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The Sound of Books
2:51 am
Wed March 2, 2011

The Reading Life 3/1/11

New Orleans, LA – It's Carnival time with Rex historian Dr. Stephen Hales, the indispensable historian/publisher Arthur Hardy, and poet/lawyer Maurice Legardeur!

Gulf Oil Spill
9:24 pm
Tue March 1, 2011

Jindal Diverts Funds For Coastal Projects; Will Bill BP

New Orleans, La. – Governor Jindal says the money will be spent on reestablishing oyster beds, building sand fences, planting vegetation and setting up artificial reefs along the shoreline.

"We urge BP to follow our lead. Replenish these funds as quickly as possible. Help fund other steps to restore our coast. I encourage BP to truly make it right."

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:06 pm
Tue March 1, 2011

First Deepwater Drilling Permit Issued Since Deepwater Horizon Disaster

New Orleans, La. – The Interior Department is allowing Noble Energy to resume drilling its well 70 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana. Drilling was stopped after four days when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded. The government says permission was granted after the company showed it's capable of containing a spill with a new capping stack system. Governor Bobby Jindal says the move is a "good first step" to getting thousands of oil and gas crews back to work.
For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming.

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WWNO News Features
5:51 pm
Tue March 1, 2011

Streetcars made in New Orleans

New Orleans, LA – Recently, the Regional Transit Authority announced plans to build a new streetcar line along North Rampart and St. Claude between Canal and Press Streets. A spur along Elysian Fields will connect this line with the Riverfront line at Esplanade Avenue. Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-2012. More lines mean more streetcars on the move. And who are the craftspeople here in New Orleans who keep the streetcars rolling? WWNO's Zoe Sullivan set out to find them.

Gulf Oil Spill
9:12 pm
Mon February 28, 2011

Gulf Task Force Reviews Coastal Problems Before BP Spill

New Orleans, La. – The task force is chaired by Lisa Jackson, a New Orleans native who now heads the Environmental Protection Agency.

"As someone who grew up here I know that the challenges facing this ecosystem go back much further than the BP spill. We are here to respond to that single devastating event. However, a full restoration simply will not be possible unless we address the environmental problems that have plagued this region for so long."

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:09 pm
Mon February 28, 2011

Seafood Safety Still A Tough Sell

New Orleans, La. – The Food and Drug Administration is overseeing testing of Gulf seafood. Spokesman Robert Dickey of the FDA's seafood lab in Dauphin Island, Alabama reassured the panel that seafood is safe to eat.

"I am not aware of anywhere else that has undergone this level of testing."

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Gulf Oil Spill
7:19 pm
Mon February 28, 2011

Gulf Task Force Meeting In New Orleans

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Where Y'Eat
1:57 pm
Sat February 26, 2011

Teatime for Hoffman

Gulf Oil Spill
10:28 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

Government Scientists Studying Dolphins Washing Ashore

New Orleans, La. – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is reporting more than 50 dead dolphins have washed ashore. NOAA marine fisheries spokeswoman Connie Barclay says they're being recovered from Louisiana to Florida, and they're young. She says there could be many reasons for the increase, in addition to the BP spill.

"It can be anything from infectious disease to harmful alga blooms or environmental factors like loud sounds or chemicals or something in the water."

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WWNO Commentary
7:01 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

Striking the Knowledge Factory

Dr. Andre Perry

New Orleans, LA – Dr, Andre Perry discusses a need to return to teaching for creativity instead of test-taking.

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