Accessibility to healthy foods is still extremely limited in many New Orleans neighborhoods. Students at O. Perry Walker High School in Algiers partner with members of the Food and Farm Network to help educate members of their community about alternatives.
As a senior in college with only 30 credits left to graduation, Mathew Garicki decided to quit school and walk across the entire United States in the name of peace. Mathew recently stopped here in New Orleans and I met up with him in a park to talk to him about his journey.
The National Research Council recently held a meeting at the Hotel Monteleone to announce some of the findings in their independent assessment of the Army Corps of Engineers flood protection plan for the city of New Orleans. We hear from Badass Emma, a local resident of New Orleans, as well as the public as they address the board during the public comments section of the meeting.
New Orleans visual artist Elizabeth Underwood started Art in Action a year ago as a means of reconnecting with her city and her people. Art in Action believes that the creative process can provide a way to heal from trauma, in addition to offering a bit of beauty and surprise to the world.