New Orleans, LA – The Port of New Orleans is going back for a share of the federal stimulus money it says could be used on six projects now ready to break ground. Correspondent Eileen Fleming has more.
New Orleans, LA – The US Department of the Interior has formally given the state of Louisiana possession of 200-year-old artifacts recently recovered from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. Correspondent Eileen Fleming has more.
New Orleans – The opening of a new exhibit this weekend at Lemieux Galleries displays collected works of respected N. O. photographer Bobby Wozniak. Wozniak speaks with WWNO's Jack Hopke about his background and works.
New Orleans, LA – Neighborhood groups throughout New Orleans are getting ready to present a plan to the City Council that guarantees them a specific role in how government operates. Correspondent Eileen Fleming has more
The Citizen Participation Project has been around since 2004. By the time a couple of pilot programs were ready, Hurricane Katrina knocked them aside.
But the storm resulted in more neighborhood group forming, with people already trained in focusing on issues, like crime, housing and land use.
In a show of commitment to rebuilding New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan conducted a two day tour of the region in order to personally view the region's rebuilding efforts.
A mere six weeks into Obama's presidency, the secretaries' visit also comes the day after President Obama named Craig Fugate to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
New Orleans, LA – New Orleans has given a traditional farewell to guitarist Snooks Eaglin, who died last week at age 72. Correspondent Eileen Fleming has more.
The Howlin Wolf club in New Orleans was jammed with musical stars paying tribute to Snooks Eaglin. Allen Toussaint, Charmaine Neville, Deacon John and others performed as the man considered a musician's musician was remembered.
Mid-City Lanes Rock N Bowl owner John Blanchard spent many late nights with Eaglin, who often headlined.