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Fat Tuesday in a Fat Recession

We check in for some eye-witness accounts of Mardi Gras 2009 in New Orleans. Have this year's celebrations toned down with the economy? We also get the latest on the reported shootings along the parade route.


* Commander Bob Young, Office of Public Affairs, New Orleans Police Department

* Eileen Fleming, reporter with NPR affiliate WWNO in New Orleans