Hurricane Katrina http://www.kunc.org en Judge Orders New Trial In New Orleans Bridge Shooting Case http://www.kunc.org/post/judge-orders-new-trial-new-orleans-bridge-shooting-case A federal judge ordered a new trial for five former New Orleans Police Department officers convicted in connection to the shooting deaths of two men on the Danziger Bridge in New Orleans.<p>The shootings gained national attention because they took place during the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.<p><a href="http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/09/judge_grants_new_trial_for_ex-.html#incart_maj-story-2"><em>The New Orleans Times-Picayune</em> reports</a> the judge ordered a new trial because of the "grotesque" misconduct of federal prosecutors. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 23:27:00 +0000 49726 at http://www.kunc.org During Katrina, 'Memorial' Doctors Chose Who Lived, Who Died http://www.kunc.org/post/during-katrina-memorial-doctors-chose-who-lived-who-died On Aug. 30, 2005, a doctor climbed the stairs through a New Orleans hospital to the helipad, which was rarely used, and so old and rusted it wasn't even painted with the hospital's current name.<p>From that helipad over Memorial Medical Center, the doctor looked out over New Orleans, now flooding after Hurricane Katrina. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 07:05:00 +0000 49391 at http://www.kunc.org During Katrina, 'Memorial' Doctors Chose Who Lived, Who Died 'Five Days' Of Ambiguous Morality At Katrina-Hit Hospital http://www.kunc.org/post/five-days-ambiguous-morality-katrina-hit-hospital If we didn't experience Hurricane Katrina ourselves, we saw it: the ominous red pinwheel on the radar, the wrecked Superdome, the corpses. And certainly we saw our shame — America's inequality, negligence and violence were all laid bare by the storm.<p>But one tragedy went largely unwitnessed. And this is the subject of Sheri Fink's provocative new book, <em>Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital.</em> The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer examines what happens when people make life-and-death decisions in a state of anarchy.<p>On Aug. Sun, 08 Sep 2013 19:38:00 +0000 Susan Jane Gilman 49338 at http://www.kunc.org 'Five Days' Of Ambiguous Morality At Katrina-Hit Hospital Post-Katrina New Orleans A Story Of Modern Pioneering http://www.kunc.org/post/post-katrina-new-orleans-story-modern-pioneering <em>It's been eight years to the day since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. To mark the anniversary, NPR revisits neighborhood activist and curator Ronald Lewis, a New Orleans resident whom</em><em> </em>Morning Edition<em> </em><em>host Steve Inskeep regularly checked in with in the months after the storm.</em><p>"Unbelievable." That's how then-displaced Lower 9th Ward resident Ronald Lewis described his neighborhood in the days after Hurricane Katrina. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 07:34:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 48945 at http://www.kunc.org Post-Katrina New Orleans A Story Of Modern Pioneering Cold War Bunker Network Repurposed For 21st Century Threats http://www.kunc.org/post/cold-war-bunker-network-repurposed-21st-century-threats There's an underground bunker at a radio station in Charlotte, N.C., where time has stopped. Built decades ago to provide safety and vital communications in the event of a nuclear attack, it's now a perfectly preserved relic of Cold War fear that's gained new relevance.<p>The secret bunker is part of the office lore that old-timers at WBT Radio whisper to the newbies. That's how radio host Mike Collins learned of it back in the 1980s.<p>"I remember being amazed that it would really exist," Collins says, laughing. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:09:00 +0000 Julie Rose 40418 at http://www.kunc.org Cold War Bunker Network Repurposed For 21st Century Threats