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Gulf Oil Spill
2:06 pm
Wed August 18, 2010

No Decision Yet On How To Conduct Bottom Kill

New Orleans, La. – National Incident Commander Thad Allen says engineers are still reviewing ways to ready the broken well for a bottom kill, which involves pumping heavy mud and cement through the bottom. Officials had been aiming for starting the bottom kill by this time.

"I've always said this will be conditions-based. We're concerned about the vital signs of this well. We continue to be concerned about the vital signs. Our first goal is to do no harm."

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Louisiana Eats!
3:55 am
Wed August 18, 2010

Chili Peppers and Rose Wine

Pepper Vinegar

1 pint small, hot peppers of choice
1 pint of cider vinegar

Put the peppers in a clean, glass bottle. Fill with vinegar and screw the top on tightly. Store the pepper vinegar in a cool, dark place for at least a week before using.

Use as a condiment as desired.

***This pepper vinegar improves with age and can be renewed by periodically adding more vinegar to the bottle. It is not necessary to add more peppers.

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The Sound of Books
12:20 am
Wed August 18, 2010

Dan Baum's New York Times Bestseller "Nine Lives"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - Dan Baum's New York Times Bestseller "Nine Lives" - part-2 of our series spotlighting some of the best books written in response to Katrina - leading up to the 5th anniversary of the storm on August 29, 2010...

For more information about Dan Baum - and "Nine Lives" - please click here .

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WWNO News Features
6:12 pm
Tue August 17, 2010

Remembrance of Photographer Herman Leonard

New Orleans – When photographer Herman Leonard died Saturday in Los Angeles - at age 87 - he left a rich legacy of some of the finest photographic portraits ever made of such iconic American musicians as Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington and Mile Davis. This remembrance is drawn from a 1996 interview with WWNO's Fred Kasten...

For more information on Herman Leonard and his work - please click here .

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Community Impact
2:11 pm
Tue August 17, 2010

Community Impact Series - Louisiana Bucket Brigade

New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Louisiana Bucket Brigade, Aug. 17, 2010

The sheer scale of the Gulf oil disaster came as a shock to many people around the region. But some of those who closely monitor the petrochemical industry in Louisiana point out that this current crisis didn't just appear from nowhere.

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:25 pm
Mon August 16, 2010

Allen Expecting BP Report On Killing Well

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Gulf Oil Spill
2:14 pm
Mon August 16, 2010

BP, Government Weighing Options on Pressure Cap Before Kill

New Orleans, La. – National Incident Commander Thad Allen says that before mud and cement are pumped into the broken well from the bottom, he wants assurance that the cap and blow-out preventer on top can handle the pressure.

"There's nobody that wants to have this happen quicker than I do. But there's nobody that wants to incur more risk to this operation, because when we finish this thing we need to have a stake in the heart of this well."

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Gulf Oil Spill
2:11 pm
Mon August 16, 2010

Louisiana Shrimpers Heading Back To Work In First Season Since Spill

New Orleans, La. – Ewell Smith is hard at work as executive director of the Louisiana Seafood and Promotion Marketing Board. He says shrimpers are facing a tough sell.

"The brand of Louisiana seafood has been beaten up pretty badly by this oil spill. And we're going to need some help, we're going to need some serious help in terms of dollars from BP to rebuild the brand of Louisiana seafood. It took Exxon -- after the Exxon Valdez, it took Alaska five years to rebuild their brand."

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Gulf Oil Spill
5:41 pm
Sat August 14, 2010

Blow-out Preventer May Be Replaced Before Bottom Kill

New Orleans, La. – National Incident Commander Thad Allen is ordering more testing and options on handling problems that may develop when mud and cement are pumped into the broken well from the bottom. One option may be replacing the blow-out preventer now on top of the well that was plugged with mud and cement last week

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Gulf Oil Spill
3:50 pm
Sat August 14, 2010

BP Ordered To Devise Pressure-Relief Plan Ahead of Bottom Kill

New Orleans, La. – National Incident Commander Thad Allen says he's ordering BP to come up with a plan if pumping during the bottom kill cranks up pressure on the capping system holding back the oil from the top.

"We're still dealing with part of the well that we can't see, and only know from pressure readings and external indications what the condition is and we will not know until we actually intercept the well."

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