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Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Of Recovery And Reflection

3 Views On A Tragedy: Reporters Recall First Days After Katrina

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, devastating regions of Louisiana and Mississippi, three of NPR's correspondents saw the storm firsthand. These are their stories.


For Carl Phillips, Poetry Is Experience Transformed — Not Transcribed

Phillips' new collection is both raw and refined, drawing on intimate experience while shunning autobiography. "I become uncomfortable when people make an equation between author and poem," he says.

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Music Interviews

Nathaniel Rateliff, Honky-Tonk Soul Man, Stumbles Into A Hit

Along with his band The Night Sweats, Rateliff is the voice behind "S.O.B." — a new song with an old sound that's catching a lot of people off guard.