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Hurricane Katrina Topics

Democracy Now! stories, posts and pages that relate to Hurricane Katrina

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  • Hurricane Katrina forced a mass evacuation of New Orleans and may leave up to a million people homeless. As this unprecedented storm deluges the South, we look at new evidence that human-induced global warming is causing the increased strength of tropical storms. [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 29, 2005 | Story
  • Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast with devastating force Monday morning leaving at least 55 people dead and more than a million people in three states without power. We speak with David Helvarg of the Blue Frontier Campaign about extreme weather and Damu Smith about who gets hit the hardest. [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 30, 2005 | Story
  • We speak with Robert Shimek of the Indigenous Environmental Network about the toxic pollution of the Mississippi River with various industries using it as a "sewer dump" to get rise of dioxins, PCBs and various heavy metals. [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 30, 2005 | Story
  • With search and rescue operations underway in multiple states and many communities facing massive reconstruction efforts in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, state governments are relying significantly on aid from the National Guard. But with the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, the number of Guard members available at home has been slashed. [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 30, 2005 | Story
  • As the devastation left in the wake of hurricane Katrina continues to unfold, we go to New Orleans to speak with law professor Bill Quigley of Loyola University. Quigley, who is volunteering at Memorial Hospital, said, "The people who are in New Orleans are–in all honesty–dying and there could be a lot more casualties unless there’s a lot of help, real fast." [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 31, 2005 | Story
  • The New Orleans Times-Picayune wrote three years ago, "It’s only a matter of time before south Louisiana takes a direct hit from a major hurricane. Billions have been spent to protect us, but we grow more vulnerable every day." We look at the lack of infrastructure preparedness in the Big Easy. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 01, 2005 | Story
  • The Department of Homeland Security is spending billions on domestic spying and counter terrorism — is disaster relief getting sidelined? We look at the first major test of the massive homeland security bureaucracy with Matthew Brzezinski, author of "Fortress America." [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 01, 2005 | Story
  • As the Bush administration promotes regulations that allow more pollution from power plants, we look at the increased impact of human-induced global warming in the form of extreme weather events such as Hurricane Katrina. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 01, 2005 | Story
  • We begin our special coverage of Hurricane Katrina by going to New Orleans to hear the voices of refugees stranded outside the city’s Convention Center. As camera crews passed by on Thursday hundreds of stranded people started chanting for help. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 02, 2005 | Story
  • President Bush is coming under increasing criticism for his slow response to what is now being described as one of the worst natural disasters in the country’s history. We play some of the president’s remarks as well as excerpts from a White House news conference. [Includes rush transcript]
    Sep 02, 2005 | Story