September 3, 2009 In a new long-form graphic novel, the seven main characters might not be super heroes, but they are heroes in their own right. "A.D. New Orleans After the Deluge," tells the true stories of seven New Orleans residents who survived Hurricane Katrina and how they recovered in the aftermath. Writer and illustrator Josh Neufeld discusses his latest work. Neufeld is joined by Leo McGovern, whose story is among those featured in the novel.
August 28, 2009 Four years after Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana residents Donald and Colleen Bordelon say things are looking better. The construction on their house is finally complete. But their struggles aren't over — and there are some things they'll never get back.
August 27, 2009 This week marks four years since Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans and parts of Mississippi, displacing hundreds of thousands. Tell Me More has followed the recovery of one New Orleans resident Gralen Banks in his quest for normalcy as he attempts to reclaim the life he once knew.
August 27, 2009 Four years after Hurricane Katrina, housing is still elusive for some storm victims. In the small fishing villages along the Alabama Gulf Coast, the storm made a hardscrabble life even harder. One town is using federal money to move residents to higher ground, but not everyone wants to go.
May 16, 2009 The Federal Emergency Management Agency has unveiled new models of temporary housing designed to provide shelter for people displaced by natural disasters. One key change: They have been built with as little formaldehyde as possible, following complaints about the trailers that FEMA provided to Hurricane Katrina victims.
May 15, 2009 Testimony wrapped up Thursday in a New Orleans civil lawsuit concerning the extensive flooding that took place after Hurricane Katrina. At question is whether the U.S. government can be held accountable for it. The trial has drawn attention because the government is usually immune from such lawsuits.
May 11, 2009 Conisha Holloman was beginning a new chapter in life as a college freshman in New Orleans when the most destructive storm in U.S. history swept through the Big Easy. The devastation and its toll would inevitably shape her college experience at Xavier University. Four years later, Holloman, a newly-minted college graduate reflects on the powerful storm as she moves on with hopes of starting yet a new chapter in life.
April 30, 2009 Hundreds of thousands of people lost their homes to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and thousands have lived in temporary trailers ever since. Now FEMA says its program will end on May 1, and it's time for residents to find other places to live. But some have nowhere to go.
March 24, 2009 Mayor Ray Nagin tells NPR that levees are "still not where they need to be," which has hurt the city's recovery. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently started work on a canal sometimes called the "hurricane highway" to protect the city from floods, and Nagin says that once it's blocked, New Orleans East will see "an explosion of investors."
March 4, 2009 Rep. Anh Cao, a Louisiana Republican who represents New Orleans, recently became the first Vietnamese-American elected to Congress after defeating Democratic Congressman William Jefferson. But after only six weeks in office, some constituents complain Cao's focus is more on serving his political party than his heavily Democratic district.