“Community connections and social connections are part of what make us resilient.” – Lauren Rosenthal

Between August 2020 and May 2021, Lake Charles, Louisiana experienced two hurricanes, a historic flood, and an ice storm—leaving the community in dire straits as it tried to get back on its feet.

Listen in as Ten Across founder Duke Reiter talks with journalist and podcast host Lauren Rosenthal about her experience on the ground in Lake Charles and putting disasters in human terms that can help us better prepare for more frequent climate occurrences.

Listen to In Deep Season 2: https://www.indeep.org/episodes

Guest Speaker

Lauren Rosenthal is an independent reporter and podcast producer based in Minneapolis. Her stories have been published by NPR, ProPublica, Al Jazeera America, National Native News and more. Lauren was the host and lead reporter for the most recent season of “In Deep,” a podcast from American Public Media. This season was set in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Lauren previously worked as an investigative reporter for North Country Public Radio and spent three years reporting from Alaska, where she covered Shell’s attempts to drill for oil in the Arctic. Her work has won numerous honors, including the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi medal for public service journalism. Lauren is a graduate of Yale University.