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.
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…
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…
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