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right now on "andrea mitchell reports," turn around tuesday. wall street stocks soar after monday's madness. still the danger to the world of markets remains overseas in china. >> well, i think that a lot of people are looking at the world second lrnargest economy and it slowing down so dramatically kit bring down worldwide growth at the same time federal reserve talking about hiking interest rates. speculation city. washington the buzzing with the ruc rumors that joe biden might jump into the 2016 race. >> i wouldn't speculate at this point about whether or not the president would offer an endorsement. i wouldn't rule out the possibility of an endorsement of the democratic primary. and making the grade. ten years after katrina, one school's remarkable comeback story.
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good day. i'm luke russert in for andrea mitchell. we begin with breaking news out of paris where the french prosecutor has just announced authorities are opening an official terror investigation into the thwarted train attack over the weekend. french authorities say 26-year-old ayoub el khazzani watched a jihadi video on his phone just moments before his attack on a high speed train which the prosecutor called premeditated and targeted. four train passengers have been honored as heros for confronting and disarming the gunman. nbc's claudio, what did we learn today from the prosecutor aside from pretty much telling us straightforward this individual had jihadist ties and perhaps was influence bid the social media videos he was watching?
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>> luke, let me strt with this specific charges. xwa investigators are opening an investigation against al khazzani for attempted murder of a terrorist nature for possession of weapons and belonging in a terrorist organization. they gave details about both the attack and attackers. attack, we know that khazzani boarded the train in brussels but specifically wanted to board the train, we learned from the investigators, that the sales officer offered to board two trains before that but he wanted that particular train. we don't know yet why. then we know that he went to the bathroom, spent three minutes there. he emerged shirtless with an akm machine gun, with 270 rounds, 9 millimeters pistol, and a bottle of fuel. well, all that, of course, was enough to cause what
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investigators call carnage and which they said because of the three heroes, the investigators called them that, as well, this was prevented. also we learn a lot more about the attacker. while they said, as you said, he was jihadi videos inciting the fateful to take up arm, even the night before the attack and when he was onboard of the train just before that attack, is that -- they also said he at some stage lived homeless in a park in brussels and yet he could buy cash first class ticket from brussels to istanbul where he was invariable he could try to travel from syria and try to have contact with the islamic state. he then returned to france in june 2015, and the next thing we know he was onboard of the train, luke. >> claudio, i want to ask you, obviously europe has had to deal
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with its share of train incidents. we're what did. we remember what happened in london. what the mood in the continent, in the country, about train security because it is so something that is so difficult to monitor where people can get on and off in a free and open society. what are people saying regarding that? >> well, the authorities are saying that they are definitely stepping up security. while today president hollande had a annual meeting with ambassadors and they said they need to look into security. it's quite difficult. it's more difficult than in airports, for insan francisco, because you can't just control with an x-ray the thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that board trains here in europe every day. i mean, some people have offered, well, proposed to introduce that but it's quite unlikely. while the mood of the people, they're quite calm. at least here in paris they are just go by their everyday life, hope that maybe if there is an
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attack, there will be some heroes on their way as well, luke. >> claudio lavanga, nbc news. let's turn to the markets and the big bounce. stocks are soaring again on wall street after three straight days of 300 plus point losses for the due. you see right there, 343. a good day there on wall street. china's decision to lower interest rates and a stronger trading day in europe are just part of the recipe for a rebound. but some of the underlying global problems remain leaving plenty of questions for investors. joining me now is cnbc contributor and jillian, u.s. managing editor for "the financial times." we appreciate your time. ron, i want to start off with you. this is a roller coaster. yesterday we woke up with this is the worst day the stock market has had in years. today it's, oh, my gosh, we might have the largest gains we've seen for quite some time. for the average investor out there, what do we do, sort of strap in and just ride this thing out? >> yeah, you know, luke, i think
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for all market history that's been true. for someone who has a 10, 20, 30-year time horizon towards retirement, funding a child's college education, you do ride out the roller coaster twists and turns. yeah, we've seen, you know, a lot of volatility in the last few weeks. understand this year the dow jones industrial average has traded from january to the end of july in the tightest trading range in its history. so it was bound to break out one way or the other up or down. the pressures coming out of china, weakness in economy, crash in their stock market, have been problematic, threatening to spread contagion, economic convey john around the world approximately that's what's upset this market and fear that the federal reserve will raise interest rates in september. so we are bound to break out one way or the other. the news flow has been generally negati negative. >> jillian, the weakness in our markets. a lot of it attributed to what is happening in china. they're so interconnected. what can you tell us about the
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steps the chinese government took over the last few days to try and sort of rectify the situation over there, and do you think it's enough? >> well, they've been trying to do everything they can to prop up the markets. they have thrown $200 million at trying to keep their currency stable. they've thrown another $200 billion to help the stock market and it didn't work. today they cut interest rates and that does appear to have calmed down sentiment a bit. the rest of the world, but the chinese stock market of course has still fallen. i'd like to come back to a point that ron was making which is the great news is that the rockets are abounding this morning. the bad news is though there are three big questions investors need to think about. first, what is happening inside china and what will that mean for global growth? secondly, has the climate of super loose monetary policy pumped up u.s. equities way above what fundamentalists actually justify in the economy? and thirdly, what impact are all those new high frequency trading programs having on the stock market these days?
