New Orleans, LA – In the aftermath of the Deepwater oil rig explosion, the BBC's Robyn Bresnahan spent a month in Louisiana with fishing families to see how they were affected. She found many communities on the brink, with fishermen fearing they would never fish again. One year later, she has returned to meet with some of the same families.
New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the new book by University of Kentucky geography professor Michael Crutcher, Jr. - "Treme: Race and Place in a New Orleans Neighborhood"...
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New Orleans, Louisiana – It's been a year since BP's Macondo Well blew up off the coast of Louisiana, spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico and altering the lives, economies, and cultures of communities all along the Gulf Coast. Over the course of the year, Eve Abrams has been visiting the folks in Shell Beach, Louisiana. She recently checked in to see how things are going in this fishing community leveled by Katrina, but perhaps hurt harder one year ago.
New Orleans, LA – The Reading Life looks forward to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival with this week's guests: Photographer Shannon Brinkman and writer Eve Abrams are the creators of "Preservation Hall," a new book about that venerable jazz institution, and trumpeter Irvin Mayfield is out with a new photography book and CD retrospective, "A Love Letter to New Orleans."
New Orleans – Detroit Brooks is one of those "in-demand" New Orleans sidemen who will make multiple appearances at Jazz Fest. An accomplished guitarist, banjo man and vocalist - Detroit Brooks will play the 2011 Jazz Fest at least 5 times - including Saturday, May 7th - with Dr. Michael White...
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New Orleans, La. – Gulf Coast claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg says there are inconsistencies in how claims are paid. He says it sometimes takes too long to get a check, and the system isn't as transparent as it could be.
"I think they're all related to the volume of claims -- the sheer magnitude of the task, where it's going to be inevitable there's going to be inconsistency. You try and minimize it. But I acknowledge the problem."
New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu says the new Louisiana State University Medical Center is vital to the city's future as a leader in research and health care.
" This particular project will dwarf the consequences of both the Superdome and Convention Center and has the potential of transforming the city of New Orleans from not only being a great city but being in a world-class city."
New Orleans – Sonny Rollins - a consensus pick as one of the all-time great improvisers in the history of jazz - brings his outstanding quintet - featuring guitarist Peter Bernstein - and percussionist Sammy Figueroa - to Jazz Fest Sunday, May 8th...
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