Gwen Filosa

Staff writer, Times-Picayune

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More than two years after Katrina, public housing in New Orleans has become an issue on Capitol Hill and in the presidential campaign.

Shutting the Door to Public Housing in New Orleans?

More than two years after Katrina, public housing in New Orleans has become an issue on Capitol Hill and in the presidential campaign.

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Immediately after Katrina, violent crime all but disappeared from New Orleans as the city lost about half of its pre-hurricane population.

Is New Orleans Safe for Anyone?

Immediately after Katrina, violent crime all but disappeared from New Orleans as the city lost about half of its pre-hurricane population.

from To the Point

After Katrina, President Bush said, "We will do what it takes" to make "this great city...  rise again."  The  Army Corps of Engineers  promised to rebuild a safer New Orleans.  Today,…

Public Housing and FEMA Vouchers in the 'New' New Orleans

After Katrina, President Bush said, "We will do what it takes" to make "this great city...  rise again."  The Army Corps of Engineers promised to rebuild a safer New Orleans.  Today,…

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President Trump is holding a press conference at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. In a speech to the U.N.

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These are some interesting texts.

from Left, Right & Center

Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

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Democrat Monique Limon announced she will run for Hannah Beth Jackson’s coveted state senate seat.

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Lots of news this week.

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Jet aircraft, carrier task forces and tanks consume vast amounts of fossil fuel--while emitting vast amounts of greenhouse gases. The Pentagon’s carbon footprint is bigger than those of many entire nations. Now, it’s caught in the middle. It’s a massive contributor to climate change, which is threatening its mission worldwide. Seaports and airstrips are being flooded or burned out, and restoring operations costs many millions of dollars. Meantime, environmental damage is leading to instability and the prospect of international violence. Water shortages have increased tensions in the Middle East and caused new hostilities between India and Pakistan, two nuclear powers. Russia and China are taking advantage of changing conditions. Will politicians who scorn environmentalists and mistrust climate scientists listen to the warnings of military leaders?

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KCRW speaks with members of LA's Jewish community, plus Israeli and Palestinian expats about Tuesday's Israeli election.

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A state bill called AB 5 would require businesses that rely on independent contractors to reclassify them as employees and offer benefits such as health insurance and sick pay. There’s…

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For months, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi resisted the mounting calls from her caucus to start impeachment proceedings.

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