Radio Astrodome: Independent Media to Provide Critical Info for Displaced New Orleans Residents

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Tens of thousands of internally displaced New Orleans residents have been living in the Houston Astrodome for the past few days. Most of them do not know what the future holds for them or even the latest news and updates on their situation. To combat this, relief volunteers and Independent Media organizers such as the Prometheus Radio Project have gotten permission from the Federal Communications Commission and the City of Houston to build a low-power, 30-watt radio station to provide critical information to people displaced in the area. They are waiting for final permission from officials at the Astrodome to go on the air and are looking to bring equipment - radios for all the potential listeners and batteries - to make it possible. Democracy Now! is helping to make possible the thousands of radios that people will need to get this communication. HELP IF YOU CAN

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