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2011-05-23 14:35:50

How well a family recovers from a natural catastrophe may be tied to the household's pre-disaster make up and socio-economic status. In a recent study, Dr. Michael Rendall of the RAND Corporation compared the number of households in New Orleans, LA that broke up following Hurricane Katrina to the national rate of household break-ups over an equivalent period. An estimated 1.3 million people fled the Gulf Coast during that emergency in 2005 "“ the largest urban evacuation America has...

2010-09-14 09:40:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown and president Stephen Colvin, together with HP and HBO, today announced their first annual Innovators Summit: Reboot America! to take place from Oct. 21 to 23 in New Orleans. The summit will present new ideas to rekindle the country's sliding job market in the aftermath of the economic crisis as we confront surging global competition. General Stanley McChrystal will be a featured speaker at the summit, where he will...

2010-02-24 05:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO and NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- KODA.us, the premier online community for employers to recruit young professionals, announced today that it received an additional $1.5 million infusion in private angel funding. The funds will support the company's growing user base and continued community expansion. KODA's new financial investment underscores the significant business opportunity involved in using social networking tools to transform the online recruiting space. KODA...

2010-01-15 17:48:25

Commonwealth Fund patient survey finds few barriers to affordable health care, high patient satisfaction, and efficient care in post-Katrina primary care clinics A new Commonwealth Fund survey of safety-net clinic patients in New Orleans finds that, despite being disproportionately low-income and uninsured, these patients had fewer problems affording care and fewer instances of medical debt and inefficient care than most U.S. adults. In fact, the report, Coming Out of Crisis: Patient...

2008-07-16 06:00:29

By Rick Jervis NEW ORLEANS -- A record number of major feature films and TVpilots are being filmed in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana, creating an economic boost to a state rebuilding from the destruction of Hurricane Katrina three years ago. The number of film, TV and video projects throughout the state with budgets of at least $300,000 climbed from 31 in 2004 to 56 last year, according to the Louisiana film and television development office. This year, there have been 55. New...

2008-06-28 09:02:24

By Jeff Miers, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jun. 28--NIAGARA FALLS -- If you've been to New Orleans, you understand. The music doesn't beat you over the head; it works its way up through the soles of your shoes, gets your knees wobbling, finally hits your hips with a real (but subtle) power, makes its way to your heart, and finally, after taking full possession of your body, asks admittance to your brain-box. People talk about "soul music" all the time, but so often, the term is tossed...

2006-05-29 15:08:08

By Jeffrey Jones NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Yvonne Wise recalled many customers of her clothes alteration business as she marched past smashed homes and rusting, overturned cars of New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward to the joyous sounds of a brass band. Moments before, in New Orleans jazz funeral tradition, the Treme Brass Band's renditions were somber as Wise and dozens of others stood where a levee gave way nine months earlier to the day, sending a torrent through the streets of the Lower...

2006-02-07 13:20:33

By Stuart Grudgings NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Levee board consolidation doesn't sound like political dynamite. But as residents of post-Katrina New Orleans wrestle with whether it is worth rebuilding shattered homes and lives, it has become a potent symbol of efforts to tackle a long-standing culture of cronyism that may have worsened the disaster. "I see an explosion in grass-roots initiative where people just want change and they're truly demanding it," said Jay Lapeyre, chairman of...

2005-12-09 12:55:00

By Mark Babineck HOUSTON -- Most of the air, water and soil around New Orleans is as clean -- and in some cases cleaner -- than it was before Hurricane Katrina devastated the region, government officials said on Friday. But environmentalists presented a sharply different view and urged the government to begin immediately cleaning up toxic chemicals that floodwaters left behind in the soil. State and federal officials gave the "all-clear" to residents and tourists, saying recent alarming...


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