Media Coverage


“CSU professor reflects on Hurricane Katrina's lingering impact”
KUSA Channel 9 News (Denver). Interview with Kate Browne by Thanh Truong about Still Waiting documentary. Broadcast twice, August 29, 2007. FORT COLLINS - With the mountains and dry air, Fort Collins and Colorado State University are a stark contrast to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region…
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Bob Edwards’ interview with Kate Browne on The Bob Edwards Show.

Broadcast on NPR and PRI stations around the country, Sept 11 and 12, 2010 and on PRI on XM Satellite, Wednesday Sept 8, 2010.

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Live, 2-hour interview with Kate Browne. KRFC Community Radio. September 2007.

“Life After Katrina”
KERA Public Radio (Dallas, Texas)
One-hour broadcast interview with Still Waiting director, Ginny Martin, and family member, Janie Johnson. KERA “Think”. August 28, 2007.

“CSU Professor Produces Katrina Documentary”
Colorado Public Radio. 12-minute feature interview with Kate Browne by Ryan Warner for “Colorado Matters.” Broadcast August 27, 2007.
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US Newspapers and Wire Services:
“CSU Documentary Assesses Katrina’s Effect on People.”
Rocky Mountain News. August 28, 2006.
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“Documentary logs Katrina aftermath.”
The Denver Post, August 19, 2007 Sunday, Denver & the West. By Kieran Nicholson, Denver Post Staff Writer. “A Colorado State University professor followed the exodus of a family to Texas after the 2005 hurricane, and family members' eventual return to New Orleans…”
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“Katrina documentary to premiere in N.O.”
Times-Picayune (New Orleans), July 27, 2007 Friday, LAGNIAPPE; Mike Scott, Movie writer.
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“St. Bernard family the face of the storm: Documentary captures the hope and heartbreak of return home.”
Times Picayune (New Orleans). Sunday, July 29, 2007. By Paul Rioux
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“Dallas resident looms large in post-Katrina doc.”
Fort Worth Star Telegram. August 26, 2007. Robert Philpot, Star-Telegram staff writer “Although she's on a conference call with a lot of background noise, it's hard to miss the emotion and frustration in Connie Tipado's voice…”
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“Film recounts family's struggle since Katrina.”
Dallas Morning News. August 28, 2007. By Chris Vognar.
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Joplin native produces documentary on Katrina’s aftermath.”
The Joplin Globe. August 24, 2007. By Scott Meeker.
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Professional media:
Society for Applied Anthropology. 2013 conference presentation selected for podcast recording and made publicly available. “Wounded Culture/Rescue Culture: Strategies for Recognition and Recovery after Katrina.”

“Still Waiting: Life After Katrina”
Short article about documentary film featured on National Science Foundation homepage in October-December 2007. Current posting on Now Showing: Film, TV, Museums and More page.
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“Working as an Ethnographer/Filmmaker Team” by Kate Browne.
Anthropology News. Monthly publication of American Anthropological Association. November 2006.
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Op Ed publication:
“Imperative to stay connected to Katrina victims” by Katherine E. Browne.
Denver August 24, 2007.
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“Browne: The aftermath of Katrina” by Katherine E. Browne.
Austin American-Statesman TX - Aug 23, 2007
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Browne: The aftermath of Katrina” by Katherine E. Browne.

“Americans are tired of thinking about Katrina.” By Kate Browne.
Rocky Mountain Collegian.
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Online media:

“How to Tell When New Orleans has Recovered from Katrina.” Interviewed by reporter for global Next City nonprofit organization with online site devoted to transformation of cities through environmental, economic, and social resilience. Interview for feature story. July 28, 2014.

“Post-Katrina, Still Waiting”
Religion in American History. Posted Feb 10, 2008. By Art Remillard.
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“Life After Katrina”
The Nubian Message. Mallory Richardson, News Writer.
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“Documentary ‘Life After Katrina’ to air on Dallas’ KERA-TV at 8 p.m. Tuesday: Katherine Browne talks about making the documentary” SMU Website Newsroom:
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“SMU Alumna Captures ‘Life After Katrina’”
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“Still Waiting' Explores Roots and Resilience in a Family of 150 Displaced by Hurricane Katrina”
FORT COLLINS, Colo.: Targeted News Service, August 15, 2007 Wednesday 10:17 AM EST
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Northern Colorado Newspapers:
“Rebuilding New Orleans: CSU Experts Talk about the Storm and Its Aftermath.”
Rocky Mountain Collegian. By Bob Shipton. February 19, 2007.
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“Film documents affects Katrina has on families”
Coloradoan (Fort Collins). August 30, 2007. By Stacy Nick. “What would you do if a natural disaster destroyed your entire way of life? That's the question Colorado State University professor of anthropology Kate Browne poses ...”

