Drew Hawkins

Drew Hawkins is an award-winning journalist and writer in New Orleans. He's the producer and host of "Micro," a podcast for short but powerful writing. You can find his work on NPR, The Guardian, LitHub and elsewhere.


Race to the Bank

In 1656, the royal court of Sweden granted a Latvian-born German/Dutch/Swedish entrepreneur, financier and financial innovator named Johan Palmstruch permission to start a bank....

Politics and the Ports

New Orleans’ port system has been making the news a lot lately. From Port NOLA’s ongoing efforts to build a container terminal facility that...

The Other Insurance

The insurance industry in Louisiana has been getting a lot of attention. But while flood and home insurance have dominated the headlines (and the...

Community Rising

When Marguerite Oestreicher arrived in the town of Jean Lafitte just a few days after Hurricane Ida devastated the region, the damage was so...

Battling Health Inequity

It’s important for the public to be aware that up to 80% of an individual’s health outcomes are determined not by their particular anatomy...

Fair Winds and Following Seas

Strong. Diverse. Historic. These are just a few of the words experts use to describe the future of the maritime industry in South Louisiana. With...
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Think of the Children

Ask any parent of school-aged children and they’ll tell you that the pandemic was tough for kids. Not only were many deprived of social...

Nursing Corps

It’s no secret that the healthcare industry in Louisiana — and all over the country — has a nursing staffing problem. This isn’t a new...

New Year, New Portfolio

The cliche “new year, new you” belies very real possibility. The start of a new year is a great time to try new things...

A Dream and a Dome

Legend has it that when Dave Dixon — businessman and chairman of the city’s municipal sports commission — proposed the idea of the Superdome...

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