Tropical Storm Lee caused torrential downpours across the region and flooding in some low lying communities, such as the town of Jean Lafitte, where mandatory evacuations were in place and the waters rose high.
PRI's The World host Marco Werman is in the middle of a two-week, cross-country writing residency aboard Amtrak trains. His first stop was in New Orleans, where he heard about the death of famed trumpet player Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill and was reminded of how Japan and New Orleans are linked by a love of jazz
Thanks to Prospect.1, the largest biennial of international art ever, New Orleans is again being seen as a vital city with an unparalleled artists' community. Lolis Eric Elie of the Times Picayune joins The Takeaway.