Today the Institute was featured on 99.5 FM "The New Voice of New Orleans" -- a leading talk radio station in the Big Easy and Fox/Clear Channel affiliate -- to talk about the Institute's Gulf Coast Reconstruction Watch project and how the post-Katrina recovery is going.

August will mark the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. President Bush points to over $110 billion allocated in recovery money -- but some estimates put the amount actually spent at only 20%. Lack of affordable housing, troubles with healthcare and schools, toxic health threats and dozens of other barriers are keeping much of the Gulf from coming back.

Why isn't the recovery going better? Where did the money go? If you missed today's show, you can listen to a podcast here to find out some of the answers. And for more information about what's happening in the Gulf, make sure and visit the Gulf Watch blog and read our special Gulf Watch reports.