Eve Troeh's radio stories, spanning a variety of facets of post-Katrina life in New Orleans and beyond, aired widely on public radio stations and programs. This set of stories were broadcast on Weekend America for American Public Media. Follow the links below to listen to them on Weekend America's website.
Sewing New Orleans: An Unlikely Friendship Born Post-Katrina
On the one-year anniversary of Katrina, only about half the population had returned to New Orleans. With friends and family scattered, people have had to form new connections. Eve Troeh shares the story of an unlikely friendship that grew out of two very different lives as they were being rebuilt. Originally broadcast August 26, 2006.
New Orleans Loss: Helen Hill Memorial
Violence in New Orleans has skyrocketed since Hurricane Katrina. Just after the police chief announced that violent crime was under control, six people were killed there in less than 24 hours. One of them was 36-year-old Helen Hill, a friend and neighbor of Eve Troeh. In this remembrance, Troeh says her friend's death has people reconsidering their decision to return to New Orleans. Originally broadcast January 6, 2007.
Rebuilding New Orleans, One Shotgun at a Time
With rent and real estate costs still going through the roof, and thousands of people still living in FEMA trailers or bunking with friends and family, the New Orleans housing crisis is nowhere near over. In this story, Eve Troeh gets to know one group of architects and students who are re-imagining the shotgun as a contemporary, efficient, and affordable housing solution. Originally broadcast March 27, 2007.
A Look at Daily Life in New Orleans
Politics in Louisiana are heating up after Governor Kathleen Blanco announced last March that she wouldn't seek re-election. Many say the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina sealed Blanco's political fate, but the words "hurricane" or "Katrina" don't seem to be echoed much in the current campaign. Eve Troeh offers some insight into how it's all playing out. Originally broadcast October 20, 2007.