Avenue of Spies
Alex Kershaw talked about his book Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family’s Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris, in which he tells the story of the Jacksons, an American family who aided the French Resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris. The Jacksons lived on Avenue Foch in Paris, which was also home to Nazi and Gestapo officials. The Jacksons were deported to German prison camps less than month before the Allies liberated that part of France.212 views
Recovery Data on New Orleans Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina
Michael Henderson, from the Louisiana State University (LSU) Public Policy Research Lab, presented new data about the perceptions of New Orleans’s white and African-American residents about the state of recovery.10 views
“Views of Recovery: New Data Tells the Story” was part of the day-long event, “New Orleans: 10 Years Later,” held by The Atlantic at the Sheraton New Orleans with the cooperation of the Urban Institute.
Housing in New Orleans Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina
James Bennet moderated a discussion on New Orleans housing and neighborhood development.38 views
“A City Changing: Housing, Neighborhoods and Tradition” was part of the day-long event, “New Orleans: 10 Years Later,” held by The Atlantic at the Sheraton New Orleans with the cooperation of the Urban Institute.
Book Discussion on Katrina
Gary Rivlin talked about his book Katrina: After the Flood, in which he discusses the efforts to rebuild New Orleans in the 10 years after Hurricane Katrina.140 views
Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
Former and current officials, New Orleans residents, faith leaders, and advocates spoke at an event commemorating the tenth anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina and the region’s recovery following the storm. Soledad O’Brien was the master of ceremonies. The event included the national anthem, other musical performances, videos, and prayers.326 views
“Katrina 10 Commemoration: The Power of Community” was a commemoration presented by The Rockefeller Foundation and The City of New Orleans in the Smoothie King Center.
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New Orleans Resident Sue Sperry Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina
A clip was aired from an August 2006 C-SPAN documentary on recovery from Hurricane Katrina in which Sue Sperry talked about the recovery effort at that time, focusing on the markings on vacant and destroyed houses indicating the status of a search for the inhabitants. Then Sue Sperry talked by telephone from New Orleans about her experiences, the difficulties still facing residents, the pace of recovery, and how New Orleans had changed. Her home was uninhabitable after storm. Photographs of the house after flood and today were shown as she talked about the experience of rebuilding.31 views
Former President George W. Bush Remarks on the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush traveled to New Orleans and Warren Easton Charter High School to mark the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. They made remarks and reflected on the recovery of the previous decade, specifically the progress made in New Orleans' public school system. The two visited Warren Easton on the first Katrina anniversary, and the charter school is one of 124 schools that benefited from Laura Bush’s Gulf Coast School Library Recovery Initiative.753 views
President Obama Visits New Orleans Neighborhoods
President Obama meets with New Orleans residents and hears about their experiences in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast.95 views
Jesmyn Ward on New Orleans Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina
Jesmyn Ward talked about her books Salvage the Bones and Men We Reaped. She was interviewed by Eve Troeh.29 views
“A Sense of Place” was part of the day-long event, “New Orleans: 10 Years Later,” held by The Atlantic at the Sheraton New Orleans with the cooperation of the Urban Institute.