Katrina took their homes. BP's oil took their jobs. Coastal erosion could take their very land. The people of Grand Bayou Village in Louisiana's Plaquemines live in a microcosm of the major challenges facing the region.
The road to recovery for the Gulf of Mexico starts with the wetlands. Conservationists and state officials say a long-term, large-scale plan to restore Louisiana's marshes is the way to heal the damage.
According to a new report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT, child poverty is on the rise in America. We talk with two single mothers -- in New Jersey and Arkansas -- about the report.
We speak with Captain Danny Wray, owner and operator of Calmwater Charters in Grand Isle, Louisiana, to hear his take on the good news. Wray tells us that he is not sure that he can ever get his life back to normal.
Columnist for The New York Times, Dan Barry says the oil leak will impact everyone from the fishermen who mine the oyster beds in Louisiana to the Minnesota businessmen who rely on crushed oyster shells to be used as poultry feed.
Just when it seemed like the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico couldn't get any worse, hurricane season has officially begun. The tropical storm called Alex has been upgraded to a hurricane and is expected to make landfall in the next 24 hours.
110 mph winds are ripping through Brownsville, Texas, sending some residents fleeing while others prepare storm shelters. We speak with Brownsville Mayor Pat Ahumada, who is confident his town will weather the storm.
A senior rabbi in Los Angeles has announced that same-sex weddings will be performed at his synagogue. Sinai Temple is the oldest and largest Conservative Jewish congregation in LA and Rabbi Wolpe's announcement has angered some members.
Germany's southern region of Bavaria is known more for its oompah bands than for dance music. But one local brass band is finding the funk in their old-style Bavarian roots. Reporter Valerie Hamilton introduces us to LaBrassBanda.
Gumbo, that quintessential New Orleans dish, reveals much about the city's heritage: a little bit of Bantu, a little bit of French, and a whole lot more thrown in. Marco Werman takes us on a linguistic tour of New Orleans' food.