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.
Betty Ann Bowser returns to New Orleans to see how three families are coping five years after Hurricane Katrina. 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.
Photographer Richard Misrach went to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina to capture images of the messages people had left on buildings and cars in graffiti when they didn’t have any other way to express themselves. His work is now on display in Houston and New Orleans. Continue reading
Photographer Mario Tama of Getty Images shares some images he has captured of New Orleans and its residents in the five years since he first documented Hurricane Katrina’s profound effects on the city. Continue reading
As the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, the superintendent brought in to revive New Orleans’ troubled public schools is bidding farewell after turning many of the schools into charters. Before his departure, Paul Vallas speaks with John Merrow about where things stand with the city’s school reform efforts. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown speaks with best-selling author Isabelle Allende about colonialism and slavery in the 19th century Caribbean, and the links between New Orleans and Haiti. Continue reading
In his ongoing look at efforts to turn around ailing schools in New Orleans and Washington, D.C. John Merrow reports on the use of alternative school programs in Louisiana and progress on negotiations between a teachers union and public schools in the nation’s capital. Continue reading