New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the widely acclaimed new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson - "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration"...
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New Orleans, La. – Celtic Woman, the critically acclaimed, all female ensemble brings it's Songs from the Heart Tour to New Orleans. In concert Monday February 14th, 7:30pm, Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts.
New Orleans, La. – Speakers at the public hearing held in the Lower Ninth Ward warned that the plan for freshwater diversion would cause the same damage as the MR-GO, which is now closed off. Some asked for more time to review long-term damage from the oil spill. Corps spokesman Greg Miller says another month may be granted.
New Orleans, La. – Wilma Subra of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network says people along the Gulf Coast are showing signs of illnesses she says can be linked to exposure to the BP spill, and the chemical dispersant used to break up the oil. She heard several stories of sicknesses from people attending a weekend meeting in an Uptown New Orleans church.
New Orleans, La. – Just under 344-thousand people live in New Orleans. That's down about 11-thousand from estimates. Allison Plyer of the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center says Census numbers gathered in a door-to-door drive last year are considered the gold standard for tracking population. Those numbers show a city still coming back from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the region shrinking 11 percent.
New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the widely acclaimed new book by 23 year-old writer Daniel Rasmussen - "American Uprising: The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt"...
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