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BP To Pay $18.7 Billion To Settle Gulf Coast Oil Spill Claims

BP on Thursday announced an $18.7 billion settlement with the U.S. government, five Gulf Coast states and more than 400 local governments. The agreement comes five years after the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.Eleven workers were killed in the accident.The company says the payments, to be made over the next 18 years, "settle all state and local claims arising from the event."The settlement was announced as a federal judge was about...
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NPR NEWS

A Dose Of Culinary Medicine Sends Med Students To The Kitchen

When it comes to premature death and disease, what we eat ranks as the single most important factor, according to a study in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Yet few doctors say they feel properly trained to dispense dietary advice. One group, at least, is trying to fill that knowledge gap.In a bustling kitchen at one of Chicago's top cooking schools, a student cracks an egg into a wide, stainless steel bowl. But he's not an aspiring chef. His name is Emmanuel Quaidoo,...
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Charity Hospital Development Plans Proposed

Several proposals are being submitted to the state to revitalize the empty Charity Hospital in New Orleans. A nonprofit called “Healing Minds NOLA” is leading one effort to create a one-stop shop for mental health services.
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KATRINA: THE DEBRIS

Jason Saul

Katrina: The Debris // On The Road

You don't realize how much you appreciate traffic lights until you have to drive around a city without any. This week on Katrina: The Debris, getting around New Orleans, during and after the storm.
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Katrina: The Debris // Green Dot

  A coalition of local non-profits are trying to help educate business owners on emergency preparedness. 

 

A recent city survey asked local business owners what kind of steps they’d taken to deal with disasters and emergencies. 50%  said they had no written emergency plans. Around half also said they have no backup-generators, and no interruption insurance in case their businesses close suddenly. 

Ian McNulty


BP on Thursday announced an $18.7 billion settlement with the U.S. government, five Gulf Coast states and more than 400 local governments. The agreement comes five years after the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Eleven workers were killed in the accident.

The company says the payments, to be made over the next 18 years, "settle all state and local claims arising from the event."

Erin Krall / WWNO

Several proposals are being submitted to the state to revitalize the empty Charity Hospital in New Orleans. A nonprofit called “Healing Minds NOLA” is leading one effort to create a one-stop shop for mental health services.

There’s a battle going on in New Orleans-East and at the Louisiana Bond Commission, over acquisition of a 442-unit apartment complex known as Hidden Lakes. GMF -- Global Ministries Foundation, based in Memphis, Tennessee --is the buyer.

“We have almost 11-thousand units in eight states, as a faith-based housing development corporation,” GMF president Rev. Richard Hamlet told Louisiana’s Bond Commission last month.

Among those units are nearly 2500 apartments in Louisiana; in Lafayette, Lake Charles, and the greater New Orleans area. GMF is asking the bond commission to guarantee $24.5 million dollars so they can buy, renovate and run Hidden Lakes.  Area homeowner associations have been fighting it, because it’s Section 8 housing. State Sen. Edwin Murray has been facilitating meetings between homeowners’ associations and GMF property management, in an effort to resolve the impasse.

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Highly Flammable'

Jul 1, 2015
David Falconer / WWNO

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

Craig Morse

This week on Inside the Arts, it is official, YAYA —Young Aspirations, Young Artists, Inc. — opens its new arts center in Central City. We talk with YAYA's new chief executive officer Gene Meneray.

Then, Teatro Sin Fronteras /Theater Without Borders, a series of movable performances, celebrates the contributions of the city's Latino community to the rebirth of New Orleans as the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches.

Tegan Wendland / WWNO

St. Tammany Parish has one of the highest rates of suicide in the state. It’s a problem that advocates are trying to solve and officials are trying to understand.

There’s a new report from the Data Center on New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina.

This one focuses on new Latino immigrants who arrived to work in the area, nearly doubling the number of Latino residents in the region. 

Report co-author Lucas Diaz of Tulane University says the city needs policies to help the new residents feel welcome.

He says those policies should include having bilingual services.

For the past 27 years, Young Aspirations/Young Artists — or YAYA — has provided free arts and entrepreneurship classes for young people in New Orleans.

Now the group has a new Arts Center on LaSalle Street in Central City. They celebrated the grand opening on Tuesday.

Until now, YAYA had two studios. One in the Central Business District, the other in Mid-City.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC

Classical Music on WWNO

Beautiful classical music, from traditional to contemporary, on WWNO and WWNO2.

LOUISIANA STATE NEWS

Take Me to Church: Full Faith and Credit

There’s a battle going on in New Orleans-East and at the Louisiana Bond Commission, over acquisition of a 442-unit apartment complex known as Hidden Lakes. GMF -- Global Ministries Foundation, based in Memphis, Tennessee --is the buyer.“We have almost 11-thousand units in eight states, as a faith-based housing development corporation,” GMF president Rev. Richard Hamlet told Louisiana’s Bond Commission last month.Among those units are nearly 2500 apartments in Louisiana; in Lafayette, Lake Charles, and the greater New Orleans area. GMF is asking the bond commission to guarantee $24.5 million dollars so they can buy, renovate and run Hidden Lakes. Area homeowner associations have been fighting it, because it’s Section 8 housing. State Sen. Edwin Murray has been facilitating meetings between homeowners’ associations and GMF property management, in an effort to resolve the impasse.
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LE SHOW

Le Show For The Week Of June 28, 2015

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer has All In All: Same Sex Edition, Neanderthal Love, Read the Trades,News of the Warm, News of the Godly, News from Outside the Bubble, News of the Olympic Movement, What the Frack, The Apologies of the Week, and more!
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LOUISIANA EATS!

Thomas Walsh

Louisiana Eats: Growing Into Adulthood

Sooner or later, we all have to grow up, but exactly what that process entails can vary dramatically. On this week's Louisiana Eats!, we investigate what it means to be an adult and the journey of self-discovery.
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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life With Kent Wascom And Robert Brantley

This week on the Reading Life: Novelist Kent Wascom, author of the brilliant new novel, Secessia, and photographer Robert Brantley, author of Henry Howard: Louisiana’s Architect.
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