New Orleans, Louisiana – Ever since oil spewed into Gulf waters last April, folks who work and live in Shell Beach, Louisiana have been waiting -- waiting to see what happens to the marine animals their livelihoods depend upon, and waiting to find out the full effects on the businesses and community they rebuild after Katrina. Over nine months since the Macondo Well exploded, Eve Abrams found that the residents of Shell Beach have few answers, only more questions.
New Orleans – Today-on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the recent book by New Orleans mediator, psychotherapist and freelance writer Orissa Arend - "Showdown in Desire: the Black Panthers Take a Stand in New Orleans"...
To find out more about Orissa Arend, "Showdown in Desire" - or the audio version of the book - please click here .
New Orleans, LA – Local early childhood education advocates are closely monitoring the budget battle shaping up between the Obama Administration and House Republicans' vastly different funding philosophies for the nation's Head Start program. At the same time, Louisiana's highly praised L-A-4 pre-k program lingers in limbo, under-funded and, therefore, under-utilized. Angela Taylor takes a closer look at what this means for New Orleans.