Shows featuring Tracie Washington

  • New Orleans After Katrina: Inequality Soars as Poor Continue to Be Left Behind in City’s "Recovery" Buttons_floodkatrina-3
    Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has become a different city. The population of New Orleans is now approximately 385,000—about 80 percent of its pre-Katrina population. The number of African Americans has plunged by nearly 100,000 since the storm. According to the Urban League, the income gap between black and...
    August 27, 2015 | Story
  • How Should Universities Respond to Racist Incidents on Campus?

    In the wake of the University of Oklahoma expelling two student fraternity members for leading a hateful song, we host a discussion on how academic institutions should address racism on campus.
    March 13, 2015 | Blog Post
  • Univ. of Oklahoma Students Mobilize Against Racism as 2 Fraternity Members Expelled for Hate Video Oklahoma-university-sae-fraternity-protest
    The University of Oklahoma has expelled two student fraternity members it says led a racist song caught on video. Members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon are seen on a bus singing a song that includes a racial slur and a vow that no black people will ever join their group. The school says the two students who allegedly led the song...
    March 12, 2015 | Story
  • Deepwater Drilling Resumes Despite Unclear Impact of BP Spill: "It is All about Hiding the Oil, Not Cleaning It Up" Suckling
    Many scientists remain concerned that chemical dispersants used during the BP oil spill recovery effort may have damaged marine habitats, affecting many endangered species. "You’ve got this unbelievable chemical soup out there on the order that’s never been seen before,” says our guest, Kieran Suckling,...
    April 20, 2011 | Story
  • Voices from the Gulf: "One Year Later, We’re in the Same Situation as Last Year" Tracie_david
    One year after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, residents of affected coastal communities have reported health ailments such as severe coughing, migraines and irritations that are consistent with common symptoms of chemical exposure. Fishermen and shrimpers have reported record losses in sales...
    April 20, 2011 | Story
  • Community & Resistance After Katrina: Jordan Flaherty and Tracie Washington on the Fight to Save New Orleans Play-t-washington-floodlines
    President Obama visited New Orleans on Sunday and praised the recovery of the city and the resilience of its people five years after Hurricane Katrina. We talk to lifelong New Orleans resident and civil rights attorney, Tracie Washington, and Jordan Flaherty, a community organizer and author of Floodlines: Community and...
    August 30, 2010 | Story
  • Four Years After Katrina, New Orleans Still Struggling to Recover from the Storm Katrina-standing-web
    President Obama promised Saturday that his administration would not forget the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. He vowed to help people finish the task of rebuilding and recovery while working to prevent similar catastrophes in the future. For an assessment of the pace of recovery four years after Hurricane Katrina, we speak to lifelong New Orleans resident and civil...
    August 31, 2009 | Story
  • Fight to Reopen New Orleans Public Housing "Horrible Slow and Tragic" Washington20070904
    We speak with Tracie Washington, a lifelong New Orleans resident and civil rights attorney who has sued the city over its housing policies. "Somehow we’ve got to get to a critical mass of people where they are all telling the government that it’s wrong, so that the government will stop on its own," Washington said. "We just can’t keep suing every single day....
    September 04, 2007 | Story
  • Democracy Now! in Doha... How Arab TV Challenged the World: A Look at Al Jazeera’s Origins Doha
    Over the years, the Arabic satellite television network Al Jazeera has come under intense criticism from governments around the Arab and Western world. Some leaders in the Gulf have objected to Al Jazeera’s presentation of views critical of governments in the region, and members of the Bush administration have claimed that the network is biased against the U.S and its policies. We talk...
    February 02, 2006 | Story
    Last week in Oklahoma City, a grand jury was convened to investigate allegations that more people were involved in the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building than just convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh and his alleged co-conspirator Terry Nichols.
    July 07, 1997 | Story