conferences http://wwno.org en Make Mine A Double: The American Cocktail http://wwno.org/post/make-mine-double-american-cocktail <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite Louisiana’s scorching temperatures in July, thousands of visitors beat a path to New Orleans in search of a cold cocktail at the annual Tales of the Cocktail event. On this week’s show we’ll hear from the founder of </span><a href="http://talesofthecocktail.com/tales-of-the-cocktail-2014/2014-new-orleans-events/" target="_blank"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the conference</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, get a dose of history from</span><a href="http://www.kingcocktail.com/bitters.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> the King of Cocktails</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and hear how a smear campaign kept </span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/13/dining/reviews/13wine.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">absinthe</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> out of our liquor cabinets for 100 years.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Break out the ice, the bar’s open on this week’s </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisiana Eats!</em></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 14:50:17 +0000 Poppy Tooker 64243 at http://wwno.org Obama to Speak at Urban League Conference http://wwno.org/post/obama-speak-urban-league-conference <p>WASHINGTON &mdash; President Barack Obama will address the National Urban League Conference on July 25 in New Orleans.</p><p>The conference by one of the nation&#39;s oldest civil rights organizations is focused on increasing employment for African-Americans, who now face a jobless rate of 13.6 percent, nearly 5 percentage points higher than the national average.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 15:13:11 +0000 The Associated Press 14767 at http://wwno.org Astrologers Gaze into Future at New Orleans Meet http://wwno.org/post/astrologers-gaze-future-new-orleans-meet <p>They&#39;re seeing stars in New Orleans.</p><p>Roughly 1,500 astrologers from more than 30 countries have converged at the Mariott Hotel on Canal Street for the <a href="http://www.uacastrology.com/" target="_blank">United Astrology Conference</a>, where they will discuss planetary alignments and the role the solar system has in such matters as the economy and upcoming U.S. presidential race.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 16:36:58 +0000 The Associated Press 11959 at http://wwno.org