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.
By Betty Ann Bowser
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…
By Tom LeGro
Natasha Trethewey has written three collections of poetry: "Domestic Work," "Bellocq's Ophelia" and "Native Guard," which won the "2007 Pulitzer Prize. Her latest book, "Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast," is a mix of prose and poetry.
By Spencer Michels
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…
Betty Ann Bowser returns to New Orleans to see how three families are coping five years after Hurricane Katrina.
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…
By Chris Amico
This widget is the latest version of what has long been the PBS NewsHour's SpillCam. For much of the time the Macando well was gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, we streamed live video to millions of viewers…
So many questions, so few definitive answers. Last Saturday, I participated in the taping of a television program called "Louisiana Public Square." It's part of a monthly public affairs series that airs on the six non-commercial television stations that…
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.
By Betty Ann Bowser, Lea Winerman
Betty Ann Bowser looks at what has changed in the Ninth Ward in New Orleans -- and what hasn't -- since Hurricane Katrina devastated the area five years ago.
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