Monday, April 28, 2008

Extreme Makeover goes to New Orleans

If you're hooked on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, be sure to watch the season finale on May 18th, when it will focus on rebuilding in New Orleans as an end to their 50 state campaign. Two big projects were completed within the week that this was filmed. One home being built is for a family who jumped in to support each other and their community immediately following Hurricane Katrina. The second project is to rebuild a New Orleans church. Additional information can be found at the following website:

It has been almost three years, but there is still a lot that can be done. If you like Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, or if you want to see more examples of the great efforts that are put forth to help New Orleans and honor its heroes, be sure to watch on May 18th at 7:00 PM on ABC.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Housing Now: Public Housing Post Katrina

The Newshour has a story on rebuilding in Katrina. As most of us saw when we were there in December, housing has evolved in to a controversial issue in New Orleans after Katrina. The News Hour reexamined the issue of public housing on today's broadcast. Tracy Washington, a local attorney, with whom some of our students worked, is quoted. You can listen or watch it online. This was their third story in an ongoing series.