Wednesday, August 25, 2010

AiM New Orleans Partner makes New York Times Front Page!

Jennifer Zdon, a New Orleans photographer and friend, had a photograph on the front page of The New York Times yesterday! Way to go Jennifer! And thanks for all of the story leads you've been giving our students. You rock!

Tonight on 'Frontline' on PBS

Global Green NOLA

This is a great non-profit that has helped a number of students document rebuilding efforts in New Orleans. Check them out.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

National Geographic "Witness: Katrina"

This is from class participant Krystal Hoover. Great find to be aired on Monday, August 30 at 4pm. National Geographic's "Witness: Katrina."

Anderson Cooper 360: Live in NOLA All Week

Anderson Cooper has been very dedicated to ensuring that NOLA stays in people's minds these five years. Here's a post from one of the team members down there for the 5-year anniversary of Katrina.

The Big Uneasy: A New Film By NOLA Resident Harry Shearer--One Night Only!!!

I (Colleen) will be going to this next Monday the 30th at the Apple Valley location--I hope the whole class (if you aren't in class!!!) will be able to go out and see it! Tickets are available online at (there is a web address for more about that at the end of the below clip. It's showing one night only!

PBS News Hour Has Coverage From New Orleans All This Week.

There is something in this piece from last night's News Hour for every single story we heard about in the class last week. Listen for names, neighborhoods. It's all there. They will be running more stories all week on local PBS stations at 6pm.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Fresh Air with Terry Gross Examines NOLA Police Post-Katrina

Because the five-year anniversary of Katrina is quickly approaching, New Orleans stories will begin to percolate in the media. You will want to be attentive to National Public Radio, and to CNN's 360 with Anderson Cooper. Cooper has kept a steady eye on New Orleans over the last five year. He has diligently sought to make sure people don't forget about what happened five years ago, and what hasn't happened since.

This piece aired on NPR last night On Fresh Air with Terry Gross. It's unbelievable.