New Orleans, La. – As her mother Bessie grew older, Uptown resident Anita Williams resolved to take a more active role in caring for her, eventually leaving her job to become a fulltime caregiver at her side. It's a calling based on love and devotion, but Anita admits that she, like others in similar situations, can feel overwhelmed.
New Orleans, La. – The Gulf Restoration Network along with the Florida Wildlife Federation filed a federal lawsuit last year to force the EPA to release the ingredients of Corexit and other dispersants. More than 2 million gallons were applied to the surface as well as at the wellhead to break apart the crude oil.
New Orleans, La. – The Democratic lawmaker told a business audience at the World Trace Center overlooking the high river that Republican leadership is resisting any additional funds for dredging. Richmond says a bipartisan effort is under way to get $95 million-dollars to keep the river fully open. He's asking business leaders to help with long-term plans.
New Orleans, LA – On this week's show, the Preservation Hall turns fifty, the Preservation Resource Center presents its annual "Ladies in Red" gala, and Ronnie Virgets pontificates about your daily newspaper's "Nerd Page."
Farrar Hudkins is this week's guest host for WWNO's news magazine.
New Orleans, La. – The National WWII Museum's musical comedy, On The Air, takes audiences on a sentimental journey through it's original "live" radio broadcast production. Performances run weekends thru June 26th at the Stage Door Canteen.
New Orleans, Louisiana – This Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of Preservation Hall, the French Quarter sanctuary for traditional New Orleans Jazz. Eve Abrams brings us this tribute to the venue which, despite many changes, still showcases New Orleans' indigenous music each night, and nurtures the culture it's inextricably tied to.
New Orleans, La. – No Frenchman would recognize the distinctively airy, outsized po-boy loaves we call French bread around here as his own. But take that same Gallic visitor to Tartine and I'm confident he'd feel a little more at home.
New Orleans, La. – The president of the Associated Branch Pilots says new restrictions are starting tomorrow limiting the depth of vessels from 45 feet to 43 feet below the surface. That means lighter cargo and lost income to maritime interests. Captain Mike Lorino joined a panel of lawmakers and business leaders at the Port of New Orleans calling on the Corps to step up the dredging work.
"They have left the Mississippi River - the greatest waterway in the world - open to disaster."