New Orleans, La. – One of the stereotypes we endure as New Orlenanians is our dogged resistance to change. Somehow, this is supposed to be a bad thing. But when you have such rich traditions and cultural touchstones that are so particular to a place, well, why would anyone be in big rush to change them?
New Orleans, LA – Paul Pastorek abruptly resigns from the Recovery School District, a Libyan family watches their homeland slip into turmoil from abroad, and the spring issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas goes to print.
New Orleans, La. – Spain's only classical ballet company makes it's Crescent City debut this weekend. And, acclaimed soprano and native New Orleanian Sarah Jane McMahon joins the LPO in a semi-staged production of H.M.S. Pinafore. We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek.
New Orleans, La. – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is advising residents to be prepared for a flood.
"Unfortunately for us, there's enough water in this system, even if we don't get additional rain, there's enough water in this system, we know that there are areas of Louisiana that are going to be flooded."
1 pound red beans 1 pound smoked ham hock 1 onion, chopped 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped Salt and pepper to taste 2 cloves garlic 1/2 stick margarine
Pick through the beans to remove any rocks. Wash beans and cover with water. Add onion, bell pepper, ham hock and garlic. Cook on slow fire until done, about 2 hours. Add salt, pepper, margarine and cook 5 minutes. Serve on rice with Louisiana hot sauce, French bread and butter.
New Orleans, LA – State superintendent of education, Paul Pastorek's, last day on the job is May 13th. After four years serving in the top public education position in Louisiana, Pastorek surprised nearly everyone earlier in the week by announcing his resignation. WWNO producer, Angela Taylor, brings us the story.
New Orleans, La. – The fresh water pouring into the saltwater estuaries is expected to push brown shrimp and fish out of the lake. But John Lopez of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation says the species will likely recover. The water quality is an immediate concern, because it contains nutrients that create alga blooms that will decay and consume too much oxygen.