New Orleans, LA Detriot , Mich – Rebuilding Detroit Schools: A Tale of Two Cities. 1 hour call-in discussion program about the reforms in New Orleans and Detroit Public Schools. Paul Vallas guest. WWNO in cooperation with Michigan Radio. Aired May 25, 2010 at 2pm.
New Orleans, LA – The Louisiana Composers Forum is a new organization created to foster the development of new classical music in Louisiana. With support from the Arts Council of New Orleans and the New Orleans Musicians Foundation, the Louisiana Composers Forum will have its first concert on September 29, 2010 at the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans. Submissions are now being accepted for this performance. The deadline for submissions to be received is July 3, 2010. All Louisiana residents are eligible to apply. WWNO's Paul Maassen s/w with the project founder Chris Edmunds.
New Orleans, La. – BP executive Doug Suttles says he understands Salazar's frustration that oil is still gushing from the well. But he says BP has what it will take to end the crisis that's now in its second month.
"Of the international oil and gas companies, we're the biggest deepwater producer in the world. We probably have as much if not more capability than any other company in the world in this space. We've brought in the experts from the other oil and gas companies and from the government."
New Orleans, La. – Jindal says that BP isn't deploying nearly enough boats to capture the oil. One local leader commandeered 50 vessels he says were idle and sent them out to protect the area around Grand Isle just outside the wetlands in Jefferson Parish. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry says she understands people are upset.
New Orleans, La. – State and local leaders want to build 80 miles of sand bars to block oil now seeping into wetlands. They're blasting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for taking weeks to approve dredging permits. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry says all plans must be evaluated.
New Orleans, La. – NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco says experts still don't know how much oil is in the Gulf, if there are in fact underwater streams that some say are 10 miles long, or where it will end up.
"The probes activate upon hitting the ocean surface and immediately begin transmitting data about sea temperature, salinity and currents back to computers aboard the aircraft, providing information about surface and subsurface oceanography."