New Orleans, LA – Yesterday was June 19th, or Juneteenth as it is called when referring to June 19th, 1865, the day slavery was abolished in Texas after the end of the Civil War. This year the celebration had particular significance in New Orleans as it is also the bicentennial of the largest slave rebellion ever in the United States. Zoe Sullivan has more.
New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu says the new hospital proposed alongside the new Veterans Administration hospital is a sound investment. Critics contend the new state hospital is too big and too expensive.
"We don't know whether it's too big or not because the business plan has not yet been completed."
New Orleans, La. – Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection, organized by the Museum of Arts and Design, is on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art thru August 14th. Costume jewelry, flea market finds and souvenir pins make up the bulk of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's diplomatic arsenal of gems.
New Orleans, LA – Over the past four and a half years the Northshore Community Foundation has worked to improve the quality of life in St. Tammany, Washington, St. Helena, and Tangipahoa Parishes. Recently, the NCF's President & CEO Susan Bonnett Spoke with WWNO's Paul Maassen about some of the issues the organization is dealing with, including rapid expansion on the Northshore.
New Orleans, La. – The Mississippi River's great inundation of the Atchafalaya Basin brought this part of Louisiana to the attention of a lot of people watching events unfold around the country, and even for plenty of people here in Louisiana it revealed the basin in a new light.
New Orleans, LA – Susan Bonnett works to improve the quality of life on the Northshore, Madeleine Albright showcases her pins at the New Orleans Museum of Art, and Lori Waselchuk publishes a series of photographs about Angola State Prison's hospice program.
New Orleans, La. – Professor Nancy Rabalais of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium says two factors are combining to form a dead zone predicted to be the size of Delaware and New Jersey. That's more than 9400 miles covered on the bottom of the Continental shelf.