With Saturday's Louisiana primary looming and the Democratic presidential candidates in a dead heat, Louisiana finally has some political sway. Yesterday thousands of students waited at Tulane University to hear Barack Obama, and you could still see Obama signs waving from car windows around town by the afternoon. It was a stark contrast to Bill Clinton's turnout of 150 at Dillard University speaking on behalf of the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Russell Henderson of Louisiana for Obama laid out his candidate's plan for New Orleans recovery in an exclusive OffTheBus interview.
Henderson also touched on Obama's plans to address the city's burgeoning homeless population, and housing activist Jay Arena talked about the crisis at a protest in the tent village under the interstate. A new mayoral proposal would re-institute the habitation law criminalizing homelessness in New Orleans.