Hurricane Katrina

Advocates say insurance costs strain homeowners

Oct 9, 2012
Gulf Coast insurance premiums have skyrocketed in recent years, and homeowners advocates say they're seeing people at risk of going into foreclosure because they can't afford their mortgage plus their insurance.
Posted In: home insurance, Gulf residents, Mississippi, foreclosure, Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana

Facing Isaac, Times-Picayune looks to digital to cover hurricanes

Aug 29, 2012
How have the changes to New Orleans' newspaper affected its ability to cover Hurricane Isaac? NOLA.com's James O'Byrne discusses the Times-Picayune's digital strategy.
Posted In: Hurricane Isaac, Hurricane Katrina, newspapers, New Orleans, hurricane

A musician comes home

Aug 17, 2012
A New Orleans bassist lost everything he owned through Hurricane Katrina. He talks about how his life has progressed since 2005 and what he learned while picking up the pieces.
Posted In: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, musician, Personal Finance, Saving

New Orleans' housing market recovery

Aug 17, 2012
A long-time real estate agent in New Orleans talks about the strides made and the challenges being faced in the housing market there.
Posted In: New Orleans, real estate, housing market, Hurricane Katrina

Establishing a life post-Katrina

Aug 17, 2012
A fisherman's son escapes Vietnam to New Orleans, only have to have to escape again.
Posted In: Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana, New Orleans, refugees, Entrepreneurship

New Orleans musician finds niche in instrument repair

Aug 14, 2012
The Grammy Award-winning trombonist Stafford Agee is moonlighting as an instrument repairman -- working out of his sweltering garage to make sure New Orleans-area high schoolers have working horns.
Posted In: Music, Small Business, Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans

What the Times-Picayune cut back means for New Orleans

May 24, 2012
Former Times-Picayune columnist Chris Rose laments the fact the his old paper is cutting back to three days a week in favor of the web.
Posted In: Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina