hurricane katrina http://wwno.org en First Bell: It Took a Hurricane to Get this Student Reading http://wwno.org/post/first-bell-it-took-hurricane-get-student-reading <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Chris Vasser" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201403/20140319-IMG_0095-2.jpg" alt="" /><p><strong><em>The </em>First Bell <em>series is a growing collection of stories from students, parents, and educators about pivotal experiences in education. To tell your story, email <a href="mailto:amy@wrkf.org?subject=First%20Bell">amy@wrkf.org</a> <strong>with "My First Bell" in the subject line </strong>or tweet with the hashtag <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MyFirstBell&src=hash" target="_blank">#MyFirstBell</a>.</em></strong><p>__________<p>Vasser was not a good student in 2005.<p>When Hurricane Katrina forced him to move out of New Orleans and transfer to Catholic High in Baton Rouge, he had to turn it around.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/03/Alix_Landriault_3005353_assignsubmission_file_Landriault_assignment_2_mixdown.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:42:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 56859 at http://wwno.org Tulane Study Finds Heart Attacks Still Rising After Hurricane Katrina http://wwno.org/post/tulane-study-finds-heart-attacks-still-rising-after-hurricane-katrina <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Researchers at Tulane University have found a three-fold increase in heart attacks six years after Hurricane Katrina. The findings link stress from the storm and several other factors to the increase.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 56327 at http://wwno.org Treme's David Simon: 'I'm A Storyteller' http://wwno.org/post/tremes-david-simon-im-storyteller <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He’s been telling the same epic story of the American city for years, one corner at a time — first on the pages of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Baltimore Sun</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, then in the books </span><a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780805080759" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Homicide: Life on the Killing Streets</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780767900317" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood</em></a><sp Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:14:37 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 51341 at http://wwno.org With Charges Dropped, Former New Orleans Police Officer Wants Job Back http://wwno.org/post/charges-dropped-former-new-orleans-police-officer-wants-job-back <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A former New Orleans police lieutenant wants his job back and back pay after prosecutors dropped federal charges against him in the alleged cover-up of Henry Glover's burning and fatal shooting.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:19:38 +0000 The Associated Press 53973 at http://wwno.org Appeal Planned In Jefferson Parish Katrina Flooding Lawsuit http://wwno.org/post/appeal-planned-jefferson-parish-katrina-flooding-lawsuit <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Attorneys who brought a class-action lawsuit against Jefferson Parish say they will appeal a 9-3 jury verdict that found the parish was negligent in its emergency response planning but that the negligence didn't cause the flooding suffered by tens of thousands of Jefferson property owners during Hurricane Katrina.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:00:15 +0000 The Associated Press 53908 at http://wwno.org New Orleans Teachers Contacting Union For Back Pay After Appellate Court Ruling http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-teachers-contacting-union-back-pay-after-appellate-court-ruling <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A union that represents 7,000 New Orleans teachers fired after Hurricane Katrina is expecting a flurry of phone calls. Word is quickly spreading of the state appeals court ruling awarding them back pay for wrongful termination.</span></p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:05:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 52270 at http://wwno.org 12 Seated In Jefferson Parish Katrina Flooding Case; 4 More Needed http://wwno.org/post/12-seated-jefferson-parish-katrina-flooding-case-4-more-needed <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Seven more jurors have been chosen to hear a class-action lawsuit against Jefferson Parish and its former president, Aaron Broussard, for Hurricane Katrina flooding.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:15:39 +0000 The Associated Press 52139 at http://wwno.org Jury Hears From Ex-Cop Charged In Katrina Shooting http://wwno.org/post/jury-hears-ex-cop-charged-katrina-shooting <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A former New Orleans police officer has testified at his retrial that he thought he saw a gun in the hand of the man he shot and fatally wounded outside a strip mall in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:34:26 +0000 The Associated Press 49738 at http://wwno.org Justice Department Appeals Danziger Ruling http://wwno.org/post/justice-department-appeals-danziger-ruling <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Justice Department is appealing a judge’s ruling that overturned convictions of five former New Orleans police officers convicted in a shooting during the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina. That shooting of unarmed civilians left two dead and four wounded.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:15:57 +0000 Eileen Fleming 46239 at http://wwno.org Storyville: NOLA's Petals http://wwno.org/post/storyville-nolas-petals <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&quot;Just get in your car and drive, George.&quot;</span></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:36:11 +0000 Maurice Carlos Ruffin 45668 at http://wwno.org