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News stories tagged with "hurricane-katrina"

Readers & Writers: Patricia Smith

Our guest is poet Patrica Smith. Her poetry collection, Blood Dazzler, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award; Teahouse of the Almighty was a National Poetry Series selection and winner of the first-ever Hurst-Wright Award in Poetry. Smith has been a featured performer on HBO's Def Poetry Jam and she has performed three one-woman plays.  Go to full article

On the Ground in Devastated Mississippi

As the weeks pass since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, the relief effort fades among the headline of daily news. Yet thousands of victims remain at ground zero in rebuilding their lives. One North Country man is seeing the destruction and rebuilding firsthand. Tom Sauter of Carthage took a leave of absence from his job at the Development Authority of the North Country. He went to Atlanta to be trained by the Red Cross. He's been managing a staff of 50 at the Red Cross' relief center in Gulfport, Mississippi. Sauter spoke with David Sommerstein last week. He described flying in to Gulfport.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Debate Gas Price Relief

Hurricane Katrina is expected to push pump prices upward, possibly by another twenty cents a gallon, just in time for the Labor Day weekend. As Brian Mann reports, Assembly Republicans and Congressman John McHugh are also pushing for some short-term relief.  Go to full article

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