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Story | Oct 27, 2009 | 2:13 PMAs the Gulf Coast--and New Orleans in particular--struggles to recover from the horrific aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Extension 720 gathered a panel of experts to discuss a variety of aspects of the tragedy, particularly the infrastructural and sociological challenges that now face the government and residents of that area. Our guests were Charles Dowding, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northwestern University, Albert Hunter, professor of sociology at Northwestern, and (joining the program by phone) Patrick Michaels, senior fellow of environmental studies at the Cato Institute, Dr. Ronald Hershow, professor of epidemiology at the University of Illinois Chicago's School of Public Health, and Brandon Walker, one of the employees of WGNO, the Tribune television station in New Orleans that evacuated to Baton Rouge. (08/31/05)