New Orleans, La. – John Barry knows what damage is possible from a raging Mississippi River. His book "Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America" details the destruction of levee breaks.
"Frankly it makes me a little nervous to see this much water in the river. Maybe because I know the power in the river."
New Orleans, LA – The Greater New Orleans Foundation is the community foundation serving the region of metropolitan New Orleans. Their President & CEO Dr. Albert Ruesga recently discussed their role in the surrounding area.
New Orleans, LA – Most people think of art in the classroom as art for art's sake, not as an essential tool employed by schools to achieve academic or personal success. Since the 1960's, however, Young Audiences of Louisiana has grown into an arts education organization that integrates dance, music, visual and theatrical arts into the studies of New Orleans' public school students.
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New Orleans, La. – The 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, presented by Shell, kicks off it's second weekend of stellar musical performances. It is also host to what's billed as the largest celebration of Haitian culture in the U.S., since the 2010 earthquake. We go Inside the Arts for a look at two points of interest. JazzFest runs thru May 8th
New Orleans, LA – Angela Taylor investigates Young Audiences of Louisiana, Diane Mack takes a look at the Haitian cultural celebrate at Jazzfest, and poet Gian Smith discusses his involvement in with HBO's Treme.
New Orleans, La. – Dr. Nancy Rabalais is the executive director of the Louisiana University Marine Consortium. She's been studying the phenomenon known as dead zones of depleted oxygen in the Gulf. The hole blown in the levee near Wyatt, Missouri, means water will inundate farmland and avoid residential areas. But Rabalais says the water is flowing over farmland full of fertilizers containing nitrogen, which depletes oxygen levels, and will rejoin the river system and end up in the Gulf.
New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the new book from longtime Chicago Tribune and Downbeat critic Howard Reich - "Let Freedom Swing: Collected Writings on Jazz, Blues and Gospel"...
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