New Orleans, LA – This week on The Reading Life it is all about the music! Susan Larson talks with Times Picayune music writer Keith Spera, the author of Groove Interrupted: Loss, Renewal and the Music of New Orleans. Next, Fred Kasten with an interview with Howard Reich, author of Let Freedom Swing: Collected Writings on Jazz, Blues and Gospel. Susan then reviews Preston Lauterbach's The Chitlin Circuit and the Road to Rock and Roll.
New Orleans, La. – Senator Landrieu says she's ready to support a plan from anyone that will keep the country solvent and raise the debt ceiling. She was asked if there's a real possibility that the nation will default on its debt.
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New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the critically acclaimed new book by Memphis-based writer Preston Lauterbach - "The Chitlin' Circuit and the Road to Rock 'N' Roll"...
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New Orleans, La. – The Saints aren't just a tourism draw. The president of the Greater New Orleans Incorporated economic development agency says the Saints' value runs deep. GNO President Michael Hecht says studies show 47-hundred jobs are connected to the team. And he says it spirals out from there.
New Orleans, La. – Excitable chickens greet visitors to a coop tucked away behind a Kenner landscaping nursery not far from the river. This is only their temporary home, however. Soon, this boisterous flock will relocate to a new farm now under development by the Latino Farmers Cooperative of Louisiana where they'll produce a lot more than eggs.
New Orleans, La. – The Nature Conservancy had just about finished setting up an artificial oyster reef in Vermilion Bay when vessels it needed were diverted to contain the BP spill. The group had carefully selected the location, as conservation program director Richard Martin explains.
New Orleans, La. – Democratic Senator Landrieu held a news conference on Capitol Hill with Republican colleagues who supported the bill. Nine of the ten senators from Gulf states affected by the spill are co-signers. Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas has not joined in the effort. But Landrieu says a healthy Gulf of Mexico is essential to the nation, which gets 30 percent of its commercial fish supply from the region.
New Orleans, La. – Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu and Alabama Republican Senator Richard Shelby have introduced legislation designed to keep 80 percent of BP fines for Clean Water Act violations in the Gulf region. Without that designation the funds would be sent to the federal treasury. Landrieu says restoring the Gulf is a national issue.