New Orleans, La. – The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is asking the state environmental and natural resources departments for their plans on preventing floods from spreading oil and gas pollution - especially from uncovered oil waste pits. And it wants sampling data. Brigade program manager Anna Hrybyk (AH'-nah RYE'-bik) says there are thousands of potential problems in the Atchafalaya River basin.
New Orleans, La. – Congressman Landry says modeling by the Army Corps of Engineers predicted floods arriving this weekend in the Atchafalaya River basin. Landry, who represents six of the eight parishes bracing for flooding, says residents should continue following directions of local officials.
New Orleans, LA – Flood waters along the Mississippi are at record levels, and Saturday the Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza Spillway, allowing water to spill from the Mississippi River into the Atchafalaya River Basin. This weekend, Zoe Sullivan visited a different structure designed to regulate water flow between the rivers, the Old River Control System.
New Orleans, LA – The latest issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas includes an excerpt from geographer Richard Campanella's latest book, Lincoln in New Orleans: The 1828-1831 Flatboat Voyages and Their Place in History. WWNO's Paul Maassen recently spoke with Campanella about the iconic president's trip down the Mississippi.
New Orlean, LA – Abraham Lincoln travels down the Mississippi river, Diane Mack visits the latest exhibit at NOMA's centennial celebration, and Jack Hopke talks about the upcoming New Orleans Wine & Food Experience.
New Orleans, La. – Those who choose the meatless lifestyle have long found the going a bit bumpier in New Orleans, especially when they dine out, and most especially if their idea of the vegetarian diet happens to be so orthodox as to exclude seafood. Of course, some may naturally assume that vegetarians forego fish as a matter of course, but that's not always the case with the special food attitudes that New Orleanians of the old school bring to the game.