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Is a change in management enough to transform some of the worst schools in the country? New Orleans superintendent Paul Vallas seems to think so. But while charters are outperforming other schools in New Orleans, there's evidence they may be…
By Arts Desk
Fans of the groundbreaking TV drama "The Wire" can expect a new David Simon series about life in urban America next year. HBO has reportedly picked up "Treme," a new series about musicians in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.
Herbert Gettridge struggled for years to rebuild his New Orleans home in the lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina. In an interview, producer June Cross describes how she documented Gettridge's story in "The Old Man and the Storm" which airs…
Architect Bryan Bell likes to quote a certain statistic: Only 2 percent of homebuyers work with an architect to design a home that fits their needs. In other words, shelter is a necessity, architecture is a luxury.
Tonight on the NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown reports on the New Orleans' efforts to rebuild its art scene and its tourist industry through Prospect.1, an exhibition of contemporary art billed as the largest of its kind ever held in the United…
A new contemporary art exhibit in New Orleans that's billed as the largest of its kind to ever be held in the U.S. seeks to help bring about the healing and rebirth of the vibrant city that was devastated by…
By Steve Goldbloom
As the NewsHour airs a series of reports on the country's ailing infrastructure, produced in collaboration with WNET New York, senior NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez spoke with Steve Goldbloom about his experiences examining the issue. "We're getting wakeup calls from…
Even before Hurricane Katrina, the structural flaws of the port of New Orleans, combined with increased shipping volume, strained the infrastructure resource. Ray Suarez examines the port's struggle to fund improvements and keep up with its competition.
At the start of a new school year in New Orleans, first-time educators are leaning the ropes and working to gain respect from students and fellow teachers. In the latest installment of his reports on school reform in the city,…
By PBS NewsHour
The 2 million evacuees who fled the threat of Hurricane Gustav jammed roads Wednesday as many tried to return home to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. President Bush also headed to the city to survey the damage.
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