New Orleans, La. – Clara Gerica and her family are familiar faces at the Crescent City Farmers Market, where they sell shrimp, finfish and soft shell crabs so fresh that sometimes the creatures are still moving in their ice-packed trays at her booth. Clara's husband Pete catches all of this in local waters, usually in Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne. It's their livelihood, and also their way of life.
New Orleans, LA – Susan talks with nonfiction writer, journalist and novelist Jason Berry about his play, Earl Long in Purgatory, that has just been published as a book. Also featured is an interview with poet Dede Wilson, who will read from her book, Eliza: The New Orleans Years.
New Orleans, LA – This week The Reading Life celebrates the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in an interview with filmmaker/actor/writer John Waters, who wrote the introduction to Williams' Memoirs. Also featured is Fred Kasten's interview with Josh Russell and performances by poet Delia Tomino Nakayama and musician Peter Nu.
New Orleans, La. – BP says the laptop was lost March 1st. It started sending notices this week to those affected. The laptop requires a password, but the information itself is not encrypted. It includes a person's name, birthday and Social Security number. The claims were filed before the process was taken over in August by the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. BP says there's no evidence the information has been misused, and it's offering free credit monitoring. For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming.
New Orleans, LA – The University of New Orleans unveiled its Students First initiative today, with various campus upgrades provided by more than $2.2 million in federal hurricane recovery funds. These upgrades include a new campus wireless internet system and technological upgrades for the colleges. The event was attended by many, including U.S. Congressman Cedric Richmond and Senator David Vitter, who shared his thoughts on the project with WWNO.