August 27, 2015 -
Ten years after the New Orleans school system fired all its teachers and instituted near universal charter schools in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, test scores and graduation rates are up — but the gains have come with downsides. As other states attempt to replicate its model, there's much to learn from New Orleans.
August 26, 2015 -
On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans labor leader Saket Soni reflects on the progress that workers have won in the city and what lies ahead to achieve a true reconstruction in the Gulf Coast.
August 24, 2015 -
New Orleans' politicians have proclaimed the city to be better off than it was before Hurricane Katrina struck 10 years ago this month, but the data paint a markedly less triumphant picture.
May 12, 2015 -
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation has launched a "Southern Voices" oral history project to capture the stories of Southern leaders working for social and economic justice. This installment focuses on how organizations in the region are investing in ambitious plans to create diverse, sustainable economic engines.
August 30, 2013 -
In this Bridge the Gulf video, Derrick Christopher Evans, a grassroots community leader on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, talks about the spiritual and historical significance of hurricanes and other disasters in the region.
November 26, 2012 -
The producer of a lighthearted documentary film about a Houma Indian Christmas tradition hopes it will draw attention to the Louisiana tribe's struggle for federal recognition, which has become especially critical in the aftermath of the BP disaster.
November 2, 2012 -
Holding corporations responsible for the consequences of climate change is not a new idea. Yet it is one that all too frequently gets drowned out amid the bloviating of the climate deniers, much of whose funding comes from the very corporate interests they are working to get off the hook.