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."…
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.
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…
By Betty Ann Bowser
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…
By Molly Finnegan
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.
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.
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.
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