New Orleans

Science, Tech & Environment

New Orleans is still vulnerable to another big storm

Even though Hurricane Katrina was weaker than previous hurricanes that had hit New Orleans, the storm inundated parts of the city and displaced thousands of people, many of them permanently. And according to at least one prominent scientist, the disaster was almost entirely preventable. Not only that, the city is still vulnerable to another big storm.

Conflict & Justice

One family, 2 nations: How to stay together while US keeps them apart

Here in the US, we have our own immigration issues with waves of migrants seeking a better life here. Ilda Sarmiento is one of them. She has three young kids but they don't all live in the same country. Her youngest two live with her in New Orleans. They've never met their big brother, Johan, who was born in Honduras and still lives there with his grandmother. This is the kind of divided family that President Obama's executive order on immigration might have helped. He signed it last year, but it's in legal limbo.