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Education Matters
10:16 am
Wed September 8, 2010

Students Evaluate School Reform

New Orleans, LA – In the five years since Hurricane Katrina, public education in New Orleans has radically changed. The state-run recovery school district took over the vast majority of the city's public schools and has transformed most of those schools into privately run charters. In the first of an ongoing series for WWNO, Angela Taylor presents a portrait of how students are faring within the new system.

Gulf Oil Spill
3:50 pm
Tue September 7, 2010

Government Scientists Find No New Dead Zones From Oil Spill

New Orleans, La. – Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency say lower levels are probably caused by microbes eating the oil. Testing at 33-hundred to 43-hundred feet showed a 20 percent decline in oxygen levels. NOAA spokesman Steve Murawski says it's not a major concern.

"To date the decrease in oxygen has not been significant enough to cause hypoxia at depth - that is, the dead zone - - nor is it likely to going forward."

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Community Impact
10:11 am
Tue September 7, 2010

Community Impact Series - SPCA

New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Louisiana SPCA, Sept. 7, 2010

The consequences of the BP oil disaster turn up everywhere from Louisiana marshes and fishing docks to restaurant kitchens and the unemployment office. But the disaster is also evident at local animal shelters. Tearful scenes unfold at these shelters daily as an increasing number of families surrender their pets, unable to properly care for them through the financial turmoil of recent months.

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:41 pm
Sat September 4, 2010

Federal Authorities Have BP's Broken Blowout Preventer

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Gulf Oil Spill
4:15 pm
Sat September 4, 2010

BP Handing Over Failed Blowout Preventer

New Orleans, La. – National Incident Commander Thad Allen says the 300-ton device was clogged with icy slush as it was slowly lifted off the sea floor a mile under the surface. Crews have been making sure the equipment subpoenaed as evidence is flushed out and preserved. Allen says the well remains plugged from the top with mud and cement, and the new blowout preventer is secured.

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Where Y'Eat
1:12 pm
Sat September 4, 2010

Fresh Red Beans at Farmers Markets

New Orleans, LA –

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Gulf Oil Spill
11:32 am
Sat September 4, 2010

BP Installs New Blowout Preventer On Busted Well

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Gulf Oil Spill
4:02 pm
Fri September 3, 2010

Blowout Preventer Lifted Off BP Well

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Gulf Oil Spill
3:02 pm
Fri September 3, 2010

Oil Sheen Spotted Near Burned Mariner Energy Platform

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:06 pm
Thu September 2, 2010

BP Removes Capping Stack

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