Terrance Hayes, a poet and professor at Carnegie Mellon University, won the National Book Award earlier this week. Here, he reads a poem from his award-winning volume called “Lighthead.” Continue reading
Betty Ann Bowser reports from the Crescent City on one doctor’s success in establishing clinics for the underinsured after Hurricane Katrina wiped out the city’s main charity hospital. Continue reading
Updated Sept. 17, 5:22 p.m. ET When Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans five years ago, the city’s big public hospital, Charity Hospital, was destroyed. Charity Hospital had long served New Orleans’ poor and uninsured residents. On Thursday’s NewsHour, Betty Ann … Continue reading
In the days following the flooding after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, approximately 1.5 million people throughout the Gulf Coast were displaced from their homes, including 163,000 children. Some of those were young people who became separated from their siblings and … Continue reading
Poet Natasha Trethewey’s latest book, “Beyond Katrina,” is a personal account of how the people of the Gulf Coast region, including her family, have lived with the threat and consequences of natural disasters for generations.
As government officials prepare for the possible landfall of Hurricane Earl along the East Coast, Jim Lehrer speaks with Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate about the storm. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown has an update on musician Michael White who continues his efforts to keep New Orleans’ musical tradition strong, five years after Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading
Five years after Hurricane Katrina, jazz musician Michael White is back in New Orleans, but his old neighborhood is still mostly empty. In the years since Katrina he’s experienced a personal and musical “rebirth” — another New Orleans tradition.
A worker lays boom beside a fragile Louisiana wetland area early in the Gulf oil disaster on April 29. Photo by Erica Berenstein/AFP/Getty Images City fathers love to talk about the numbers: 78 percent of the population of New Orleans … Continue reading