Look Ahead: Princeton Students Schooled in New Orleans

Tony Cox previews Thursday's show, which will include a segment on Princeton University students visiting New Orleans to put what they've learned into practice.

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TONY COX, host:

Tomorrow, we'll hear a very different story of students making their way in New Orleans. News & Notes regular contributor Melissa Harris-Lacewell recently taught a course at Princeton University called Race, Disaster, and American Politics.

MELISSA HARRIS-LACEWELL: So my students who engaged with the course for 12 weeks said, you know what? That was all great - we enjoyed learning. But there's not enough for us. We want to literally get our hands dirty. We want to go to New Orleans. We want to see and talk with people on the ground there, and we want to make a difference in any way we can.

COX: Melissa and her students are in New Orleans all this week. Tomorrow on NEWS & NOTES, we'll catch up with them and hear what they're doing to make a difference.

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COX: Just ahead, the government is dropping big bucks on the war, but what about at home? We'll look at post-Katrina spending. And Saxophonist Branford Marsalis on his music, his message, and his home sweet home, New Orleans.

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