Hurricane Katrina Topics

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

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  • Historic St. Augustine Parish in New Orleans was reopened and its church re-consecrated Saturday after weeks of protests and a rectory sit -in that lasted 19 days. St. Augustine, founded in 1841 by slaves and free people of color, is one of the nation’s oldest black parishes. [includes rush transcript]
    April 10, 2006 | Story
  • The religious organization Jeremiah Group hosted a mayoral forum at the Trinity Episcopal Church in New Orleans on Saturday. At the event, a number of the city’s residents and evacuees posed questions and expressed concerns about the direction of the city on issues ranging from schools to housing to jobs. [includes rush transcript]
    April 10, 2006 | Story
  • We speak with two activists about the current state of New Orleans: Bill Quigley is a law professor at Loyola University and Director of the Law Clinic and the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center at Loyola and Tracie Washington, the director of the NAACP Gulf Coast Advocacy Center. [includes rush transcript]
    April 10, 2006 | Story
  • As President Bush prepares to pay a visit to the Gulf Coast six months after Hurricane Katrina hit, we speak with University of Pennsylvania professor and preacher Michael Eric Dyson about his new book "Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster." [includes rush transcript]
    March 06, 2006 | Story
  • Six months after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, we speak with two activists about what many call the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. Jordan Flaherty is an organizer with the New Orleans Network and an editor of Left Turn magazine; Kevin Powell is a journalist and author who is helping to launch Katrina On the Ground, an initiative which will bring student delegations from around the country to the Gulf Coast to work with...
    March 03, 2006 | Story
  • A Veterans Affairs nurse in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was investigated for sedition after she wrote a letter to a local newspaper criticizing the Bush administration’s handling of Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq war. In her first broadcast interview, we speak with Laura Berg, as well as an attorney with the New Mexico chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. [includes rush transcript]
    March 02, 2006 | Story
  • On the six month anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we get a report from Oxfam America on the recovery of the Gulf States. Oxfam director says, "Despite critical reports and investigative hearings of government failures, despite the flurry of commitments to confront poverty in the U.S.–six months after Katrina, little has changed." [includes rush transcript]
    February 28, 2006 | Story
  • The House select committee examining the federal response to Hurricane Katrina recently released a 600-page report criticizing all levels of government for the disaster. Democrats had refused to be involved in the committee officially, but a few participated informally and released their own supplementary reports. We speak with Georgia Congressmember Cynthia McKinney, one of the participating Democrats. [includes rush transcript]
    February 16, 2006 | Story
  • Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff spoke about the ongoing hotel evictions of Hurricane Katrina evacuees during his testimony before the bi-partisan Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. We speak with attorneys Bill Quigley and Tracie Washington, who represent a number of evacuees staying in hotels and facing eviction, and also an evacuee, about the ongoing housing crisis. [includes rush transcript]
    February 16, 2006 | Story
  • We look at how Hurricane Katrina is affecting the political power of New Orleans residents. Upcoming local elections will include a race for mayor with only one black candidate — incumbent Ray Nagin. Lawyers have filed a lawsuit alleging Louisiana’s emergency election plan will disenfranchise thousands of displaced voters, the majority of whom are African-American. [includes rush transcript]
    February 16, 2006 | Story