New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the widely praised new memoir from freelance writer Melissa Coleman - "This Life Is In Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone"...
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New Orleans, La. – Solar panels and other equipment was set up on Magazine Street over the weekend, where shoppers could ask experts about the renewable energy. Forest Bradley-Wright of the Alliance for Affordable Energy says New Orleans is at the forefront of the national solar movement. He says much of the city's rebuilding efforts include solar technology.
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.