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NPR features Chanel DeBose

Chanel Debose

Nishant Dahiya, NPR

I spent 5 hours with this reporter trying to explain the Kafkaesque nature of these demolitions. He did a good job of telling the story.

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Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led to guilty pleas in federal court. Her work attracted some of journalism's highest honors, including a Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award and a gold medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors. She can be reached at (504) 606-6013.

  • ramona

    this was a great NPR piece on the random demo process….it could have been longer, but there is oh so much to reveal and we just don’t have a life time! Chanel’s home was a perfect example of uninformed people having power to do things that they should be more informed about. thanks.

  • e

    yeah but no shout-out for your troubles…

    i’ve got a camcorder coming in the mail and we’ll show ’em, i promise.