New Orleans, LA – Flood waters along the Mississippi are at record levels, and Saturday the Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza Spillway, allowing water to spill from the Mississippi River into the Atchafalaya River Basin. This weekend, Zoe Sullivan visited a different structure designed to regulate water flow between the rivers, the Old River Control System.
New Orleans, LA – The latest issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas includes an excerpt from geographer Richard Campanella's latest book, Lincoln in New Orleans: The 1828-1831 Flatboat Voyages and Their Place in History. WWNO's Paul Maassen recently spoke with Campanella about the iconic president's trip down the Mississippi.
New Orlean, LA – Abraham Lincoln travels down the Mississippi river, Diane Mack visits the latest exhibit at NOMA's centennial celebration, and Jack Hopke talks about the upcoming New Orleans Wine & Food Experience.
New Orleans, La. – Those who choose the meatless lifestyle have long found the going a bit bumpier in New Orleans, especially when they dine out, and most especially if their idea of the vegetarian diet happens to be so orthodox as to exclude seafood. Of course, some may naturally assume that vegetarians forego fish as a matter of course, but that's not always the case with the special food attitudes that New Orleanians of the old school bring to the game.
New Orleans, LA – WWNO's Paul Maassen and Loyola's Director of Environmental Communication, Bob Thomas, host a special news presentation about the swelling Mississippi river. Join us as a panel of experts discuss the consequences of this year's surging floodwaters and what the ramifications will mean for southern Louisiana.
Krotz Springs, LA – This weekend, St. Landry Parish officials ordered a mandatory evacuation to protect those living in low lying areas south of I-10. Still, not everyone has decided to leave. Julia Botero reports.