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Interviewee:Ira Padnos
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Ira Padnos and Shmuela Padnos, May 30, 2006. Interview U-0249.
Cultural and civic life in New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina: Ira and Shmuela Padnos are not hopeful the city will ever return to what it was, but they do hope that the residents will return so that the depth of the culture will return. For that to happen, they say, issues such as affordable housing must be addressed. Ira discusses his work with the Mystic Knights of Mau Mau, a secret society dedicated to bringing attention to roots music.
Interviewee: Ira Padnos, Shmuela Padnos    Interviewer: Megan Pugh
Duration: 01:32:30     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 1 excerpts.