PLEDGE NOW
New Orleans Marching On

New Orleans Saints fans celebrate in the French Quarter in New Orleans after the Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010. (AP)

Post your comments below

Saints mania in New Orleans today. The winners of Super Bowl XLIV parading through the jam-packed streets of the Big Easy, where Mardi Gras is already underway and Fat Tuesday’s annual blow-out is just a week off.

That’s a lot of happy frenzy for a city that five years ago this year was almost killed by Hurricane Katrina.

Now it’s got a big new trophy, a new mayor elected, and a big, big smile. But big challenges, too, along the levees and in streets still haunted by the hurricane.

This hour, On Point: We go to New Orleans to look at the city behind the Super Bowl victory.

Guests:

Stephanie Grace, political columnist for The Times-Picayune.

Jason Berry, author, investigative reporter and New Orleans historian. His books include “Up From the Cradle of Jazz: New Orleans Music Since World War II” and “Last of the Red Hot Poppas.”

Tom Watson, senior pastor of Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries in New Orleans.

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
ONPOINT
TODAY
May 27, 2015
Two persons are reflected in the FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption. (AP)

Top officials at soccer’s international governing body FIFA arrested in Switzerland today on charges of racketeering, wire fraud, money laundering and bribery. We’ll dig in.

May 27, 2015
The logo from the new film, "(Dis)Honesty," which is also the logo for the Dishonesty Project. (The Dishonesty Project)

Are we natural born liars? Is it human to lie? Inside the new documentary, ” (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies.”

RECENT
SHOWS
May 26, 2015
The saola is an exceedingly rare mammal found in the mountains of Southeast Asia. (Wikicommons)

Endangered species and the search for one of the world’s rarest creatures deep into the wilds of central Laos.

 
May 26, 2015
Blogger and activist Pamela Geller speaks at a conference she organized entitled “Stop Islamization of America,” in New York on Sept. 11, 2012. (AP)

Two new books on free speech–one by a former New York Times correspondent, the other a Fox News contributor. They don’t see eye to eye—and tell us why.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
A Former Bike Gang Member Explains "The Life"
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Larry called in from Lawrenceburg, KY and told us he was once a member of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club, a mid-Atlantic biker gang. He didn’t sugar coat the facts as he explained the draw of the brotherhood and what makes the outlaw motorcycle corner the underworld go round.

More »
1 Comment
 
Our Week In The Web: May 15, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015

We cancel a few hours and suddenly all of you get convinced of a global radio conspiracy! Plus, dragon zoos.

More »
1 Comment
 
Caller: ‘It Doesn’t Always Turn Out Okay’
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

One caller shares her own story of an extremely premature birth. Her daughter, born at 22 1/2 weeks in 2012, was taken off life support after seven days.

More »
Comment