New Orleans, La. – The Justice Department's civil rights division found New Orleans police have routinely used excessive force, racial profiling and conducted unconstitutional searches. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez says while some progress has been made under a new mayor and police superintendent, the problems run deep.
New Orleans, LA – With 80 public schools in the city, all managed and operated by varying entities and each charter being a school district unto itself, the most ambitious parent can easily find the entire process of choosing and applying to schools overwhelming. Angela Taylor takes a look at how parents are faring with the system.
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New Orleans, La. – Musicians and artists gear up for the 326th Anniversary of J.S Bach. The marathon celebration, Bach Around the Clock, kicks off Friday, March 18th at 7pm and ends Saturday, March 19th at midnight. The event is free with more than 300 performers. The birthday bash takes place at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Avenue.
New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu says the money will provide forgivable or low-interest loans. Applicants must open, renovate or expand retail outlets that sell fresh fruit and vegetables where access is lacking, especially for low-income residents. One of the applicants will be Dwayne Boudreaux, who's been trying to reopen Circle Food Store since it was flooded after Hurricane Katrina. The store in the former St. Bernard Market had been a community mainstay.
New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the new book by New York Times bestselling author and CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen - "The Longest War: the Enduring Conflict Between America and Al Qaeda"...
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New Orleans, LA – The Jane Austen Foundation strives to celebrate the life and works of a unique and cherished writer with a Literary Festival in Mandeville. Jollaine Schear talks to the organizers of the festival about some of the events and the significance of keeping this writer's memories alive.