NPR Calls New Orleans A 'Blank Slate' In Report, Feels Citizens' Wrath

Not Just Detroit: New Orleans Gets 'Blank Slate' Treatment From NPR

National Public Radio began a new series today, "NPR Cities: Urban Life in the 21st Century," and New Orleans was chosen for the inaugural report. Its title was "Filling In New Orleans' Future, One Blank At A Time," and Debbie Elliott's story began with more references to the city's blankness:

"New Orleans became a blank slate after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. And ever since, entrepreneurs have rushed in to experiment with new ideas for building and running a city."

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