New Orleans, LA – The St. Tammany Parish Chamber of Commerce is putting on an exciting event next week that is sure to attract attention from local businesses and publications across the region. Jollaine Schear talks with the organizers of the event and the executive offer of the Chamber of Commerce on what they have in store.
New Orleans, La. – The final report ordered by President Obama says that if changes aren't made in how offshore drilling is conducted, there will be another spill. Co-chairman Bob Graham says the new Congress should raise salaries of government inspectors who oversee the industry - even if the current political climate leans toward cutting government regulations and spending.
New Orleans, La. – Garret Graves says the commission's report due next Tuesday should outline ways to step up oil and gas operations he says are vital to the national economy.
"We'd like to see the commission coming out and recommending that we quickly move forward on lifting - fully lifting this moratorium, whether it's an official or unofficial moratorium on deepwater and shallow-water oil and gas production."
New Orleans, Louisiana – It's been over eight months since British Petroleum's Macondo oil well explosion devastated Louisiana's coastal ecosystems and the industries which rely on them. Job losses from the disaster have rippled far and wide - extending to a group of Vietnamese women, and friends, living in New Orleans East. Eve Abrams visited with a group of former employees of P & J Oyster House.
New Orleans, La. – The historic Sazerac Bar is special to a lot of New Orleanians, though it's extra special for one of my best friends. Let's call him Keith since, well, that's his name. He had a first date there with a young medical student named Eva one night in 2002, when the hotel where the Sazerac is located was called the Fairmont.
New Orleans, La. – Multi-award winning singer, actor and dancer- Jason Graae- brings his one man cabaret act, Graae's Anatomy, to the Crescent City. It's an evening of song, dance and story with a heavy dose of humor! Performances January 7,8 and 9 at Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Avenue.