New Orleans – As discussion continues about Governor Jindal's request to study merging the University of New Orleans and Southern University at New Orleans, WWNO's Paul Maassen spoke with Times-Picayune higher education writer, John Pope - who wrote about the merger study this past Sunday.
New Orleans, La. – Silt is building up on the bottom and sides of the river channel leading to the Gulf of Mexico. The Army Corps of Engineers says budget cuts mean less dredging can be done. Port of New Orleans President Gary LaGrange (la-grahnj) says public agencies and maritime businesses are pressing Congress for more money.
New Orleans, La. – The co-chairmen of the National Oil Spill Commission are standing by the panel's findings and recommendations to prevent another disaster. Lawmakers took turns commending - and some slamming - the commission's final report. Some say it's premature because it doesn't include findings still being determined on why the blowout preventer failed. Co-chairman William Reilly says the review found systemic failures led to the rig explosion and spill, not one piece of equipment.
New Orleans, La. – Love,friendship,betrayal and sacrifice set the stage as the New Orleans Opera Association presents Bizet's The Pearl Fishers. New Orleans born soprano, Lisette Oropesa headlines this Indo-French love story. Performances are Friday January 28th at 8pm and Sunday January 30th at 2:30 pm at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. The production is complimented with dancers from the New Orleans Ballet Theater.
New Orleans, LA – For the past month, the Recovery School District has hosted public meetings throughout New Orleans to get feedback on its revised school facilities assignment lists. Angela Taylor reports on what's at stake.
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