New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu says the money will provide forgivable or low-interest loans. Applicants must open, renovate or expand retail outlets that sell fresh fruit and vegetables where access is lacking, especially for low-income residents. One of the applicants will be Dwayne Boudreaux, who's been trying to reopen Circle Food Store since it was flooded after Hurricane Katrina. The store in the former St. Bernard Market had been a community mainstay.
New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the new book by New York Times bestselling author and CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen - "The Longest War: the Enduring Conflict Between America and Al Qaeda"...
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New Orleans, LA – The Jane Austen Foundation strives to celebrate the life and works of a unique and cherished writer with a Literary Festival in Mandeville. Jollaine Schear talks to the organizers of the festival about some of the events and the significance of keeping this writer's memories alive.
New Orleans, LA – There's a weekly event in St. Tammany Parish that appeals to food lovers and local music fans. Jollaine Schear takes us to the Covington Farmer's Market to explore this popular Northshore venue.
New Orleans, La. – Jackson delivered a rousing call to more than 300 SUNO students and supporters to tell the Board of Regents that they won't accept the merger. He says the majority-black institution of SUNO is critical to the community, and he says the 15-member board has only one newly appointed black member.
"An all-white Board of Regents who hired a white consultant who recommended that you shouldn't exist anymore. We must fight for justice."