New Orleans, La. – The America's Wetland Foundation is coordinating communities along the Gulf Coast to study coastal areas that can be saved, and those that can't. Robert Twilley is vice president of research at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. He says the historical consensus to tame the river just isn't working.
New Orleans, LA – 50 years after they began, the Freedom Rides reached their destination yesterday in New Orleans. In 1961, courageous young women and men, Black and White, boarded buses to ride across the South in defiance of segregation laws. Zoe Sullivan has more.
New Orleans, La. – Governor Jindal says it appears likely that the Morganza Spillway north of Baton Rouge will open, diverting floodwater over small communities in the Atchafalaya River Basin to the Gulf of Mexico.
"It's just like with a hurricane. Act and be prepared as if this storm is coming directly towards us. If it veers off it's certainly better to be over prepared."
New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu is asking that despite a desire to watch the river rush past, people need to stay off the levees while workers monitor the condition of the structures.
"The bottom line is that, as of right now and based on all the information that we have available to us, and the information that we believe will be forthcoming, indicates that that the situation is that the city of New Orleans is safe."
New Orleans, La. – One of the stereotypes we endure as New Orlenanians is our dogged resistance to change. Somehow, this is supposed to be a bad thing. But when you have such rich traditions and cultural touchstones that are so particular to a place, well, why would anyone be in big rush to change them?