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some of the swings this week, in recent days, have been just wild. and that's kind of scary for ordinary investors. >> without doubt, another term that i think ordinary investors are hearing about, ron, is this idea they market correction. and some of the analysts we've seen across cable news have said, you know what, this is not the worst thing in the world. it used to happen every year. now it doesn't happen as much. this is something that is necessary in the process of how the markets fluctuate. it was this they needed market correction? >> yeah, i mean, you never want to say that it's needed because no one feels very good when it's happening. we've gone 46 months without a decline on a closing basis of 10% or more for any of the major market averages. it was the summer of 201 is when we were going through the european debt crisis and the debt ceiling debate here in the united states that we had a big down draft. and that ultimately was resolved after the federal reserve launched another move to lower interest rates by bonds, if you will, engage in unconventional measures to stimulate the
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economy. this time around, this has thus far been a 12%, 10%, pullback. i'm not sure the correction is fully over. really depends on whether or not the measures that china has undertaken turn the stock market around. it was down 7 1/2% last night in china. if the chinese market can recover that will take off the near-term pressure. key question also indicated is whether or not the market could absorb a quarter point rate hike from the fed or whether it's exacerbates the global dislocations in the financial markets, whether it's currency, commodity, or stock markets. we still have some, you know, tough slogging ahead, i think. i'm not sure we're entirely out of the woods but it doesn't mean you don't stay the course. >> jillian, i want to go back to something you mentioned because it perked up in my mind a little bit because i'm an avid reader of michael lewis. you mentioned the high frequency trading programs are now part of this market, increased volatility. for a layman out there what are those programs? what did you mean by that? >> essentially what you have is a robots taking over the market,
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if you like. you have a lot of hedge funds, a lot of traders running computer-driven trading programs. and the problem is you get what i like to call computer herding, not cow herding but computer herding where kind of all the programs are designed by the same guys, they have the same inputs. and when something like stock prices like to fall, they panic together. now, we don't yet know exactly how much that did or did not play a part in the last few days. certainly what appears to have happened is different from what happened, say, with the treasury bond market last year. it wasn't a real flash crash as such, but the sheer scale of movements in the markets of volatility is pretty unusual. so certainly for investors who are doing old-fashioned human investing, that's something they need to increase in these factor when they look at the markets today. >> yeah. it seems like it's two different playing fields. we'll close out here, this segment with you.
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howard schultz of starbucks, somebody who likes to keep a pulse on the national mood says this about the recent economic anxieties out there. our customers are likely to experience an increased level of anxiety and concern. let's be very sensitive to the pressures our customers may be feeling shs and do everything we can to individually and collectively exceed their expectations. is it that bad that we need a sort of guiding hand by our barista about our economic worries when we get our coffee in the morning. >> listen, i think howard's intentions are quite good. look, this is nothing like 2008 when we had a systemic financial crisis in the united states where we were in danger of -- we saw banks go under and taken over by other firms. we saw our entire financial system come under pressure. guard ten variety despite the speed of the decline that we've seen. it's a great move by howard to say, you know, people are coming to work today. they're a little unnerved by what happened. put a smile on it. i don't think anybody needs caffeine after the last couple of days but certainly if you're
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going to get it you typically get it at starbucks. smart pr move on his part. >> maybe free coffee next. thank you so much for joining us. we appreciate it. >> thanks, luke. right now in washington state. firefighters are battling the biggest fires in that state's history. covering more than a quarter of a million acres. that's nearly the size of the entire city of los angeles, to put that in perspective. this morning dozens of firefighters from australia and new zealand arrived on the scene to join the fight in the pacific northwest. all right. the empire strikes back. jeb bush takes on donald trump. we'll bring you what he just said moments ago in colorado. and later, the heroing store roy of a teenage boy who tried to escape isis. a decision that nearly cost him his life. this is "andrea mitchell reports" only on msnbc. do you like the passaaadd? it's a good looking car. this is the model rear end event. the model year end sales event.
