In the first hour…
It’s been 18 months since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf
Coast. Hundreds of thousands of people were driven from their homes, many
of them to other parts of the country… Now, people — the vast majority
people of color — are barred from returning to their homes in New
Orleans, and the federal government continues to fail — or to opt — not
to pick up the pieces.
Cornelius Washington, former New Orleans resident, who evacuated to the
Bay Area and is now based in San Francisco
Traci Lee Washington, Attorney, NAACP New Orleans
Those who pledge this hour will be able to choose Spike Lee’s documentary,
"When the Levees Broke" as a thank you gift.
In the second hour…
The United States is holding 393 people at the military prison at
Guantanamo Bay Cuba. The government has not charged most of the people
it’s holding there with any crime. Human rights groups and the European
Union have called for the prison to be closed. This week, two
Congressmembers said their considering legislation to shut down most of
the prison’s operations..
Sunday Salon will take a look at the documentary film, "The Road to