Saturday, March 25, 2006

3/25/2006 Community Gumbo

3/21/06, Democracy Now:
Fmr. GOP Strategist Kevin Phillips on American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century.

A Hawk and a Hacksaw, "Portlandtown"

Community events:
Know Your Rights Day, March 25, 2006, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Loyola School of Law, 526 Pine St. Loyola School of Law Clinic will conduct classes on legal issues ranging from bankruptcy to governmental relations.

Rally to Save Charity Hospital, March 25, 2006, at 2 p.m.

Lots of civic association meetings. Find out what's going on in your neighborhood at NOLA.COM.

John Morrissey Concert, Sunday, March 26, 2 - 4 p.m., a special concert celebrating the music of John Morrissey, band director at Tulane from 1938 to 1968.

“Katrina and the Culture of New Orleans: A Public Forum,” March 29, 2006, at 7:00 p.m., in the University Center Ballroom, Xavier University.

"Women´s Lives in Post-Katrina New Orleans," Tuesday, March 28, 2006, 7 - 9 p.m., Roussel Hall, Loyola University.

Bring New Orleans Back Commission meeting excerpts, Monday, March 20, 2006.

Listen to excerpts of Mayor Ray Nagin's plan to rebuild New Orleans, and public reaction, archived at New Orleans

Saturday, March 18, 2006

3/18/2006 Community Gumbo

Susan Cowsill, "Crescent City Snow"

3/17/06 Democracy Now

Marathon 2006 pitch

Community events:
Veterans March to New Orleans rally on Sunday at Armstrong Park.

The Bring New Orleans Back Commission will hold its final public meeting on Monday, March 20, 2006, from 6-8 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel, Grand Ballroom A & B, 500 Canal Street.

"Poverty, Disaster, and Sustainability: How Do We Move Forward?," a lecture by Peter Raven, Ph.D., Thursday, March 23, 2006, at 7 p.m. in Loyola's Nunemaker Auditorium.

Conversation with Karen Misconish, aka "Msconduct," about Jello Biafra's spoken word performance on Monday, March 20, in Loyola's Nunemaker auditorium, to benefit WTUL.

Listen to the archived audio of the Jello Biafra conversation at

Saturday, March 11, 2006

3/11/2006 Community Gumbo

3/06/2006 Democracy Now:
As President Bush prepares to pay a visit to the Gulf Coast six months after Hurricane Katrina hit, we speak with University of Pennsylvania professor and preacher Michael Eric Dyson about his new book "Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster."

Mississippi John Hurt, "Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor."

Announcements: Forums and meetings listings from The Times-Picayune and other sources:
The Alliance for Good Government is hosting public forums at Hotel Le Cirque to meet city council and assessor candidates this Monday through Wednesday, starting at 7:00 each night.

The League of Women Voters is hosting a forum for all mayoral candidates, this coming Thursday, 7 p.m at Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave.

The Orleans Parish Clerk of Court needs about 500 more people to work as election poll commissioners for the upcoming April 22 municipal election. The last scheduled day to train is today, at the Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave, 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Orleans Parish clerk of court's temporary office, 317 Magazine St., 827-3520,

The Loyola University Society for Civic Engagement is hosting a panel discussion, "Rethinking New Orleans: What is the Role of Planned Urban Development in the Reconstruction of the City?," Wednesday, March 15, 7 p.m., Nunemaker Auditorium on the third floor of Monroe Hall, Loyola University.

The Tulane Renewal Series continues with "Literary Landscapes: A Discussion of New Orleans Before and After Katrina" featuring Richard Ford and John Biguenet, Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in Roussel Hall, Loyola University.

Also upcoming in the Tulane Renewal Series ...

Katrina & the Gulf Coast: Ecosystem and Economics
3/13/2006, Monday, 7:00 p.m., Gibson 126 A

Robin K. McCall, Oceanographer & University College adjunct instructor, Tulane University

An Earth Science Perspective on Katrina
3/15/2006, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Gibson 126 A

Torbjorn Tornqvist, Earth & Environmental Sciences Department, Tulane University

An excerpt from Bob Marshall's opinion published in The Times-Picayune, 3/10/06, "The River Wild":
What many coastal scientists know, but are afraid to say publicly, is that we are almost out of options. The Gulf has moved so much closer to our back doors that there now remains only one real hope for a long-term future on the delta of the Mississippi River: Let the river go.

The federal government must claim eminent domain on everything south of U.S. 90, then begin managing it as an ecosystem with one priority: Rebuilding land faster than it's being lost to the Gulf.

This can only be done by opening large sections of the levees. River-borne sediments could then begin reconstructing the 1,900 square miles of wetlands that provided us some safety from the Gulf and its storms.

"The Post-Katrina Media Landscape in New Orleans":
Excerpt of a Tulane Renewal Series panel discussion moderated by Michael Depp, Reuters correspondent, commentator, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” adjunct instructor, University College Media Arts program. Panelists include Paul Greenberg, Lecturer, Media Arts, University College at Tulane; Dave Cohen, News Director, WWL-FM; Terry O’Connor, Editor, CityBusiness; Vanessa Oubre, General Manager, FOX 8 Television; Dan Shea, Managing Editor, Times-Picayune; Norm Robinson, WDSU.

Listen to the archived audio at New Orleans Indymedia.

Calexico, "Yours and mine."

Saturday, March 04, 2006

3/04/2006 Community Gumbo

3/05/06 update: The security block to Indymedia has been lifted. Audio segments can be heard once again.

New Orleans lies in ruins six months after Hurricane Katrina

The six-month anniversary since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans coincided with Mardi Gras. The city remains in ruins while locals wait for public officials to come up with a plan to help them rebuild their homes. Meanwhile, the nation's attention may have moved away from the plight of Gulf Coast residents.

Listen here.

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Al Johnson Sr., "Carnival Time"

Also featured, the Wynton Marsalis Tulane Renewal Series Address delivered on January 16th.

Here's a sampling of Mardi Gras costumes.