Takeaway Contributor Patrik Henry Bass talks about what he calls the multiple meanings of the Fourth. He is spending the holiday weekend in a city that embodies multiple meanings and differing relations to country like very few others: New Orleans, Louisiana.
The answer to our Geo Quiz is Bristol, England, home to the music style known as "trip-hop." Anchor Katy Clark tells us about British nostalgia for a couple of bands that made "trip-hop" so popular a decade ago.
Officials say New Orleans homes that border a property where DDT, termite killer and Agent Orange were mixed are safe, but their own data calls that into question. One soil sample was the top hit for four banned insect killers in a series of post-Katrina
Two years after Katrina, New Orleans and coastal Louisiana remain vulnerable to catastrophic flooding. A veteran of years of reporting on the US Army Corps of Engineers says the Corps, Congress and the American people are to blame.
As the Gulf Coast braces for another hurricane season, an army of scientists, engineers and storm forecasters are racing to fix the levees that failed Louisiana. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently took responsibility for the largest civil engineeri
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.
A wave of migrants from the Mediterranean meets a hostile reception from many Americans. The migrants are seen as alien in religion, culture, politics, law. So different in fact that some Americans argue that they can never be assimilated. They are the Italians, in the 1890s.
In New Orleans, people have been constructing elaborate altars in honor of St. Joseph since the Sicilians brought the tradition to the city in the 19th century. But it’s not just the Sicilians in New Orleans who celebrate now.
In the Mississippi Delta, ambitious plans are underway to rebuild thousands of acres of marsh land, the first line of storm-surge defense for New Orleans and the surrounding communities. But progress has been slow and questions remain about funding this enormous project.
Fast-rising sea levels at Louisiana's Isle de Jean Charles is forcing the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indians from their home. But their planned departure could provide a roadmap for moving low-lying communities around the world.