by Renée Peck September 18, 2014 One thing common to every teacher interviewed in our recent Voices from the Classroom series is that element of passion. You hear it in the voices, see it in the eyes. The people we spoke to online and on air care. They want to make the system work, and they spend a lot of hours trying to get there.
by Katherine Macfarlane July 17, 2014 Around 8:30 a.m. one steamy summer morning, I pulled up to Café Flora, on the edge of the Marigny, and found a police car parked outside. Well, technically, it was across the street from Café Flora, closer to the entrance to Big Daddy’s, out of which people stumble as late as 9 a.m., forearms raised to block the sun from their squinting eyes, still clad in going-out skirts and boots. But I assumed that whatever was going on was going on inside my favorite coffee shop, which made me catch my breath. Nonetheless, I went inside.