Federal aid helped pay for hotels for thousands of Louisianans after last year's flood. Until May, the short-term program help people find shelter, especially low-income renters. Now a state-managed program is still filling in the gaps, trying to give more permanent homes to families washed out last year — including a single mother in Baton Rouge.
INSIDE THE ARTS
This week on Inside the Arts, we catch up with visual artist Blake Boyd. His documentary portrait exhibit, Louisiana Cereal, captures the resilience of the people of New Orleans and Louisiana post-Katrina. Then, WWNO's Eileen Fleming visits NOMA for a look at the exhibit, Pride of Place, which showcases works donated by New Orleans art collector and gallerist Arthur Roger. And, vocalist Debbie Davis and pianist Josh Paxton talk about their new CD, Vices and Virtues.
"Nature loves to hide." This is how, more than 25 centuries back, the pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus expressed the sense of mystery we all feel when we start pondering how the world works. There seem to be hidden mechanisms, secret pacts between the things that make the world the world, from the smallest building blocks of matter to the neurons in our brains to the way the whole universe is stretching out in its inexorable expansion. Science, at its loftiest, is about...
FOOD & DINING
To tell a truly engaging story, you have to dig deep beneath the surface. When it comes to radio storytelling, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, also known as the Kitchen Sisters, are masters. Through projects like Lost and Found Sound and Hidden World of Girls , the independent producers tell stories for NPR and online " from the flip side of history ."