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understanding helpful on a scale from one the the -- one to 10 is its helpful that i got help after they have given me the worst case of high blood pressure i ever mad in my life not suffered high blood pressure before this situation. >> do you want to hear my answer? >> now, i don't i'm not even sure what help is in the situation, because fema, have been so high of been hostile get them on the phone they will argue with you they ask you a question, you answer their question they will argue with you and when they send you a copy of your application, they have put things on your application that you don't even recognize they do not apply to you, they interpret your answers and they indicate the answer us the want on your application, which are guaranteed to tie you up so that if you get any help at all it will not be soon forthcoming. >> any government agency that has beenhful to you, nonprofit organization? >>. you know.
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>> i tell how has been helpful to me, the corinne thean church cincinnati corinthian baptist church from there that i got the strength to withstand the foolishness of fema because what fema do to people you know, is criminal. like i said, after they have ruined my health they throw a few dollars at me, is that really help? when now i need to pay to see a doctor, i don't have medical insurance, i told them i have medical needs, they send me a letter back, telling me that they deny my medical needs on the one hand, but fill out some paper saying i don't have health insurance they are not forthcoming with any medical assistance that i need and throwing a few dollars at me, after they have driven my health to a very bad state, no, i don't consider that help at all. >> let me finish up.
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>> -- by grace of god -- a fema man returned the do at to washington i believe he was from here. -- you need to come see our space that we using in my community, fema has come and had lunch with us, one person. i don't even know what fema is about i'm not from that era. >> let's fet -- get fema out of it any other trying to know. >> trying to share with you their crosshairs, lady saw me on cnn show. >> she drove all the way from wherever from state of washington, and she brought us to red cross's attention, the fema man told me about mobile unit that we are trying to get them to put the mobile unit on the lot. so that people won't have to go across the city without bus services, i'm trying to tell you that my space is used as a center for anybody who comes to new orleans, we feed, we house, we thoupses
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we gut we are cleaning out, i have two big is clear if you were there, because your hair gray as mine would you have a chair in front of your door when you come homefront porch totally clean your yard is clean, all we are doing is waiting for those and only two in my neighborhood have a have not come back home and cleaned their space, doing more we have to look out for when there is no hoin hurricane we live in a swamp all of the agents our problem with all of them my problem with fema i understand their restrictions we ain't asking fema to do it nor city so we're going to do stuff being told if you put it here the city is going to fein you if you do fema is go to have something to say we need folk really, for those of us who want to roll up our sleeves and return new orleans to new orleans to get on our get out of our way. >> we are also taking people names off the list not contacting again. >> end up last question. >> thank you, mr. chairman, and my question only requires yes or no answer,
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and the question is do you have confidence in the number of dead that is being reported by the authorities? >> no. no. no. >> thank you. >> let me shink saw in we know better. >> let me thank this panel, all of you for your firsthand insights, sharing us with your ideas has been very helpful to us we gather information, for final report on this. >> thank you, mr. chairman. >> mr. davis, please, the list that i gave you because right now i'm people stronghold. >> working sharing with mr. jefferson. >> that lady that is on the back, name is barbara jackson she is the residents counsel person, for all these people, she is a very important person, to contact. she can put you in touch with a lot of others. >> i hope when you leave you will come to back share with us if you have film other things you want to share with us. >> i wasn't able to get my film developed but i'm going to send it back. >> so we can least get it make it part of the record thank you all, mr. williams
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thank good to have you in washington thanks, thank you all we'll take a 3 minute reseas we move to the last panel. >> thanks to plis jenny in houston, texas for opts praiting relief out of her home, to hurricane victims. >> thank you. you will get the last word.
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>> now it's going to be a year later, and still, family and friends you don't see any more you used to see. it is a hell of a feeling. you don't forget it. at 9:00 with a 2009 townhall meeting with then-mayor ray nagin. >> i am relying on you. i know all businesses, state level, federal level, and all other levels -- i don't have them. i voted for you to represent me
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on a local level. i don't know where else to go. i don't know what else to do. >> thursday night starting at 8:00, more from the atlantic conference in new england -- in new orleans with craig fugate. at 9:00, we will show you president obama's trip to the region, as well as remarks on the recovery effort 10 years after katrina. hurricane katrina anniversary coverage all this week on c-span. >> we will have live coverage of president obama's visit to new orleans and his remarks thursday at 5:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. coming up on c-span, our special programming marking the 10th anniversary of hurricane katrina continues with a look at the city of new orleans one year after the storm. that is followed by testimony from hurricane katrina evacuees at a 2009 senate committee
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hearing. then keith hall gives an update on the budget outlook. later, a senate committee looks at the increase in the number of americans working later in life. >> on the next "washington kristol,.william he is here to talk about the 2016 presidential campaign. then a discussion on police reform and community relations. sson,uest is deray mcke community activist and black lives matter participant. you can join the conversation with your cause and comments on facebook and twitter. wednesday, a discussion on banking access in various countries and how technology can expand the access. we are live from the center for technology at the brookings institution at 10:00 a.m.
