Keith O'Brien

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Drummer And Tuba Player Work To Stay Sharp For Band And College

Thursday, November 06, 2014

In May, we shared the story of a New Orleans high school marching band. Two students earned scholarships to play for Jackson State University's marching band, the Sonic Boom of the South.


The End Of Summer Means The End Of 'Snowballs' In New Orleans

Monday, September 29, 2014

The snowball is just crushed ice and syrup. Legal battles have been waged over snowball patents and recipes, and locals understand why — it's because the snowball is worth fighting for.


At A New Orleans High School, Marching Band Is A Lifeline For Kids

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Reporter Keith O'Brien spent a year following the Edna Karr High School marching band. Being a member is more than just a way to be popular; the band offers students a pathway to college.


New Orleans Police Hope To 'Win The City Back,' One Kid At A Time

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In a city notorious for its murder rate, more than 90 percent of victims are black. To help break the cycle, police are testing a new approach: trying to win the hearts and minds of middle-schoolers.


A Common Story: Bullet's Trajectory Interrupts Child's Path

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Ka'nard Allen, 11, has been caught in New Orleans crossfire — twice. He survived, but his extraordinary story made him a symbol of the toll violence takes on children in American cities. What happens after the bullets stop flying? How does a child get up after being gunned down?


Back At School, Injured Player Fights On After Fateful Tackle

Friday, September 06, 2013

Devon Walker nearly died on the football field last fall, when the Tulane biology major went in for a tackle and broke his neck. Now paralyzed from the neck down, Walker is juggling class and rehab, and wants to stay as close as he can to the sport he loves — while coming to terms with life after his injury.


Ole Miss Turns Scary Racial Incident Into Teachable Moment

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Instead of forgetting about a racially charged rally last November, a professor and civil rights activist at the University of Mississippi will teach incoming freshmen about social media. The seminar also teaches freshmen how to interact with other students, using discussions to settle arguments instead of violence.


In La., Families Still Searching For Storm-Scattered Remains

Thursday, May 23, 2013

In August, Hurricane Isaac's 12-foot storm surge plowed through cemeteries in Plaquemines Parish, ripping tombs off their foundations and displacing the remains of almost 200 people. About 60 are still unidentified, and at least one is missing.


After shooting, New Orleans Area Begins To Return To Normal

Friday, May 17, 2013

Police in New Orleans have arrested six people in connection with last Sunday's mass shooting at a Mother's Day parade. Two brothers have been charged with 20 counts of attempted murder, for firing guns into a dancing crowd. Four others have been charged with assisting them after the fact.