found it in the wreckage of a small house with the haunting words “One Dead in Attic” spray-painted across its front.~The lonely desperate passing of this unknown person inspired a series of profoundly moving columns that eventually became a book about the disaster and its heart-breaking toll on the victims of the storm.

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