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."


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