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One Year after Katrina on the air

August 29, 2006 - We're doing a bunch of radio interviews for a wide range of stations about our new report, "One Year after Katrina." Here are some shows we've already done; in some cases you can listen to taped versions:

Spike Lee's documentary

By R. Neal
August 22, 2006 - Hope you got to see parts one and two of Spike Lee's documentary When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts on HBO last night. Parts three and four will air tonight at 9 PM. The entire four-part documentary will air again on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 8 PM.

Good news: Senate reins in military predatory lending

June 26, 2006 - One of the few bright spots in the Defense Authorization Bill passed by the Senate last week (SB 2766) was an amendment including protections for military families from predatory lending abuses. Senator Jim Talent (R-MO) and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FLA) led the way in pushing for the amendment, which was included in the bill that passed the full Senate late Thursday.

Showdown tonite: Hollywood v. Alabama v. ... Country Vegas?

By R. Neal
May 23, 2006 - As a nod to Chris, the South's Biggest Idol Fan, there are a couple of interesting sideshows to tonight's part one of the big two-part finale when the world finds out whether Hollywood Pretty and Polished trumps Alabama Grits and Soul, or if voter turnout will exceed turnout in the last presidential election.

Facing South, sent straight to you

May 12, 2006 - Every two to three weeks, the Institute puts out a newsletter -- also called "Facing South" -- that offers a unique roundup of key news and trends from the South, special investigative reports, and interesting commentary.