Most homes under construction have a tough DeWalt radio on site. Most of those radios are constantly tuned to WWOZ, a public station playing jazz and "New Orleans heritage" music. If you want to hear what New Orleans sounds like, or what Habitat for Humanity home building in New Orleans sounds like, go to WWOZ.org and listen online.
Also, the Washington Post has another interesting article on the recovery. Other papers are probably covering it as much, but the Washington Post is my homepage.