New Orleans, LA – WWNO's Paul Maassen and Loyola's Director of Environmental Communication, Bob Thomas, host a special news presentation about the swelling Mississippi river. Join us as a panel of experts discuss the consequences of this year's surging floodwaters and what the ramifications will mean for southern Louisiana.
Krotz Springs, LA – This weekend, St. Landry Parish officials ordered a mandatory evacuation to protect those living in low lying areas south of I-10. Still, not everyone has decided to leave. Julia Botero reports.
New Orleans, La. – The America's Wetland Foundation is coordinating communities along the Gulf Coast to study coastal areas that can be saved, and those that can't. Robert Twilley is vice president of research at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. He says the historical consensus to tame the river just isn't working.
New Orleans, LA – 50 years after they began, the Freedom Rides reached their destination yesterday in New Orleans. In 1961, courageous young women and men, Black and White, boarded buses to ride across the South in defiance of segregation laws. Zoe Sullivan has more.