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Making Contact – August 10, 2007

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Musicians, Migrants and All That Jazz

On the next Making Contact…Musicians have always been the heart and soul of New Orleans. And like everyone else in the flood damaged city, they’re struggling to survive. On this edition, correspondent Reese Erlich talks with musicians to learn how the historic New Orleans music scene plays on and how new influences are bringing hope to the
struggling city.

Musicians have always been the heart and soul of New Orleans and like everyone else in the flood damaged city, they’re struggling to survive. Two years after the disaster, only half of the residents have returned, and large swaths of the region remain as uninhabitable as the day the levees broke. And yet the bands play on.

On this edition, correspondent Reese Erlich talks with musicians to learn how the historic New Orleans music scene endures and how new influences are bringing hope to the struggling city.