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eastern here on c-span. ♪ >> we are so thrilled and excited to be here. i want to thank c-span for covering the national book festival. we have a beautiful sunny day. i hope the camera shows how huge the crowds were. i'm so excited about that. >> one thing to remember about an exceptional president, they are the exception. [laughter] thank you all for coming today. this is a wonderful event. it's been fantastic. heaven is a library. if that's the case, heaven has gone outside today, and we are in heaven at this national book festival. >> young people are not the leaders for tomorrow. must say to yourself, i am a youth leader for today. see what i can do. >> that was an article for
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"atlantic" trying to show that we had this red-blue map. when you enter via -- interviewed people, the divide was a little divide. political scientists were in town. the idea that the country itself is as polarized as washington is wrong. i don't know a single particle scientist who believes that. >> i hope that all people will realize that whatever they've done in life, it is something that ought to be recorded and passed on to the next generation . that is the way we learn. we learn for the future by trying to understand the past. all of us have a past. go on, he talked about you really only focused on taipan. you didn't talk much about guam. i'm wondering why you did that. >> this is a great question. it goes to the heart of all the questions we've been talking about and to the point. we realize that there was no way
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we could tell the whole story. , short no way we could of being an encyclopedia having the story read like the telephone book, and of course, the telephone book is not a story -- to list and do justice to everything. >> i think all the opportunities are open for women now. school, i in law graduated in 1967, and there were 13 women in my class. today, the law schools are 50-50. >> the key to understanding what he did, he never liked people who put profit above the public was thesehis view parks and wilderness areas below to the american people for generations unborn, and they needed to be handed on as places to awaken the spirit. >> i made a career out of my love for books, and to help spread the love, i helped to -- found the texas book festival and the national book festival.
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while i love reading, i never thought i would write a book, certainly not one about myself. ways wasal was in some a sense of urgency, to go to the oldest people in our families and to find them and get the stories before it's too late, to be able to -- i have had a father and daughter in los angeles who came together. after hearing the talk and hearing about the book, the daughter said to the father, i'm taking you to the coffee shop now, and you are going to tell me the story. >> history looks back and says, headed tollion people the health insurance rolls, that is going to be quite a change, -- as martin luther king said, the moral arc of the universe then slowly, but it bends towards justice. i think that was a bending towards justice. there are things wrong with the health care bill.
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you know what johnson would've said about the civil rights bill , which was also a flawed bill? he said, the important thing is to pass it. when you pass it, it's easier to go back and fix it. >> i believe the narrative historians are calling to is bring back the dead. >> at this stage in my life, i don't think i can afford 10 years on millard fillmore or franklin pierce. guys in the all my room at the same time. i'm going to write about leadership. that is what i care about underneath it all. thank you. [applause] >> c-span is going to have questions called in from c-span. ♪ next, a look at the city of
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new orleans one year after the storm. a c-span crew toured water-damaged neighborhoods, spoke with residents on the ground, and officials involved with recovery efforts. from august of 2006, this is 90 minutes. ♪ ♪
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>> about 120 or so in the new orleans area. katrina was enormous, very powerful storm. it overwhelmed the system, and that would happen again. >> what katrina has done is caused the cultural deist for a. our culture has been sprinkled out all over the country now. like a ghost town. the devastation is still here. ♪ >> the city of new orleans, one
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year after katrina, is now home to less than 50% of its population prior to the storm. a c-span video journalist traveled in august to take a look at recovery efforts in communities where some of the worst flooding occurred, the lower ninth ward where the industrial canal wall breached, the gentilly districts where the london canal street flooded, and the like you district where the walls did not help -- hold up. we talked with local citizens and officials about what is being done one year after katrina. i really should've gone out of town at some point. psychologists were recommending, you need to get out of town. once a month, get out of town. see friends. you've got to get away from this. it is bad for your stress level. >> we start our program with sue sperry of the preservation resource center, the organization working on preservation that preserving new orleans