#Katrina10: Interpreter and Language Access


I happened to visit New Orleans in early August for an Interpreting conference. In fact, I was in New Orleans on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and was treated to a wonderful musical celebration. I had language access, equal rights an recovery on my mind the entire time.

August 29th marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans is still recovering in many ways from the devastation. Ten years ago, language minorities faced a unique set of struggles during evacuation.

For the Thursday KBOO Evening News, I spoke with Daesy Behrhorst from the Louisiana Language Access Coalition. The organization was in fact set up in response to the wealth of issues facing these communities.

Check out the podcast!

Air date 8/27/2015

You can listen to the entire broadcast here.

Thanks to the Thursday News Team!
Producer: Sam Bouman
Engineer: Matthew Oleson
Co-Anchor: Robert Barncord