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The Sound of Books
9:13 am
Wed June 9, 2010

New Orleans Writer M. H. Herlong's Award-Winning Novel "The Great Wide Sea" Now in Paperback

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - conversation with New Orleans writer M. H. Herlong, the author of the widely acclaimed, award-winning novel The Great Wide Sea, which is just out in paperback...

To find out more about M. H. Herlong, and The Great Wide Sea, please click here .

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Gulf Oil Spill
10:00 pm
Tue June 8, 2010

NOAA Increases Spill Monitoring

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:34 am
Fri June 4, 2010

Bob Thomas -oil plumes, sand berms

New Orleans – Bob Thomas, head of the Loyola Center for Environmental Communications talks about oil plumes, sand berms and wind patterns related to the oil spill

Gulf Oil Spill
5:45 pm
Thu June 3, 2010

BP Manages to Cut Pipe on Riser

New Orleans, La. – Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says underwater robots have managed to get through the first phase of the latest engineering system.

"For the first time in a couple of days I have some good news. We have just cut the pipe off the lower marine package."

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Where Y'Eat
12:05 pm
Thu June 3, 2010

Oyster Festival Gets Cracking

A new festival is out to prove that New Orleans is America's oyster capital.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –

It's been anything but smooth sailing for the Louisiana oyster industry recently. Destructive hurricanes in 2005 and 2008 wrecked boats and docks and buried oyster beds under storm-driven mud. The federal government has threatened to limit seasonal sales of its fresh product through pending regulation. And now, of course, a wave of oil unleashed by BP's engineering disaster in the Gulf has brought new peril for the oyster harvest and those who earn their living by it.

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All Things N. O.
11:59 am
Thu June 3, 2010

All Things N.O. 6-3-10

New Orleans, LA – New Orleans hotels join a class action lawsuit against BP, Susan Larson Talks with John McGill of the Historic New Orleans Collection, Chris Edmunds of the Louisiana Composers Forum. Story Corps New Orleans with Lynette Bates and her brother.

StoryCorps N.O.
11:18 am
Wed June 2, 2010

StoryCorps: Henry "Junior" Rodriguez

Henry "Junior" Rodriguez spent his life in St. Bernard Parish, serving 32 years in political office. He became a national figure after Hurricane Katrina as an advocate for restoring not only the communities, but also the coastal areas.

In this conversation recorded March 27, 2010, he speaks with media producer Jared Serigne about the importance of barrier islands to protecting wetlands, and how to stay involved in protecting the coast - even for those not interested in political office.

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The Sound of Books
7:45 am
Wed June 2, 2010

New Orleans Writer Oliver Houck's New Book "Down on the Batture"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - conversation with New Orleans writer and Tulane law professor Oliver Houck - whose new book is "Down on the Batture"...

For more information on "Down on the Batture" - please click here .

To findout more about Oliver Houck's June 2, 2010 signing at Octavia Books - please click here .

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:03 pm
Tue June 1, 2010

Hurricane Hitting Oil Spill Worries Oyster Industry

New Orleans, La. – Mike Voisin of the Gulf Oyster Industry Council says oyster harvesting continues in about 50 percent of the productive areas. He says the state closes areas on short notice for testing, making it difficult for fishermen to plan their harvesting. But he says he's most worried about where a hurricane could push contaminated water.

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Gulf Oil Spill
7:26 pm
Tue June 1, 2010

BP Still Developing Hurricane Plan

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