New Orleans, La. – Garret Graves says the commission's report due next Tuesday should outline ways to step up oil and gas operations he says are vital to the national economy.
"We'd like to see the commission coming out and recommending that we quickly move forward on lifting - fully lifting this moratorium, whether it's an official or unofficial moratorium on deepwater and shallow-water oil and gas production."
New Orleans, Louisiana – It's been over eight months since British Petroleum's Macondo oil well explosion devastated Louisiana's coastal ecosystems and the industries which rely on them. Job losses from the disaster have rippled far and wide - extending to a group of Vietnamese women, and friends, living in New Orleans East. Eve Abrams visited with a group of former employees of P & J Oyster House.
New Orleans, La. – The historic Sazerac Bar is special to a lot of New Orleanians, though it's extra special for one of my best friends. Let's call him Keith since, well, that's his name. He had a first date there with a young medical student named Eva one night in 2002, when the hotel where the Sazerac is located was called the Fairmont.
New Orleans, La. – Multi-award winning singer, actor and dancer- Jason Graae- brings his one man cabaret act, Graae's Anatomy, to the Crescent City. It's an evening of song, dance and story with a heavy dose of humor! Performances January 7,8 and 9 at Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Avenue.
New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu says city police will work in conjunction with prosecutors and other law enforcement agencies to reduce the crime rate that he says is unnaturally high. Standing with the police chief, sheriff, district attorney, U-S attorney and others, he said last year's murder rate of 175 people is virtually unchanged from 2009.