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Gulf Oil Spill
6:08 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

'Women of the Storm' Launches Gulf Restoration Campaign

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Gulf Oil Spill
5:51 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

BP Gets More Testing Time, Planning For 'Static Kill'

New Orleans, La. – Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says the extra day allows BP to gather pressure readings and other information critical to keeping the cap shut and the relief well on schedule. He says there's still no decision on allowing a static kill, a process which involves pouring heavy mud into the well.
But BP vice president Kent Wells says there's no doubt the company wants to give it a try.

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Community Impact
5:31 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

Community IMPACT Series: Operation Helping Hands, July 20, 2010

New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Operation Helping Hands | July 20, 2010

Thousands of houses still sit empty and battered around New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and behind many of them are stories of people still trying to get back home. Until very recently, New Orleans East resident Gloria Cole had one such story to tell.

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WWNO News Features
11:44 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Tavis Smiley PBS special on New Orleans premiers 7-21-10

New Orleans, LA – Public Radio and Television Host Tavis Smiley has a national PBS special on New Orleans looking at the city 5 years after Katrina. It premiers 7-21-10 7pm locally on WYES. WWNO's Paul Maassen spoke with Tavis about the show.

Gulf Oil Spill
7:39 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Mayor Landrieu 'Cautiously Optimistic" About Well Containment, Concerned for Long-Term Effects

New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu's announcement about plans for a hospital in New Orleans East included remarks about the latest news from the Gulf of Mexico. It's evidence of how the disaster is affecting multiple layers of local government.

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Gulf Oil Spill
7:37 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Coast Guard Says Flow Rate Will Be Determined, Even With Cap Shut

New Orleans, La. – The containment cap has been holding back oil from the Gulf since Thursday. BP says it wants to keep it shut until a relief well kills the ruptured lines from under the sea floor sometime next month. The cap has equipment to determine the flow rate. Some officials say the information is critical to calculate BP's financial liability. But retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says he's confident the flow rate will be determined.

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Gulf Oil Spill
6:47 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

BP Cap Stays Shut While Leaks, Bubbles Monitored

New Orleans, La. – Retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says a small leak on the cap is being monitored while it stays shut. There's also a leak about two miles away that experts say is probably not related to BP's well system. And some bubbles are coming from the blow-out preventer below the cap. But the government's point man on the operation says it could be that problems are being found because the roaring oil leak has been capped since Thursday.

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Gulf Oil Spill
12:32 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Weather Forecasts Vital to Oil Cleanup

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Community Impact
12:29 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Northshore Focus: Clearwater Wildlife Sanctuary

Covington, LA – "Northshore Focus" on WWNO is made possible with support from the The Northshore Community Foundation, uniting human and financial resources to enhance the quality of life in the Northshore region. More at Northshore Community Foundation

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:57 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Coast Guard Orders BP to Step Up Monitoring of Seepage

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