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Years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, a debate now rages in the city; with so few residents returning to the Lower Ninth, does it even make sense to redevelop the community at all? Continue reading
A federal judge in New Orleans Wednesday sentenced five former police officers for killing and covering up the deaths of two unarmed people on the Danziger Bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Jeffrey Brown and Gordon Russell of The Times-Picayune discuss the legal proceedings and Justice Department aims to reform the city’s police. Continue reading
In his new memoir “Decision Points,” former President George W. Bush explains some of the tough decisions he made while in office, including how he dealt with 9/11, the lack of weapons of mass destruction and Hurricane Katrina. Historians Michael Beschloss and Julian Zelizer give perspective on presidential memoirs. 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
In September 2005, News Orleans’ Charity Hospital was evacuated due to flooding from Hurricane Katrina. Patients were moved out of the hospital by military truck, airboat, and any other means possible. Mooney Bryant-Penland, a nurse at the hospital, took these photographs as the evacuation unfolded. 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.
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.