New Orleans New Orleans
Stories About

New Orleans

Jeff Hebert, who is leading New Orleans' efforts to adapt to rising sea levels, stands at the site of the future Mirabeau Water Garden, a federally funded project designed to absorb water in residential Gentilly. Tegan Wendland/WWNO hide caption

toggle caption
Tegan Wendland/WWNO

Adapting To A More Extreme Climate, Coastal Cities Get Creative

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/473995512/474411604" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Sybil Morial has written a memoir about growing up in segregated New Orleans. /Courtesy John F. Blair hide caption

toggle caption
/Courtesy John F. Blair

'Witness To Change' Recounts Civil Rights Struggles Of New Orleans

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/469411655/470314421" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Mardi Gras Spectators in Mobile, Ala., in 2010. Buyenlarge/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Buyenlarge/Getty Images

For Mardi Gras, Les Bon Temps Rouler In Mobile, Ala., Too

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/465758335/465974321" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Delvin Breaux, during a game against the New York Giants in November 2015. Sean Gardner/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Even A Broken Neck Couldn't Bury His Dream

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/465752021/465857495" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Morgan McCloy/NPR

'A Confederacy Of Dunces Cookbook': A Classic Revisited In Recipes

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/458427033/458427034" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Wendell Pierce is known for his roles on HBO's The Wire and Treme. Sean Hagwell/Courtesy of Riverhead Books hide caption

toggle caption
Sean Hagwell/Courtesy of Riverhead Books

From 'Godot' To HBO, Wendell Pierce Says, Art Aided Post-Katrina Healing

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/436303439/438114422" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Palm trees bend and banners rip on Canal Street as Hurricane Katrina blows through New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005 — 10 years ago Saturday. Ted Jackson/The Times-Picayune/Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Ted Jackson/The Times-Picayune/Landov

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

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/435623921/435853690" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Paul and Lakeya Mazant met in 2007, during Mardi Gras, as New Orleans was reeling from the flooding after Hurricane Katrina. The couple — pictured with their son Paul, 1, and daughter Logan, 5 — say they couldn't imagine falling in love with someone who hadn't experienced the storm. Walter Ray Watson/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Walter Ray Watson/NPR

A Decade After Flood's Devastation, Love Keeps New Orleans Afloat

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/435524646/435741143" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Water spills into New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward through a failed floodwall along the Industrial Canal on Aug. 30, 2005, a day after Hurricane Katrina tore through the city Pool/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Pool/AFP/Getty Images

Billions Spent On Flood Barriers, But New Orleans Still A 'Fishbowl'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/432059261/435577997" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript