New Orleans, Louisiana – This Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of Preservation Hall, the French Quarter sanctuary for traditional New Orleans Jazz. Eve Abrams brings us this tribute to the venue which, despite many changes, still showcases New Orleans' indigenous music each night, and nurtures the culture it's inextricably tied to.
New Orleans, La. – No Frenchman would recognize the distinctively airy, outsized po-boy loaves we call French bread around here as his own. But take that same Gallic visitor to Tartine and I'm confident he'd feel a little more at home.
New Orleans, La. – The president of the Associated Branch Pilots says new restrictions are starting tomorrow limiting the depth of vessels from 45 feet to 43 feet below the surface. That means lighter cargo and lost income to maritime interests. Captain Mike Lorino joined a panel of lawmakers and business leaders at the Port of New Orleans calling on the Corps to step up the dredging work.
"They have left the Mississippi River - the greatest waterway in the world - open to disaster."
Topping: 1/3 cup pecans, almonds or walnuts, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
Filling: 2 cups peeled and sliced peaches 1 cup blueberries 1 tablespoon flour 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
New Orleans, LA – This Week on The Reading Life with Susan Larson,novelist Sara Gran, author of the new mystery, Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, is this week's guest. Next, enjoy a Fred Kasten interview with Howard Reich, author of Let Freedom Swing: Collected Writings on Jazz, Blues and Gospel. Susan closes with a compelling review on Ann Patchett's new novel, State of Wonder, and her picks for summer books.
New Orleans, La. – The 30 graduates own small businesses that include pest control, martial arts, shoe sales, construction and demolition. They received business, legal and planning advice through a nationwide program to distribute $500 million dollars from the investment bank Goldman Sachs. Buffett says his investment firm has bought many companies that started with only a few hundreds dollars.
New Orleans, La. – The White House is sending Surgeon General Regina Benjamin and Joshua DuBois, executive director of the administration's Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. It's convened by the Points of Light Institute formed more than 20 years ago by former President George H.W. Bush. Institute Chief Executive Officer Michelle Nunn says New Orleans has a lot to offer the organization.