New Orleans, La. – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says he welcomes the report of the 10-month investigation.
"Yes. I invited the Department of Justice to come in to the city of New Orleans and to lend their substantial expertise, their historical knowledge about what works and what doesn't work so that we could actually transform the streets of the city of New Orleans into a place that is safe, because if there is no safety there is no freedom. Where there is no freedom there is no peace."
New Orleans, LA – Curator Mark Cave discusses his exhibit, "Drawn to Life: Al Hirschfeld and the Theater of Tennessee Williams," at the Historic New Orleans Collection's Williams Research Center, and Stephen Rea discusses his book, "Finn McCool's Football Club: The Birth, Death, and Resurrection of a Pub Soccer Team in the City of the Dead."
New Orleans, La. – Ministers from throughout the Gulf Coast say their members - especially those with low or fixed incomes - are being crushed by financial losses caused by the spill. They say victims include a grandmother no longer needed for babysitting children because their mothers are losing their jobs.
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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