New Orleans, La. – Stormy skies hovered over much of Fat Tuesday. One carnival regular carried on, though. Pete Fountain donned a purple suit bedazzled with musical notes and symbols as he grabbed his clarinet for his 51st annual stroll to the French Quarter. The 81-year-old says there's a reason he continues the tradition.
""Fun, you know. And everybody has a good time. And, you, know, forget about yesterday."
New Orleans, La. – Anne Rolfes of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade says 954 coastal residents were surveyed from July to October. She says nearly half of the people who believed they were exposed to crude oil or dispersants got sick. The National Institutes of Health is launching a study of 55-thousand clean-up workers. But Rolfes says more needs to be done to help the sick.
"That is really a wonderful study. It's important. But it's just studying them and we need to treat people."
New Orleans, La. – Award winning New Orleans photographer, Harold Baquet, shares memories of the city's culture in his retrospective exhibit, In the Blink of an Eye. Black and White photos spanning a 30 year career are on exhibit at Loyola University's Diboll Art Gallery, 4th floor Monroe Library. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
New Orleans, LA – The 2011 New Orleans Parents' Guide to Public Schools has arrived. WWNO's Angela Taylor introduces the producers of this important resource for parents.
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