Michael Patrick Welch

climate change

What It’s Like to Live in a City That's Slowly Drowning

Climate change is making New Orleans wetter, hotter, and more dangerous. It's a preview of what might happen to a state near you.
Michael Patrick Welch
11.11.19
Radio

This Conservative Talk Show Host Still Does the Radio Version of Blackface

'Walton and Johnson,' which has been on the air in the South for over 35 years, features stereotypical gay and black characters voiced by one of the white hosts.
Michael Patrick Welch
1.22.19
Views My Own

Democrats, Please Don't Nominate My Mayor for President

Mitch Landrieu is getting some 2020 buzz, but New Orleanians can tell you about his spotty record.
Michael Patrick Welch
4.4.18
harvey

What Happens to Prison Inmates Caught in Hurricanes?

Texas prisoners say they went days without running water after Harvey.
Michael Patrick Welch
9.19.17
harvey

Fear, Flooding, Harvey, and Me

How I learned to fear the rain.
Michael Patrick Welch
8.30.17
Views My Own

So, You Want to Remove Your Town's Confederate Monuments

Lessons learned from New Orleans's long but ultimately successful effort to unseat its rebel statues.
Michael Patrick Welch
8.22.17
Politics

David Duke's Former Campaign Manager Says Trump and the Former KKK Leader Are 'Identical'

"Clearly Duke's controversial views years ago have now become mainstream Republican values," said Michael Lawrence.
Michael Patrick Welch
2.14.17
crime

Sex Workers Expect to Struggle After the Backpage Crackdown

The feds said the site's "adult" section was a cesspool of sex trafficking, but people in the industry saw it as the best, safest way to find work.
Michael Patrick Welch
1.13.17
Music

'He Smells Like a Men's Gym': Kids Write Raps About Donald Trump

Hip-hop was made for times like these. So I asked my students to write some bars and express the way they feel about our new president. It was not pretty.
Michael Patrick Welch
11.14.16
News

Still Racist After All These Years: Why David Duke Won't Go Away

It's been 25 years since David Duke, one of America's most notorious racists, got more than 670,000 votes in the Louisiana governor's race. Now he's running for a Senate seat and doing surprisingly well.
Michael Patrick Welch
10.31.16
Living With It

Is the 'Flesh-Eating Bacteria' That Terrifies the Gulf Coast Becoming More Common?

Vibrio vulnificus is a rare bacteria that can cause severe injuries and even death, and in recent years, locals in Louisiana have grown more worried about the dangerous microorganisms.
Michael Patrick Welch
9.8.16
Health

Is the 'Flesh-Eating Bacteria' That Terrifies the Gulf Coast Becoming More Common?

Vibrio vulnificus is a rare bacteria that can cause severe injuries and even death, and in recent years, locals in Louisiana have grown more worried about the dangerous microorganisms.
Michael Patrick Welch
9.8.16
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