New Orleans – One of the more intriguing - and intimate - observances of the 5th anniveresary of Katrina will be the "Remembering Katrina" reading by 8 poets associated with New Orleans Sunday afternoon, August 28, 2010 at 3:30 pm - in the Lavin-Bernick Center - aka the "U.C." - on the Tulane campus. WWNO's Fred Kasten has the story...
New Orleans, La. – A look at how Hurricane Katrina transformed artists and their work through the lenses of a dozen Louisiana photographers, in the book Before (During) After, just out from UNO Press. Essays by John Biguenet, Steven Maklansky and Dr. Tony Lewis.
New Orleans, La. – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is reopening some federal waters off the western Louisiana coast. NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco says samples from those waters have passed smell and chemical testing for traces of oil and dispersants. She says monitoring will continue to check for effects on the younger species.
New Orleans – One of the most unique - and compelling - books written in response to Katrina is Josh Neufeld's non-fiction graphic novel "A.D.: New Orleans After The Deluge" - a New York Time bestseller - which is just out in paperback. WWNO's Fred Kasten the story...
New Orleans, La. – I heard plenty about places like LeRuth's, Chez Helene, Kolb's and Buster Holmes when I first began exploring New Orleans restaurants as a newly arrived transplant. Never mind that they all had closed years before I moved here in 1999.
New Orleans, La. – Photographer Dave Anderson celebrates the power of community in his book, One Block: A New Orleans Neighborhood Rebuilds, essay by Chris Rose. There is an accompanying exhibition opening August 26th at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, with an artist reception from 6-8 pm. Also, on Saturday August 28th there will be a Block Party at the One Block location [bounded by Caffin Avenue, Flood, Douglas and Chartres Streets]from 5 to 7 pm.
New Orleans, La. – U-S Attorney Jim Letten says people must be vigilant when asked for donations to help victims of the oil spill.
"Citizens have to be super careful if they are contacted by phone or if they're somehow solicited by any individual or charity that is seeking that person to part with any biographical, financial or private information."
Assistant U-S Attorney General Lanny Breuer says investigations will also focus on suspicious claims.
Neil Shapiro's family roots are entwined with the city of New Orleans back to the 1700s. His grandmother could trace her family that far back in the city's history. He's continuing in the antique business his grandparents began in 1899, when goods were bought and sold within the city. That began to change in the 1930s, when European imports started appearing in stores, while local treasures were handed down within families.