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Burying the Past Radio Doc

September 3, 2006

In this day and age, it’s hard to imagine picking up a shovel to bury your neighbor, but that’s just what John Lee, Maggie McEleny, and Patrick McCarthy had to do for their neighbor Vera Smith when she was killed in the Hurricane Katrina aftermath. Months after the burial, I asked the three survivors to reflect on their experience. Out of these intimate conversations, a partner and I put together this mini radio documentary for a class with NPR’s celebrated Kitchen Sisters:

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