Actor Wendell Pierce on Katrina, Art as Activism, Challenging Confederate History, and New Orleans’ Future

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Pierce starred in “The Wire,” “Treme,” “Selma,” and will portray Clarence Thomas in an upcoming HBO project. His upcoming book “The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, A Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken” hits the shelves September 8, 2015. ***** By Talmon Smith, A16 I spoke backstage with actor, Tony Award-winning producer, Read More

Louisiana Recovery Authority Chairman Dr. Norman Francis on Katrina and “Revolution”

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In a wide-ranging interview, Dr. Norman Francis discusses befriending George Bush and winning a ‘bet’ with Bill Clinton during the recovery; considers the viability of the City’s new all-charter school system; reflects on the civil rights movement, and an impending ‘perfect storm’ of ‘revolution.’ (Photos courtesy of the Times Picayune-NOLA.com) ***** By Talmon Smith, A16 Read More

Medicine and Meditations in an Emergency: Dr. Glenn Casey Remembers Five Harrowing Days after Katrina

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Dr. Casey, Chief of Medical Staff at Memorial Hospital, recounts the days struggling to save patients at an “isolated” facility through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and reflects on the health of New Orleans today. (Photos courtesy of the Times Picayune-NOLA.com and of Dr. Casey and Memorial staff) ***** By Talmon Smith, A16 “Hard to Read More