Words Whispered in Water
Sep 21, 2022 12:15 PM
Sandy Rosenthal
Words Whispered in Water

After Hurricane Katrina and the federal levee failures in New Orleans, Sandy Rosenthal founded the nonprofit Levees.org with 25,000 supporters nationwide. Her book––Words Whispered in Water––is about how she led an investigative team to expose the culprit in the levee breach disaster––the Army Corps of Engineers––and how the agency spent millions covering up its mistakes. Rosenthal is an advocate for the 62% of the American population living by levees. Sandy hosts a weekly podcast called Beat the Big Guys where she coaches her national audience on how to take on the big guys in their own communities. Rosenthal plays tennis five days a week, practices yoga, teaches her dogs silly tricks and spends time every month with her two grandchildren in San Francisco.