Can Art Help Heal a Broken City?
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Photo © Elizabeth Underwood
As part of a public art project in New Orleans, the word "Croatoan" was stenciled onto all the dead trees that lined Tennessee Street in the Lower Ninth Ward.

Can Art Heal a Broken City? - Tena Rubio

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Tena Rubio

In this radio program, which aired February 14, 2007, on National Radio Project's Making Contact, Tena Rubio reports on street art that captures New Orleans's deep cultural roots, the troubled times it faces, and a sense of hope in the midst of Katrina's rubble. This story includes Elizabeth Underwood, Art in Action founder; Joseph Rooney, New Orleans resident; and Stephen Collier, Art in Action artist.

As part of this story, Elizabeth Underwood documented public art in New Orleans. To view more images, visit the National Radio Project website.

Copyright © 2007 by Tena Rubio / National Radio Project / PRX. Reproduced with permission.