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i was talking about a very narrow casted system of fraud where people are bringing children -- bringing pregnant women in to have babies to get birthright citizenship. i support birthright citizenship, by the way. i support it. i'm 62 years old. when i was 17 years old i fell in love and it's going to be really hard for me to get lectured to about the politics of immigration. >> jeb bush this morning on a campaign swing through colorado showing some fight in defending his use of the term anchor babies. one day after making these comments. >> this is ludicrous for the clinton campaign and others to
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suggest that somehow i'm using a derogatory term. i was talking about the specific case of fraud being committed where there's organized efforts and frankly it's more related to asian people, coming into our country, having children in that organized efforts, taking advantage of a noble concept which is birthright citizenship. >> that remark was quickly condemned by, you guessed it, donald trump, the gop front-runner who tweeted this morning, quote, asians are very anded that jeb said that anchor babies applies to them as a way to be more politically correct to hispanics. a mess. joining me now for our "daily fix" chris cillizza, nbc contributor and founder of the washington post blog, and "washington post" paul kaine. thank you all for being on the show. chris, let's start hoff with yo. it seems that jeb bush is following donald trump into
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these rabbit holes me gets baited by donald trump, takes the bait, and then says something that ends up getting condemned by head of the asian-american caucus in the house judy chu so said it was offen offensive. every day that jeb bush plays on donald trump's turf is not a good campaign. >> i feel like everyone is. scott walk irlaer last week and bush this week. he is the sort of main actor here. i agree with you on jeb. the only thing i would say is, i don't think you can ignore donald trump either. you might be able to ignore a candidate who is riding high in the polls and talking about himself and talking act what he was doing well. but if that candidate is also just savaging you, low energy and sort of, you know, you've made the 47% mistake by jeb bush's comments about women's health, i don't think you can ignore that because politics would suggest that an attack that goes unanswered is believed. so i think it's sort of a no end
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situation for bush because, again, you start engaging with trump and you almost always lose because there is no rules that govern the engagement with him. you're operating by a set of rules, he's not. in any game in which you are playing by the rules and someone else isn't, you're not going to win. >> that's a very astute point, chris. he's a rogue nation who follows his own code, if you will, donald trump. susan page, to highlight what chris has been saying on our show this week, is that nobody commands the attention of donald trump and no one is as fearless as donald trump when it comes to criticizing people. even bringing in jeb bush's mom barbara in the conversation. i want to play this instagram donald trump had out there. >> would you like to see him run? >> no. i really don't. i think it's a great country. there are a lot of great families. they're just -- there are other people out there that are very qualified. we've had enough bushes.
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>> i would think that somewhere in miami there is a hole in a wall after that video because that's what i would do if someone did that to me. susan, just incredible stuff there. >> you know, that's got to be a strain on mother/son relations even though she later tried to take it back and said she had changed her mind. and the trouble is, this is not comfortable terrain for jeb bush. you saw when he first made the comment about anchor babies and then tried to walk it back by saying he was referring to asians. when we talk about anchor babies in this immigration debate, a phrase that is offensive, we're not talking at chinese tourists that come in to have babies here. we know that then the republican primary, in this republican contest, what republicans are thinking about when you say the phrase anchor babies are mexicans and others coming from south of the border into this country. so he seems -- it's not his natural terrain and maybe it's because he's been out of politics for more than a decade or maybe it was never kind of
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his thing. it is tough to be the foil for donald trump, no question about it. >> all right. let's talk a little bit about something happening on the democratic side. and that is the possible entry of joe biden into this race. and do we have on the show the resident bidenologist as you have been called by your colleague chris cillizza here on this show. paul cane, university of delaware graduate, covered joe biden in the senate for some time. you and chris had a great e-mail exchange about this that was published. i encourage everybody to go out there and read it. but chris said that it would be a triple bank shot for biden to get the nomination. he needed hillary to flounder, progressive voters and go all the way. you did bring up a great point which is the most dangerous guy in the room is someone who has nothing left to lose. does joe biden have nothing to lose if he gets in this race? >> there are people that believe that the only way for him to win this race is to get into the arena that's sort of waiting for clinton to sit back and flounder and have to have her to withdraw
