New Orleans, La. – Fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg says people and businesses will now have to waive their right to sue BP and other companies involved in the oil spill if they want a final payment for damages. But he says there is an option to file every quarter and legal options will remain.
"The check will be sent to the claimant, and the claimant can continue every quarter to request, an interim payment until he, she or it decides - or not - to accept a final payment."
After most of the meat has been stripped from the bones, add the carcass to a stock pot with the carrot, onion and celery. (For a darker stock, you can roast the seasoning vegetables in advance and leave the peel on the onion).
New Orleans, La. – The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says a new analysis shows chemical dispersants broke up about 16 percent of the total spill. Jane Lubchenco says that's twice the initial calculation. Some have raised concerns over the impact that the dispersants have had on the Gulf and on people's health.
"Now that we've had time to reflect, take into account more information, crunch the numbers, is a validation of the original numbers."
New Orleans, LA – In the debut program, host Susan Larson is joined by David Rutledge and Sarah Inman talking about the new anthology, Where We Know, New Orleans As Home, a poem by Peter Cooley, a review of Pat Conroy's My Reading Life, and Fred Kasten's Sound of Books interview with Thelonious Monk biographer Robin Kelley.
New Orleans, LA – The St. Tammany Parish Chamber of Commerce has come up with an interesting way for Northshore business owners to network with other businesses in the community. Jollaine Schear talks with the coordinators about this event.
New Orleans, La. – Senator Landrieu says she withdrew her hold on the nomination of Jack Lew after she met with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. She explained her change of action on the Senate floor last night after Lew was confirmed.