- Making News: Sounds of Silence Mark Today's New Orleans
One part-time resident of New Orleans is Harry Shearer, musician, actor, writer and host of Le Show. He has been visiting the house that he loves in the city that he loves. He has an update on the changes he sees in New Orleans nearly three months after Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on August 29.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Latin Republic of the United States
Latinos have become the largest minority in the US, with thriving Spanish-speaking communities not just in LA, New York and Miami, but in the Midwest, Great Plains and the Deep South. H-ctor Tobar, the son of Guatemalan immigrants and a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Los Angeles Times, is author of Translation Nation. In it, he argues that this "Latin Republic of the United States" will continue to speak Spanish and to change America for a long time. (This segment originally aired on April 27.)
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