Does COVID-19 pose a greater threat to New Orleans culture than Hurricane Katrina?

“Like the rest of the country, New Orleans is suspended in a state of anxious anticipation. This tourism-dependent city is tiptoeing into reopening, with neither a vaccine nor widespread testing. It’s a dilemma facing every municipality, but in a city whose identity, culture and economy are fueled by human interactions, the issue seems particularly fraught here.” Martin Pedersen interviews author and former Lens editor Jed Horne about the tough times ahead.