New Orleans, LA – The Historic New Orleans Collection is currently hosting an exhibit called "The Threads of Memory." Included within the exhibit are a series of images and documents that unravel the 300 year old link between Spain and the United States. WWNO's Paul Maassen recently spoke with the HNOC's director of museum programs, John Lawrence.
New Orleans, La. – Local Broadway star Leslie Castay turns up the charm with her remounted and expanded cabaret show...Unscripted. Two shows only, June 3rd and 4th at Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Avenue, 8PM.
New Orleans, LA – Eve Abrams tours the New Orleans levee system, the Historic New Orleans Collection unveils its latest exhibit, and local Broadway star Leslie Castay dicusses her performance at Le Chat Noir.
New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu says now is the time to confirm with friends and relatives if it's still O-K to stay at their place should a hurricane head toward New Orleans. And he recommends stocking up on supplies, like bottled water and batteries.
"If the evacuation goes smoothly and goes well, if people are well prepared and take care of themselves, and take responsibility, then however catastrophic the even the recover is always better if the evacuation goes well."
New Orleans, La. – The locations of two levee breaks that occurred during Hurricane Katrina are on their way to becoming places of national recognition for their historic value. Levees-dot-org is leading the effort for getting the National Register of Historic Places to mark the 17th Street and Industrial Canal breaks. New Orleans City Council Vice President Arnie Fielkow says it's vital that people understand what caused the flooding after Katrina.
New Orleans – Today on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the widely heralded new book by freelance journalist - author - and recent Tennessee Williams Festival panelist - Mark Hertsgaard - "Hot: Living Through The Next Fifty Years On Earth"...
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New Orleans, La. – Jim Delahoussaye has been staying in Lafayette after evacuating from his home in Butte LaRose. But when authorities switched the mandatory evacuation order to voluntary status over the weekend, he got in line to check his property.
"There was a pretty constant stream of trucks and trailers and refrigerators and furniture and all kinds of stuff, boats full of junk, coming back into Butte LaRose."
New Orleans, LA – Lake Douglas, author of "Public Spaces, Private Gardens: A History of Designed Landscapes in New Orleans," is the guest on this The Reading Life from May 31 and June 4. We'll also hear Fred Kasten's interview with Marie-Dominique Verdier, author of "New Orleans Walls: Still Standing."