Dr. Nicholas R. Spitzer, creator and host of Public Radio International's American Routes, will discuss the impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans musicians, craftspeople and other members of the "creative class" during a public lecture Feb. 8 at Centenary College.
He will speak at 7 p.m. in the Whited Room, Bynum Commons.
The event is free and open to the public.
He will argue that the creative class has a central role in rebuilding the city.
Spitzer is an internationally recognized folklorist. He has served as host and producer of the award-winning "Folk Masters and American Roots" Fourth of July concert series and as documentary, record, film and festival producer for the Smithsonian Institution and PBS.
He has also been an independent cultural producer for National Public Radio's All Things Considered. He is currently on faculty at the University of New Orleans.