New Orleans, La. – Speakers at the public hearing held in the Lower Ninth Ward warned that the plan for freshwater diversion would cause the same damage as the MR-GO, which is now closed off. Some asked for more time to review long-term damage from the oil spill. Corps spokesman Greg Miller says another month may be granted.
New Orleans, La. – Wilma Subra of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network says people along the Gulf Coast are showing signs of illnesses she says can be linked to exposure to the BP spill, and the chemical dispersant used to break up the oil. She heard several stories of sicknesses from people attending a weekend meeting in an Uptown New Orleans church.
New Orleans, La. – Just under 344-thousand people live in New Orleans. That's down about 11-thousand from estimates. Allison Plyer of the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center says Census numbers gathered in a door-to-door drive last year are considered the gold standard for tracking population. Those numbers show a city still coming back from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the region shrinking 11 percent.
New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the widely acclaimed new book by 23 year-old writer Daniel Rasmussen - "American Uprising: The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt"...
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New Orleans, La. – New Orleans butcher Benjamin Terranova likes his hog headcheese in the morning. He's developed a habit of laying a thin, wobbly, nearly translucent slice of the meaty loaf over his breakfast grits. He advocates the practice to customers at his family-run Terranova's Supermarket in Faubourg St. John, where he and his son Anthony make their headcheese according to an old family recipe that dates to the 1940s.