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The Florestine Collection [8.27.2010]

This Sunday marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina coming ashore. People who watched that storm said they’d never seen such violence in nature. Those who came back to New Orleans after the storm, would soon discover a kind of street violence that was well beyond anything the residents had ever seen. Also, Dinerral Shavers was the drummer and singer for the New Orleans-based Hot 8 Brass Band. He was also a victim of the post-Katrina violence. He was shot during what would turn out to be one of the most violent weeks in post-Katrina New Orleans. And, Amy Cyrex Sins was first on the program a year and a half after Katrina hit. Amy had lost her home, but written a new cookbook, Ruby Slippers,  to replace recipes she lost in the flood waters.

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