Jason Saul http://wwno.org en For The First Time In 70 Years, Wild Whooping Cranes Have Laid Eggs In Louisiana http://wwno.org/post/first-time-70-years-wild-whooping-cranes-have-laid-eggs-louisiana <p>A mated pair of Whooping Cranes has produced eggs in the Louisiana wild for the first time in 70 years, the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced Tuesday.</p><p>The announcement, made by LDWF Secretary Robert Barham at the 13th North American Crane Workshop in Lafayette, is a watershed moment in the reintroduction of the endangered birds to the wild. Once widespread, the Whooping Crane population had plummeted to just 21 total birds by the 1940s, mostly due to hunting and the conversion of wetland habitat into agricultural fields.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:36:05 +0000 Jason Saul 58598 at http://wwno.org 2014 French Quarter Festival Map http://wwno.org/post/2014-french-quarter-festival-map <p>The 2014 French Quarter Festival is April 10-13. Over 1,400 musicians will perform on 21 stages located throughout French Quarter and along the riverfront.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:15:39 +0000 Jason Saul 58192 at http://wwno.org Saints Preseason Schedule Announced http://wwno.org/post/saints-preseason-schedule-announced <p>The New Orleans Saints preseason schedule was announced Wednesday afternoon.</p><p>The Saints will begin the preseason in St. Louis versus the Rams, then travel home to face the Tennessee Titans. Those dates are still to be announced.</p><p>The preseason opener against the Rams will feature a familiar face at defensive coordinator on the St. Louis sideline: former Saints Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams. Williams was a central figure in the bounty scandal that sidelined key New Orleans players and coaches during the 2012 season.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:58:20 +0000 Jason Saul 58113 at http://wwno.org Flash Flood Warnings Remain In Effect For Much Of Metro Area http://wwno.org/post/flash-flood-warnings-remain-effect-much-metro-area <p></p><p><em><strong>Update, 1:05 p.m.: Flash Flood Warnings remain in effect through 2 p.m. for Orleans, Plaquemines, Jefferson and St. Bernard Parishes.</strong></em></p><p>The National Weather Service's New Orleans office has issued Flash Flood Warnings for much of the metro region.</p><p><strike>The warnings are in effect until 12 p.m. Central Time.</strike></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:06:06 +0000 Jason Saul 57207 at http://wwno.org 2014 Jazz Fest Schedule Announced http://wwno.org/post/2014-jazz-fest-schedule-announced <p>The full schedule for the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nojazzfest.com/" target="_blank">2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell</a>&nbsp;— commonly referred to as "the cubes" — was released Tuesday morning.</p><p>Highlights of this year's Jazz Fest include Eric Clapton, Phish, Arcade Fire, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Trombone Shorty and many, many more:</p><p>http://youtu.be/9EnxshehPDE</p><p>This year's festival posters were also released today:</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:46:39 +0000 Jason Saul 56966 at http://wwno.org Colon Health Fair At WJMC Focused On Education And Prevention http://wwno.org/post/colon-health-fair-wjmc-focused-education-and-prevention <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A giant inflatable colon took over a conference room at </span><a href="http://www.wjmc.org/colon/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">West Jefferson Medical Center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Monday, the centerpiece of the hospital’s annual Colon Health Fair — an event dedicated to providing information on the risks and causes of, and treatments for, colon cancer.</span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:58:23 +0000 Jason Saul 56896 at http://wwno.org 90.5 KTLN Experiencing Technical Difficulties http://wwno.org/post/905-ktln-experiencing-technical-difficulties <p>KTLN 90.5 FM, the New Orleans Public Radio signal for Houma and Thibodeaux, is experiencing technical difficulties and is currently off the air while our engineers make repairs.</p><p>We appreciate your patience! Listeners in Houma, Thibodeaux&nbsp;and around the world can tune in to all our programming <a href="http://wwno.org/player" target="_blank">on our website</a>, or on 89.9 FM in the New Orleans area.</p> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 23:36:48 +0000 Jason Saul 56842 at http://wwno.org NOPD To Conduct Thursday Night Sobriety Checkpoint http://wwno.org/post/nopd-conduct-thursday-night-sobriety-checkpoint-0 <p>The New Orleans Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night, the department announced in a press release.</p><p>The sobriety checkpoint will begin at approximately 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, and last until about 5 a.m. the next morning. The NOPD says motorists should expect minimal delays, and should have proper documentation, including proof of insurance and a driver's license.</p><p>The NOPD is required to provide advance notice of a sobriety checkpoint, but not its exact location.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:44:30 +0000 Jason Saul 56526 at http://wwno.org Environmental Groups Sue Plaquemines Coal Terminal For Violating Clean Water Act http://wwno.org/post/environmental-groups-sue-plaquemines-coal-terminal-violating-clean-water-act <p>A lawsuit filed Tuesday morning by a coalition of environmental groups says the <a href="http://www.oiltanking.com/Oiltanking/en/services/terminals/dry_bulk/oiltanking_UBT.php" target="_blank">United Bulk Terminal</a>, a coal export plant in Plaquemines Parish, is polluting the Mississippi River and threatening communities, and wetlands, nearby.</p><p>With a number of new coal plants scheduled to come online in the next few years, the lawsuit seeks to bring the plant into compliance with the law, and up to the standards of other states.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:48:16 +0000 Jason Saul 56263 at http://wwno.org The Most Exciting Spot To Watch Mardi Gras Parades? Before They Begin http://wwno.org/post/most-exciting-spot-watch-mardi-gras-parades-they-begin <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Record-breaking crowds have flocked to New Orleans for this year's Mardi Gras celebration. It's an all-consuming holiday that wouldn't be quite complete without returning from a parade with a neck draped in beads. However, many people say it's the bands that march in the parades that they enjoy most.</span></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:34:14 +0000 Jason Saul 55067 at http://wwno.org