Hurricane Katrina http://wrkf.org en Ruling May Mean Bankruptcy For New Orleans School System http://wrkf.org/post/ruling-may-mean-bankruptcy-new-orleans-school-system-0 <p>An appeals court ruled against the New Orleans public school system this week — a decision that could bankrupt the Orleans Parish public schools. The five-judge panel ruled that the school board wrongly terminated some 7,000 teachers and other school employees after Hurricane Katrina. For more information, Melissa Block speaks with education reporter Sarah Carr, who has written a book on the changes to the New Orleans school system after Katrina.</p><p></p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 16:48:10 +0000 Melissa Block & Sarah Carr 21441 at http://wrkf.org Clinic-based Network Could Be New Healthcare Model for NOLA's Uninsured http://wrkf.org/post/clinic-based-network-could-be-new-healthcare-model-nolas-uninsured <p>After Charity Hospital in New Orleans closed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, community clinics filled the gap in care for the poor and uninsured.</p><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 19031 at http://wrkf.org Clinic-based Network Could Be New Healthcare Model for NOLA's Uninsured During Katrina, 'Memorial' Doctors Chose Who Lived, Who Died http://wrkf.org/post/during-katrina-memorial-doctors-chose-who-lived-who-died On Aug. 30, 2005, a doctor climbed the stairs through a New Orleans hospital to the helipad, which was rarely used, and so old and rusted it wasn't even painted with the hospital's current name.<p>From that helipad over Memorial Medical Center, the doctor looked out over New Orleans, now flooding after Hurricane Katrina. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 07:05:00 +0000 editor 15909 at http://wrkf.org During Katrina, 'Memorial' Doctors Chose Who Lived, Who Died 'Five Days' Of Ambiguous Morality At Katrina-Hit Hospital http://wrkf.org/post/five-days-ambiguous-morality-katrina-hit-hospital If we didn't experience Hurricane Katrina ourselves, we saw it: the ominous red pinwheel on the radar, the wrecked Superdome, the corpses. And certainly we saw our shame — America's inequality, negligence and violence were all laid bare by the storm.<p>But one tragedy went largely unwitnessed. And this is the subject of Sheri Fink's provocative new book, <em>Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital.</em> The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer examines what happens when people make life-and-death decisions in a state of anarchy.<p>On Aug. Sun, 08 Sep 2013 19:38:00 +0000 Susan Jane Gilman 15849 at http://wrkf.org 'Five Days' Of Ambiguous Morality At Katrina-Hit Hospital Post-Katrina New Orleans A Story Of Modern Pioneering http://wrkf.org/post/post-katrina-new-orleans-story-modern-pioneering <em>It's been eight years to the day since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. To mark the anniversary, NPR revisits neighborhood activist and curator Ronald Lewis, a New Orleans resident whom</em><em> </em>Morning Edition<em> </em><em>host Steve Inskeep regularly checked in with in the months after the storm.</em><p>"Unbelievable." That's how then-displaced Lower 9th Ward resident Ronald Lewis described his neighborhood in the days after Hurricane Katrina. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 07:34:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 15395 at http://wrkf.org Post-Katrina New Orleans A Story Of Modern Pioneering WEDNESDAY: Lt. General Russel Honore http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-lt-general-russel-honore <p></p><p></p><p>Jim chats with Lt. General Russel Honore (U.S. Army ret.), about the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina later this week. The General was placed in charge of the response to the storm and the flood disaster in New Orleans that followed. He also talks&nbsp;about the 50th anniversary of the civil rights March on Washington.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:46:00 +0000 Jim Engster 15308 at http://wrkf.org WEDNESDAY: Lt. General Russel Honore Hurricane Katrina Report: Economic Ups And Downs 8 Years Later http://wrkf.org/post/hurricane-katrina-report-economic-ups-and-downs-8-years-later <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2013/08/FlemingK8IndexWEB.mp3" class="asset-audio">Community Data Center Chief Demographer Allison Plyer reviews the latest report.</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been eight years this month since Hurricane Katrina. The <a href="http://www.gnocdc.org/" target="_blank">Greater New Orleans Community Data Center</a> has been measuring data to see how far the recovery has come, and where the city is heading.</span><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:59:23 +0000 Eileen Fleming 14748 at http://wrkf.org Hurricane Katrina Report: Economic Ups And Downs 8 Years Later FRIDAY: "Second Line Rescue" Authors Marcia Gaudet & Barry Ancelet, Rep. John Bel Edwards http://wrkf.org/post/friday-second-line-rescue-authors-marcia-gaudet-barry-ancelet-rep-john-bel-edwards <p>Marcia Gaudet and Barry Ancelet discuss their book, "Second Line Rescue", about improvised citizen rescues that took place after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.</p><p>Amite state Representative and House Democratic Caucus leader John Bel Edwards talks about his call for a Veto Session, to override some of Governor Jindal's budget vetoes, and other issues.</p><p><em>&nbsp;</em></p><p><em> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 14:17:20 +0000 Jim Engster 12908 at http://wrkf.org Survey Says LA Swift Shut Down Could Hurt Jobs http://wrkf.org/post/survey-says-la-swift-shut-down-could-hurt-jobs <p>State plans to shut down the low-cost bus from Baton Rouge to New Orleans may harm economic ties between the cities.</p><p>According to <a href="http://connect.cpex.org/files/2013/06/Ridership_Trends_Characteristics.pdf">a survey </a>released Wednesday by The Center for Planning Excellence, more than half of LA Swift riders use the service to get to and from work.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:52:31 +0000 Kelly Connelly 11876 at http://wrkf.org TUESDAY: Former LSU Coastal Scientist Ivor Van Heerden, Novelist Ruta Sepetys http://wrkf.org/post/tuesday-former-lsu-coastal-scientist-ivor-van-heerden-novelist-ruta-sepetys <p>Jim talks with former LSU Coastal Research scientist Ivor Van Heerden, who has settled a suit against the university for his firing - allegedly for speaking the truth about the Army Corps of Engineers and levee protection in and around New Orleans.</p><p>Author Ruta Sepetys discusses her latest book, "Out Of The Easy", which takes place in New Orleans in the 1950's.</p><p><em> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:36:11 +0000 Jim Engster 6025 at http://wrkf.org