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
It’s very hard for me to separate my own experiences in the aftermath of Katrina from the flood of other impressions I’ve wallowed in since 2005. I’ve watched HBO’s “Treme” and Spike Lee’s “If God is Willing and Da Creek … Continue reading
Betty Ann Bowser returns to New Orleans to see how three families are coping five years after Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading
Physical damage from Hurricane Katrina is still evident in New Orleans while the psychological devastation is sometimes harder to detect. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser examines the mental impact of two disasters, Katrina and then the Gulf oil disaster, in the Greater New Orleans area. Continue reading
New floodgates at the 17th Street Canal (Photo by Betty Ann Bowser) On a steamy morning June 2006, less than a year after Hurricane Katrina, I sat in a packed ballroom at a hotel in downtown New Orleans to hear … Continue reading
The state of the levee system in New Orleans continues to be a major concern, especially during hurricane season. Jeffrey Brown gets two views on the city’s revamped coastal protection system. Continue reading
Correspondent Betty Ann Bowser returned to New Orleans on the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Her reports will appear on air and online in the coming week. In this first dispatch, an audio slide show from the city’s Ninth Ward, … Continue reading
“Destroy This Memory” is a narrative photo series by Richard Misrach comprised of 69 color prints that showcases the graffiti messages scrawled by Katrina victims and rescue workers.