The Moore Community House, which serves low-income women and children on Mississippi's Gulf Coast, launched a program in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to train women in construction skills. The effort is also dispelling gender bias in fields traditionally dominated by men. Image: An innovative program launched after Katrina in Biloxi, Mississippi is pr […]
A tale of two recoveries, black and white, by the numbers. Image: New Orleans residents protested the closing of public housing complexes that were not heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina and that have since been demolished, dramatically reducing the availability of affordable housing. (Photo by Craig Morse, Culture: Subculture Photography, via Flickr.) Ap […]
When Hurricane Katrina struck the U.S. Gulf Coast 10 years ago this month, it passed over some of the nation's densest oil and gas production infrastructure. The resulting spills offer crucial lessons for residents of the Atlantic Coast as federal regulators weigh a plan to open an area from Virginia to Georgia to offshore drilling. Image: An aerial im […]
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. Image: After the firing of all publ […]
When Hurricane Katrina crashed into the Gulf Coast in 2005, it was not only an economic and social catastrophe — it was a human rights disaster. As the region continues to struggle for a full and equitable reconstruction, activists continue to frame the problem in human rights terms. Image: People displaced by Hurricane Katrina returned to their homes in ma […]
On Saturday's NPR Weekend Edition, Scott Simon interviewed Amy Goodman about Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, social movements, and more. Or listen to the interview here. See more 2016 election coverage from Democracy Now!
Web-only interview with legendary hip-hop artist Boots Riley, author of the new book, "Tell Homeland Security–We Are the Bomb." Riley, a founder of The Coup, has been deeply involved in political activism for decades, from taking part in protests against police brutality to supporting Occupy Oakland to speaking out on Palestinian issues. Watch Part […]
By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan A war with Iran would be a catastrophe, yet by opposing diplomacy, hundreds of members of Congress may be blundering into just such a conflict. The Iran nuclear deal, as the complex diplomatic arrangement is popularly called, was agreed upon on July 14 by a consortium of key powerful countries, the European Union and Iran. […]
Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson died today at the age of 104. In 1965, she was beaten unconscious as she attempted to cross Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge on what became known as Bloody Sunday. Her voting rights activism began decades earlier in the 1930s. "Amelia Boynton Robinson was a dedicated and courageous leader in the fight for c […]
Watch civil rights leader Julian Bond speak at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on May 2, 2015, as part of the "Vietnam: Power of Protest" conference. Bond died on August 15 at the age of 75. Bond first gained prominence in 1960 when he organized a series of student sit-ins while attending Morehouse College. He went on to help found SNCC , the S […]
Episode 267: BOOM! We have a fantastic show for you this week as Dave, Coach, and Mark take a look at the dominance of Serena Williams and what she’s faced in becoming the best to ever play tennis. Amy K. Nelson of The Daily Beast checks in from New Orleans on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and explains how the city has changed since then. “Mean” […]
Episode 266: BOOM! Dave gets right into the nitty gritty this week as he discusses neoliberalism in sports. How Northwestern University football players were denied the right to organize while college football coaches can clear $5 or $7 million in salary and how in the heck the billionaire owners of the Milwaukee Bucks can use public funds instead of their o […]
Episode 265: BOOM! We have a great show this week. Coach Kevin McNutt has a new book out and we dive head first into the world of youth sports. Dave discusses Playing Time: Tough Truths about AAU Basketball, Youth Sports, Parents and Athletes. Coach details how The Big Three of Michael Jordan’s relationship with Nike - ESPN - and Tiger Woods have influenced […]
Episode 264: BOOM! We’ve got a fantastic show for you this week! Dave, Coach, Mark, and Dan weigh in on the NFL’s decision to uphold the 4-game suspension for Tom Brady in the wake of the Deflategate scandal. Bijan C. Bayne, author of Elgin Baylor: The Man Who Changed Basketball, joins the show to discuss his upcoming book about the all-time great.
House ethics rules bar lawmakers from accepting travel and related expenses from registered lobbyists. The House Majority Leader has said that his expenses on a 2000 trip were paid by a nonprofit organization, and that the financial arrangements for it were proper.
Five months after President Bush launched his drive to overhaul Social Security, the difficult, if not impossible, task of drafting legislation begins Tuesday when the Senate Finance Committee holds the first hearing on options to secure Social Security's future.
Years ago, the federal government spent $117 million on an experimental "clean coal" power plant in Alaska designed to generate electricity with a minimum of air pollution -- but the project never got up and running.