Floods this summer revealed that New Orleans’ drainage system hasn’t been working at full capacity. Since then, the city has been scrambling to improve the system in a number of ways — from repairing drainage pumps to clearing catch basins on the street. This weekend, the city will teach citizens how to clean catch basins themselves. They’re calling it Adopt-A-Catch Basin. Catch basins are those grated gutters on the sides of the road. When it rains, water flows through those grates before it’s pumped out of the city.
ALL THINGS NEW ORLEANS
On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans , we'll share the latest episode of the Listening Post , which focuses on New Orleanians who are in recovery from a gunshot wound. Then we'll discuss the upcoming Ponderosa Stomp Festival , an event that celebrates the music and lives of American music's unsung heroes. And, we'll share another story from Bring Your Own ; a live storytelling series.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfjZ1otkS3o After racial slurs were scrawled outside black students' doors at the U.S. Air Force Academy's preparatory school, Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria gathered all 4,000 cadets in a hall Thursday so they could hear one message: Treat people with dignity and respect — or get out. "That kind of behavior has no place at the prep school, it has no place at USAFA, and it has no place in the United States Air Force," Silveria said, in a speech that has...
FOOD & DINING
In deepest summer, there is a certain mindset in New Orleans that regards the outdoors as enemy territory. Maybe you’ve succumbed to it once or twice yourself. When this mindset sinks in, the outdoors is something to be monitored and cordoned. You dash from door to door at your own risk, and air conditioning on an outing for dinner or drinks is as necessary as air tanks for a deep sea dive. When true fall arrives, of course, all is forgiven and an outdoor perch is the place to be.