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from the race and then go in. that's just -- that's just not going to happen. these are the clintons. they never give up. it's the most admirable thing about them and it's why they win more often than they lose. so there are those that are saying, hey, the only person who ever beat her was barack obama. he got into the ring. he fought. he is going through an emotional wringer that no one at this stage, this level, has ever gone through, having just lost his son. is it possible that going in and fighting the fight and losing, that it can't be any worse than what he's already gone through? that's what some people think. you know, and if he gets in, yeah, it's unpredictable. >> do you think he's willing to go neg nif enough though to beat them, what it would take? >> he certainly wasn't in 2008. throughout 2007-2008 the last time he ran a presidential campaign he was the i'm the statesman of this debate, i'm the chairman of the foreign
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relations committee, and it was impressive enough in the debates that obama really liked him, obama served on the foreign relations committee with biden and wanted an elder statesman to run with him. now, to actually go out and win, you've got to be willing to throw the punches. and joe biden hasn't had to do that in a political arena really since 1972. >> especially a machine like the clintons. chris cillizza, the poll numbers, while everyone is talking about joe biden they don't necessarily back him up too much. the latest poll we just got, suffolk, hillary clinton -- iowa. 54%. bernie sanders, 20%. joe biden, 11%. let's throw bernie's support by biden, say perhaps it goes there. at most, 31% at this point. iowa is all about organization and money. it's not exactly the easiest pathway because there is no part of the democratic base that would instantly go to biden whether it be progressive minorities right off the bat. >> that's the point that paul made in our back and forth that
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we published yesterday. there isn't -- it's impossible to say is he or is he not going to run because as paul pointed out this decision is frayed with his dying son's last wish that his dad run and joe biden -- what joe biden believes. but there is a tough place to argue that he -- there's a big opening. yes, she is weakened. there is no question about that. the e-mailer er ier i server h huge thing. she's weakened among general election voters. they are going to vote for somebody who is not hillary clinton democrat in the primary. you don't win with 30%. her numbers throughout all of this since march have largely stayed very favorable among democrats. yes, she is vulnerable in a general election. i'm still not convinced she's deeply vulnerable in a way that would suggest joe biden should get into the race because it's very winnable in a primary. >> yeah. and this is not the time is not on his side right now. this is not 1968 like bobby
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and it does monstrous things to girls. it sells them into sex slavery, child brides. but there is an equal, if you can compare horrible things, equally terrible campaign that isis is carrying out against boys. it is indoctrineating them, fighter os or suicide bomber '. those who show any sign of resistance are severely punished. we met one of those boys, one of the boys who didn't want to go along, refused to go to the indoctrination school, tried to escape. and what isis did, they captured him, they tortured him for two months, and then two weeks ago, just two weeks ago, he was sentenced to have his opposing limbs amputated, his right hand and his left foot, chopped off with a meat cleaver in a disgusting public ritual. we've actually have a photograph of the person who he says
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carried out the chopping part of the chopping committee which is within isis. he survived. they don't want you to die from this barbaric procedure. isis wants you to be maimed for life. this boy, 14 years old, told me that isis focuses particularly on children and systematically targeting them. >> i thought there would be some voice or translator in there. for those of you who don't understand arabic he was saying that isis manipulates children, gives them money, gives them a bicycle, gives them promises in order to convince them to become suicide bombers.
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he tells us in one of his friends also tells us that a 12-year-old was used as a suicide bomber in iraq recently, a 10-year-old boy also had his hand amputated. so it is a really very disturbing story that might not have gotten as much coverage as the coverage that has been given to the fate of girls under isis control. >> richard, what can be done to combat this aside from having some sort of ground troops there or something that provides an alternative to isis because it seems that wherever they are entrenched and in power it's their rules regardless of air strikes are hitting them? >> the air strikes are having an impact but not weakeni ining is. in fact, isis is growing in a very fast rate, particularly in areas outside of syria and iraq. the isis branches are growing rapidly. and there's an effort under way
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now to come up with a new strategy to deal with that. isis outside of the traditional area that it's been confined to. so air strikes don't seem to be working. i spoke with people, mohammed the boy in that interview, the boy we're going to focus on tonight in a story on "nightly news," he wants air strikes, ground troop, he wants this group to be wiped off the face of the planet with whatever force is necessary. other members of isis, people who have defected from the group that i've spoken to thinks a more effective solution would be to have the islamic world turn on the group, to name and shame them, to have the radicals sort of consumed like a virus by the host, by the body of the islamic world. that's what former members of isis think is the most effective solution to dealing with the problem. >> easier said than done.
