New Orleans, LA – The taqueria, or its mobile spin-off, the taco truck, functions like a tortilla-based society. Most of the fare served from these utterly casual kitchens is either cradled, folded, wrapped or scattered over some kind of tortilla. That's why, among such choices, the torta is a rebel, and sometimes it can prove an unexpectedly adventurous option for a quick bite on the go.
New Orleans, Louisiana – Spring has finally arrived in New Orleans and blossoms are blooming. But not just anyone can cut, arrange, and sell those pretty plants. Louisiana is the only state in the country which requires florists to be licensed, and that means passing a test which includes arranging flowers. One group of would-be New Orleans florists is challenging this law first put in place in 1939. Eve Abrams brings us this story.
New Orleans – Best-selling author - and New Orleans native Michael Lewis is atop the New York Times Best Sellers list again with his new book "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine" - a character-rich tale of the handful of investors who went short and won in the recent financial meltdown precipitated by the collapse of the sub-prime mortgage market.
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New Orleans, LA – Teachers, staff and school leaders aren't the only ones making a difference in the promising new realm of public education in New Orleans. Every day, local residents from all walks of life are leading after-school classes, enrichment programs, tutoring sessions and workshops in art, music, writing, life skills and more. And many of them are making these contributions thanks to New Orleans Outreach.
New Orleans, LA – David hoover talks about the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival in the French Quarter, Cathy Washington of the Urban League of Greater New Orleans on the 2010 Public School Expo, Food writer Michael Stern chats about The New Orleans Roadfood Festival