Saturday, May 13, 2006

5/13/2006 Community Gumbo

Six Organs of Admittance, "Home"

5/11/06 Democracy Now
Georgetown Faculty Object to Appointment of Iraq War Architect Douglas Feith as Professor in School of Foreign Service

Controversy Brews at New School Over Pick of McCain as Graduation Speaker

Crackdown in Mexico: 200 Jailed, Women Claim Sexual Abuse by Police

Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism

Mother Jones Radio
Hurricane Katrina Recovery: Stories of Hope

Malik Rahim, health clinic founder
Tim Shorrock, Mother Jones writer
Connie Moran, mayor of Ocean Springs, MS
Chris Kromm of Institute for Southern Studies
Stephen Bradberry of New Orleans ACORN

audio The Broadmoor Green Space Migratory Bird Refuge Wetlands Reclamation Project
When the Bring New Orleans Back Commission released its first vision for the future of New Orleans, it issued maps which featured green dots where neighborhoods would be converted into green spaces.

Carey Herman and her husband Paul Rogers are doing their share to fulfill the plan. For two years, they’ve had a giant pothole caused by a water valve leak in front of their house. When they returned to their once-flooded home in the Broadmoor neighborhood, they turned the pothole into a grass-lined garden with a pond.

It’s one of the unique ways in which New Orleanians are using humor to adjust to the new reality of living in a post-Katrina world.

Broadmoor Green Space Update:
Since the Community Gumbo interview was recorded, Sewerage and Water Board workers fixed the water valve, filled the pothole with dirt, and respectfully returned the pink flamingo to the green space. There’s still a pothole there, and residents still occasionally leave trinkets.

Fats Domino, "I'm Walkin'"


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