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April 8, 2006

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Most of the news coverage about Hurricane Katrina has rightly focused on the plight of the people driven from their homes and businesses and the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans and on the Gulf Coast.

But Hurricane Katrina affected other Southern cities in big ways. This week we'll find out how Baton Rouge, La., and Jackson, Miss., are faring in the hurricane's wake.

Harriet Tregoning, James Stockard and Jennifer Leonard were three of the organizers of the recent Bruner Loeb Forum in Baton Rouge to discuss the growth pressures Katrina has caused in that city. Also with us is John Lawrence, who heads Downtown Jackson Partners, which has gone from moribund to booming in the past six months.

We'll talk about the impact of Katrina on life in two Southern cities on the next Smart City.

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