“Colorado State U. prof chronicles family's Katrina hardships”
University Wire, August 29, 2007. By Anica Wong, Rocky Mountain Collegian (U-WIRE) FORT COLLINS, Colo. “When Hurricane Katrina cast its first deadly cloud over New Orleans two years ago, Colorado State University professor Kate Browne was a world away...”
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“Fort Collins’ Coloradoan” (daily paper)
Coloradoan (Fort Collins). August 24, 2007. “Katrina special airs on PBS: ‘Still Waiting,’ a documentary produced in part by Kate Browne, professor of anthropology at Colorado State University, will air at 8 p.m., Tuesday on KRMA. ...”

“Documentary Chronicles Katrina Family”
Coloradoan (Fort Collins). August 24, 2007
“Nearly two years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the South, a new documentary co-produced by a Colorado State University anthropology professor tells the story of one family struggling to recover...”

Colorado State University publications:

“Live Your Passion,” video of Browne teaching following Best Teacher award.

CSU School of Public Health Masters program, recruitment video. Filmed and released spring 2014. Includes clips of Browne talking with and about Culture of Disaster class.

CSU School of Public Health Alumni Newsletter, spring 2014—story about Browne’s disaster class community engagement project with 2013 Northern Colorado floods.

“Colorado Airtimes, Showings Set for 'Still Waiting' Katrina Documentary”
Targeted News Service, August 23, 2007 Thursday 9:55 AM EST.
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“Spotlight on Research in Liberal Arts.”
Colorado State University College of Liberal Arts Magazine. Fall 2007.
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Reviews of Still Waiting: Life After Katrina:

Library Journal
Still Waiting: Life After Katrina. By: Budlong, Tom. Library Journal, 5/15/2008, Vol. 133 Issue 9, p135-136, 2p, 1c; (AN 32079452). Full text below:
Broadcast on over 200 PBS stations in 2007, Still Waiting tracks the horrendous impact of Hurricane Katrina through the experiences of members of one African American/Creole family. This unusually tight-knit group of 155 members originally lived in and around the community of Violet in St. Bernard Parish, just outside New Orleans. The entire parish was inundated by 5'-12' of water. Family member Connie Tipado, who had previously relocated to Dallas, ended up hosting 155 people. The film focuses on several strong women in the family, including Katie, who refuses to let her spirits fall in the face of such overwhelming adversity, and Janie, who is deeply demoralized by her losses. We learn why these people have such deep and abiding connections to their family, history, and bayou culture. They struggle to adapt to a different culture in Texas, and then, as some move back home, they must deal with rebuilding their lives in a place that has been permanently altered. This heartwarming and moving story puts viewers in touch with the personal human dimensions of a tragedy as well as reminding us of our government's failures in helping the people of the New Orleans area to rebuild their communities and lives. This remarkable documentary is highly recommended for all collections.

Video Librarian
Still Waiting: Life After Katrina. By: J. Wadland. March/April 2008. Vol 23, Issue 2.
(2007) 58 min. Subscription only access. Full text below:
In Still Waiting: Life After Katrina, members of an extended African-American family (with 155 related individuals, all told) from Saint Bernard Parish share their experiences related to the ongoing catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina. Filmmaker Ginny Martin began following the family soon after they sought refuge in Dallas, conducting intimate interviews over a year and half, during which the interviewees reveal their hopes and fears as they struggle to maintain a sense of community. At first, the family gathers regularly in the backyard of Connie Tipado—who opened her home to as many as 48 of the relatives in need—where they visit and exchange information, eat Creole cooking, and long for home. When they do return to Saint Bernard several months later, however, the initial feelings of elation quickly give way to frustration: jobs for African-Americans remain scarce, most churches and schools are still closed, and any chance for government assistance beyond FEMA trailers is concealed beneath layers of bureaucratic red tape. Professors from the University of New Orleans, along with a local historian and a newspaper columnist, talk about the history of the parish, the significance and strength of Creole culture, and the continuing negative effects of Katrina, including how the lack of a coordinated government response adversely affects families trying to rebuild social networks. A thoughtful, heartfelt portrait of one strong family—which serves as an apt reminder that even though the media has moved on, Katrina is still having a major impact on people’s lives—this is recommended. Aud: H, C, P. (J. Wadland).


Still Waiting: Life after Katrina. By: Mandel, Elliot. Booklist, 2/1/2008, Vol. 104 Issue 11, p68, 1p; (AN 29989043). Full text below:
This program sheds light on the startling reality facing one extended African American Creole family who were forced to sift through the wreckage of their homes and ponder their future following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Connie, Katie, and Janie--sisters and matriarchs of the 155-member Tipado family of St. Bernard Parish--describe how the family evacuated to Connie's home in Dallas, where they found refuge and a semblance of community in the months immediately following the destruction. The film follows various family members as they return to Louisiana to face the rubble. Though family members take comfort in familiar surroundings, local foods, and strong faith, they find the reality of rebuilding uncovers painful questions about the future and familial bonds. This intimate portrait gives faces and voices to displaced and returning New Orleanians who face isolation, renewed racial prejudice, and government bureaucracy in their earnest attempts to rebuild.--Elliot Mandel