New Orleans, La. – The New Orleans Museum of Art continues it's 100th Anniversary celebration with Ancestors of Congo Square: African Art in the New Orleans Museum of Art. The exhibit highlights artistic and cultural ties between the Crescent City and Africa with a look at 100 sculptural works in the museum's permanent collection of African Art on view thru July 17th.
New Orleans, LA – Susan Larson talks with Bill Loehfelm, whose third thriller, "The Devil She Knows," is just about to be published. We'll hear a poem from Chris Champagne, as well as Fred Kasten's Sound of Books interview with filmmaker and novelist John Sayles.
New Orleans, La. – The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is asking the state environmental and natural resources departments for their plans on preventing floods from spreading oil and gas pollution - especially from uncovered oil waste pits. And it wants sampling data. Brigade program manager Anna Hrybyk (AH'-nah RYE'-bik) says there are thousands of potential problems in the Atchafalaya River basin.
New Orleans, La. – Congressman Landry says modeling by the Army Corps of Engineers predicted floods arriving this weekend in the Atchafalaya River basin. Landry, who represents six of the eight parishes bracing for flooding, says residents should continue following directions of local officials.
New Orleans, LA – Flood waters along the Mississippi are at record levels, and Saturday the Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza Spillway, allowing water to spill from the Mississippi River into the Atchafalaya River Basin. This weekend, Zoe Sullivan visited a different structure designed to regulate water flow between the rivers, the Old River Control System.
New Orleans, LA – The latest issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas includes an excerpt from geographer Richard Campanella's latest book, Lincoln in New Orleans: The 1828-1831 Flatboat Voyages and Their Place in History. WWNO's Paul Maassen recently spoke with Campanella about the iconic president's trip down the Mississippi.