Katrina & Beyond
August 30, 2010 In the city's public schools, test scores are climbing, charter schools are opening all the time, and facilities are being upgraded. But the population of the schools is overwhelmingly African-American. The head of one charter school network says it takes a long time to break old patterns.
August 30, 2010 Five years after Hurricane Katrina, trauma and stress still play a part in the emotional lives of New Orleans residents. The evidence: In 2008 and 2009, the suicide rate in Orleans Parish was twice as high as it was the two years before the levees broke.
August 29, 2010 When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans five years ago, more than 5,000 families lived in the city's public housing developments. Now, only a third of them are back in public housing. While some who are in the new developments are struggling with the different community, others are over the moon with the shiny new units.
August 28, 2010 Five years ago, just after Hurricane Katrina hit, Scott Simon traveled to Bay St. Louis, Miss., where the eye of the storm came ashore. The town was devastated. He now returns to find out what's happened to the people and the place he profiled at the time.
August 27, 2010 When the thousands of people fled New Orleans after the storm, they scattered all over the country, with Houston receiving the biggest influx of evacuees. For some families the transition to a new city was easy though bittersweet. Still, others struggled to plant roots.
August 26, 2010 Five years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans isn't the city it used to be. The Census Bureau estimates there are 100,000 fewer people living there than before the storm. But many in New Orleans say things may actually be better — from its sense of community to a greater appreciation of the city's food and music.