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paul school known as the senior salute. he has pleaded not guilty and claims he never had sex with his accuser. on monday two of his former classmates told a different story in their testimony. >> what was the message he conveyed to you? certainly a smile but i had left under the impression that they did have sex. >> told me that in his words, that he had [ bleep ] her. >> what does that word mean to you? >> i assume it would mean that they had had sexual relations. >> nbc's gabe gutierrez has been inside the courtroom and join mess now from concorde, new hampshire. and, gabe, we have to ask, do you think labrie is going to take the stand? >> that's a big question at this point. it could happen as early as this afternoon. more than likely it will happen tomorrow. the prosecution still has
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several witnesses to call. right now the jury is -- the court broke for lunch. right before that a forensic expert had been testifying about dna evidence in this case. now, this follows some tense cross-examination this morning of a concord police debt tive, the defense trying to argue she went out of her way to interview the defendant, owen labrie without mother or attorney present. yesterday there was key testimony from several of labrie's several schoolmates that said that labrie either led them to believe or flat out told them he had sex with his accuser. this goes against what the defense has been saying and what labrie told police he had not had intercourse with this girl. now labrie has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and other charges. his attorney is saying these crude statements were typical statements that any teenagers might make and do not mean that his client is guilty.
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luke? >> gabe, let's talk a little bit about that testimony of mr. labrie's classmates because many say that it was very good news for the prosecution, as somebody that has followed this trial, been in the courtroom, how believable do you think the jury took those statements from his classmates? >> well, his classmates, some of them seem reluctant when they were talking on the stand, when they were present we'd some of these exchanges. i can tell you, luke, sitting in court, it was very uncomfortable. some of the testimony was very graphic. again, the defense is trying to argue that, look, just because these are teenagers making these crude statements among each other that this was sort of locker room talk or at least talk that would happen within young men inside a dorm. they argue that this does not mean that he did have intercourse with this young girl. it will be -- remains to be seen how the jury took some of this testimony. and whether the prosecution was successful in bringing up these inconsistencies, what they argue as inconsistencies between what
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labrie is saying now, what he told his friends right after the encounter, and what he told police, luke. >> nbc's gabe gutierrez, thank you for your report. sad news today from the racing world. 37-year-old indycar driver justin wilson has died following a severe head injury on sunday. wilson was struck on the helmet by a piece of flying debris following an accident at pocono raceway in pennsylvania. the 6'4" englishman was known by his peers as a gentle giant and one of the sport's most popular drivers. he is survived by his wife and two daughters. coming up, after the storm, ten years after katrina wiped out this high school in new orleans, the principal tells us how they not only rebuilt but also revitalized a community. this is "andrea mitchell reports" only on msnbc.e o oil s look the same. can you tell what makes them so different? did you hear that sound?
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senior high school is a new charter school. one year ago the classrooms and corridors were covered by ability ten fe about ten feet of water. like many other schools in new orleans, it is now reopened. the motto of the school is, we believe in success. a revitalized new orleans needs a reformed public school system where everybody can say, we not only believe in success, we see success for the good of a future of this state. >> that was president george w. bush speaking on the one-year anniversary of hurricane katrina at warren eastern charter high school in new orleans. the city's oldest public school. this week president bush will return to warren easton a decade after katrina ravaged the city forever changing the landscape and lives of everyone who calls it home. warren easton had extensive damage and almost shut down but the community rallied to rebuild
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it. as peter alexander of nbc reported in 2006. >> katrina caused $3 million in damage here. overwhelmed, the district considered shutting easton's doors for good until they heard from the class president of 1965. >> just too much heritage to let a little thing like a hurricane blow it away. it was b going to happen. it's not about politics, color, age, gender. it's about getting kids in this building, in these seats, and educating them. >> joining me now is medley, principal and ceo of warren easton charter high school. principal, thank you for being on this show. >> thank you for having me. >> so i got to ask you, how is the school doing ten years after katrina? you guys have 100% graduation rates. you must be doing some great educating there. how have you been after everything you've been through? >> we're fine. we're doing just great. in fact, we've had five years of 100% graduation of our 12th grade class.
