New Orleans, La. – The Mississippi River's great inundation of the Atchafalaya Basin brought this part of Louisiana to the attention of a lot of people watching events unfold around the country, and even for plenty of people here in Louisiana it revealed the basin in a new light.
New Orleans, LA – Susan Bonnett works to improve the quality of life on the Northshore, Madeleine Albright showcases her pins at the New Orleans Museum of Art, and Lori Waselchuk publishes a series of photographs about Angola State Prison's hospice program.
New Orleans, La. – Professor Nancy Rabalais of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium says two factors are combining to form a dead zone predicted to be the size of Delaware and New Jersey. That's more than 9400 miles covered on the bottom of the Continental shelf.
New Orleans, LA – On the June 14 edition of The Reading Life: Some great readers from Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy -- Courtney Beamer, Enjoli Gilbert, and Haley Gomez -- and their fabulous librarian Elizabeth Kahn. Also, a talk with Jason Berry, author of "Render Unto Rome: The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church.
New Orleans, La. – As her mother Bessie grew older, Uptown resident Anita Williams resolved to take a more active role in caring for her, eventually leaving her job to become a fulltime caregiver at her side. It's a calling based on love and devotion, but Anita admits that she, like others in similar situations, can feel overwhelmed.
New Orleans, La. – The Gulf Restoration Network along with the Florida Wildlife Federation filed a federal lawsuit last year to force the EPA to release the ingredients of Corexit and other dispersants. More than 2 million gallons were applied to the surface as well as at the wellhead to break apart the crude oil.