— Katrina & Recovery

Finding Solid Ground

While I was in Louisiana, this is how I spent a chunk of time. It aired nationally: in New Orleans, and in New York, Austin, the Pacific northwest, Vermont, and in the Gulf Coast.

Katrinaversary ’07

K-Ville Stirs Emotions in New Orleans
Day to Day, September 17, 2007

Revisiting New Orleans: Katrina’s Effect on the Legal System
Justice Talking, September 2007

Carnaval Latino
Tell Me More, August 29, 2007

New Orleans Activists Seek Educational Growth
Day to Day, August 29, 2007 · NPR’s Larry Abramson profiled the RSD superintendent two days after I did this story, which was meant to focus on the local angle: how students and activists are trying to reflect local values in schools, and how parents may or may not be in the loop about what’s going on.

Environmental Reporting in the Gulf

U.S. Ocean Policy
Justice Talking, January 29, 2007

Emission Proposals May Affect Louisiana Refineries
Day to Day, October 25, 2006

Louisiana Storm Protection: Past, Present Future [Part 1]
Living On Earth, June 2, 2006

High Utility Bills Hit New Orleans Residents
Day to Day, September 27, 2006

Oil Spill Troubles Chalmette Residents
Day to Day, August 18, 2006

Reporting About Louisiana

Low and Behold: Louisiana filmmakers Find Inspiration After the Storm
Day to Day, February 28, 2007

Torch-Bearing Tradition Changes in New Orleans
Day to Day, February 20, 2007

As Saints Near the Super Bowl, New Orleans Is Abuzz
All Things Considered, January 19, 2007 · McHardy’s and Parkway Tavern Saints fans were plenty hopeful…before the Bears game.

Fixing a Flat is Big Business in New Orleans
Day to Day, October 5, 2006

Superdome Reopens for Monday Night Football
Day to Day, September 25, 2006

Fixes Elude New Orleans’ Juvenile Justice System
Day to Day, September 19, 2006

Skipping the Katrina Rhetoric for Block Party
Day to Day, August 30, 2006

Headaches of Running a Nightclub in New Orleans
Day to Day, August 29, 2006 · A profile of the owner of Chickie Wah Wah, who talks about the expected and unexpected challenges of getting a venue going on Canal Street.

Homeowners Bet on Rebuilding in New Orleans
Day to Day, August 28, 2006

Trailer a Tight Squeeze for Couple
Day to Day, August 25, 2006

New Orleans Ready for Somber Anniversary
Day to Day, August 24, 2006

A New School Year Begins in New Orleans
Day to Day, August 16, 2006

New Orleans Stands to Lose Trees
Day to Day, August 14, 2006

No More Free Rides For Residents
Day to Day, August 4, 2006

An Anti-Crime Night Out
Day to Day, August 2, 2006

Black Catholics in Standoff with Catholic Church
Day to Day, March 23, 2006

DJ Spooky’s Sounds of Katrina
Weekend America, February 25, 2006

Robert Walter Holding Fast to the Sound of New Orleans
Day to Day, November 28, 2005

Restaurants Sign of New Orleans Recovery
Day to Day, November 15, 2005

Producing for American Routes

Pine Leaf Boys
American Routes, originally aired February 28, 2007

Rod Bernard
American Routes, originally aired January 31, 2007

Sam Cooke segment excerpted here
American Routes, originally aired December 13, 2006

Marcus Roberts
American Routes, originally aired November 29, 2006

Hugh Masekela Segment Part I here and Segment Part II here
American Routes, originally aired October 18, 2006

k.d. lang
American Routes, originally aired September 13, 2006

Congo Square
from the show After the Storm VIII: A Year in the Storm’s Wake
American Routes, originally aired August 23, 2006

Andrews Brothers
American Routes, originally aired May 23, 2006

Robbie Fulks
American Routes, originally aired June 21, 2006

Rosanne Cash
American Routes, originally aired April 4, 2006

Flambeaux and If Ever I Cease to Love
American Routes, originally aired February 22, 2006