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so as was said nine years ago on that first anniversary speech, we believe in success, and we hope to continue that for another 100 years. we've done a whole lot of stuff, a whole lot of things since president bush came the last time. and we're welcoming him again this friday at our school so he can see firsthand what we've done and what we are extremely proud of because we are extremely proud of our purple and old gold as we call ourselves because that's what you called us, we don't bleed red, we bleed purple and gold. >> i want to ask you about can students at your school a lot of them were quite young when katrina hit, some might have been very young, might not remember it. what is the sort of psychological impact of the storm on the students at that school and how much does the storm live through the kids on a daily basis?
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>> you can see it, especially during hurricane time, that we all, the children, even the adults, we get a little antsy, especially when a hurricane hits the gulf. we never know what's going to happen. but as we say, warren easton came back. our kids are very resilient. and they are up for the challenge. but more memories, especially now that it's ten years and it's heightened. our seniors would have been anywhere from 7 to 8 years old. our freshmen, our ninth grade class, would have been 4 or 5. as statistics say, you have a long-time memory at 5 years old. so they're at the point that they would remember more than anyone else, any other child around that time. so they have very vivid memories about what happened to them.
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sometimes we speak about it. our social worker says she's overworked, especially last year and into right now because the memories are alive. we have a lot of kids that come from the ninth ward which was devastated when the levees broke. so those are more vivid memories. and a lot of them have gone back home. like most of our teachers and myself, we have rebuilt our homes. in fact, my husband rebuilt my home while the rest of us rebuilt easton. so the memories are there, but we try to help each other because the w-e, although it's a pronoun, it also means warren easton. and we hold each other up. we are one family and we believe in each other. >> and your school is extraordinary. you have a full-time social worker as you mentioned. the odds that your kids have beat back. i was look at the stats. school reopened in 2006, 792
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students were classified as homeless. many of them sleeping in fema trailers or on couches. is it fair to say that while the school has physically recovered, from what you just spoke about, these psychological recovery is ongoing, not only in your school but in this city? >> yes. we're all, at this particular time of the year, we are all very heightened about what's going on. our community is very heightened. we have banded together within the community to make sure we rely on each other. we have to be resilient because the children are our future. >> principle alexina medley, thank you for joining us and congratulations on having president bush come back to visit the school this friday. that will be a wonderful moment for you guys. congratulations on everything you've done. thanks for reminding the rest of the country that katrina lives on in the memories of those children so young when it hit. we appreciate your time. >> yes, because those children are our future. thank you.
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>> they are indeed. take care. up next, like a boss. a pivotal moment in music history 40 years ago today.
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♪ we played it on air. i love it. which story will make headlines in the next 24 hours. chris cillizza is back with us. chris, obviously a lot going on in t world of politics, a lot going on in the world of the stock market. we have so many things to talk about. but, the most important thing today is the 40th anniversary of "born to run" hitting the streets. 1975, bruce springsteen reached an unprecedented level of success for a musician on the cover of "time" and ""newsweek"," the article written by a young female writer. one of her first recovers by
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name of maureen, my mother, congratulatio congratulations. incredible piece. kid leo, the deejay played this record at 5:55 every single afternoon to launch the weekend on fridays. it was a huge, huge success. but let's put this in the context of politics, chris. you have ronald reagan playing springsteen, chris christie playing bring seen, john kerry, barack obama. bruce springsteen, so many things to so many people, especially in the world of politics. >> well, look, luke, i don't want to get too serious about this. but i will tell you, bruce springsteen, the articulation of what the american dream is, how it is achievable, what it's like to grow up the small town america and to dream big, you know, music isn't just about the words, the lyrics that bruce springsteen wrote. i mean, so, so moving. i mean, i love the guy. i would encourage people, don't just go listen to "born to run," read david remnick's profile of bruce from a couple years ago in "in new yorker."
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it's really long, really well worth it. you know, the guy is a gigantic titan. this album is one of the best. >> he's the quintessential american musician. the is the embodiment of american music. if we had to sort of freeze one individual for 500, 1,000 years to come back to and say what represents the american music of the 20th century and 21st century, bruce springsteen. >> or weird al, but, yes. >> you have the weird al glasses. thank you, chris. that does it for this edition of "andrea mitchell reports." remember to follow the show online, on facebook, and on twitter at @mich mitchell mitchellreports. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare?
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