This past weekend, a photography exhibit commemorating the three year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina opened at the New Orleans Museum of Art, across the hall from another Katrina-related exhibit which showcases the artwork of children. This second exhibit, called "Coping with Katrina", is a result of NOMA's art therapy initiative.
While people in New Orleans get back to their routines after Hurricane Gustav, some in the Louisiana National Guard have put their own recovery on hold while they pitch in where they're assigned.
Some members of the 141st Field Artillery unit took a break from setting up distribution points for people to pick up food and supplies to speak with WWNO. They had all been in Baghdad when Hurricane Katrina hit.
For the duration of Hurricane Gustav, WWNO will broadcast network programming. We are doing this so that our staff and their families may safely evacuate. We will return as soon as possible after the storm.
Best Wishes For Everyone's Saftey, Paul Maassen WWNO GM.
Current info on the storm http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.
Here is a list of some of the State agencies and other hurricane related resources:
American Red Cross www.preparelouisiana.redcross.org (866) GET-INFO or (866) 438-4636
Henriette DeLille, the founder of the order of the Sisters of the Holy Family, may become the first African-American saint. A new exhibit at the New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History pays homage to Sister DeLille's life's work.
Just as the New Orleans theater community received from New York after Katrina, Cedar Rapids Iowa will receive from New Orleans when Le Chat Noir Cabaret presents HeartSong 2. WWNO's Deb Albertson tells us how and why the singers are honing their craft for Thursday night's performance.
Locals as well as visitors to New Orleans can enjoy the entire legendary St. Charles Avenue streetcar line. It now runs all the way to the end of the line at Claiborne and Carrollton. WWNO's Deb Albertson reports.