Gulf Oil Spill
9:22 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

Seafood Board Targets Safety Message To National Chefs

New Orleans, La. – The Louisiana seafood board sponsored a panel of federal and state officials who say Gulf seafood is safe. They say no other region has such rigorous testing. Several members of the American Culinary Federation said while they want to believe the oil spill hasn't harmed the seafood, they aren't sure. Chef Brent Spring of South Bend, Indiana, says he's not convinced.

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:56 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

Oil Spill Commission Co-Chairman Calls On Congress To Act On Report

New Orleans, La. – The National Oil Spill Commission's report given to President Obama in January calls for revamping rules on oil industry oversight, adding staff, and dedicating money for research. But with lawmakers focusing on the national deficit, it could be a tough sell.

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:51 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

NOAA Reopens All Federal Waters To Gulf Fishing

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Louisiana Eats!
6:01 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

Dooky Chase Traditions - Past and Present

Chef Leah Chase

Fried Chicken a la Leah Chase

Serves 4 - 6

1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
Salt and pepper
Flour
Oil for deep frying

Rinse the chicken piece thoroughly and pat dry. Liberally season the chicken with salt and pepper, then dredge in all-purpose flour. Heat the oil to 350 degrees and add the chicken to the hot oil making sure not to crowd the pot with too many pieces at one time. Set a timer for 20 minutes and when the timer rings, remove the chicken from the oil and drain on a rack. Serve immediately.

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WWNO News Features
3:47 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

BBC Assesses the Gulf Coast

New Orleans, LA – In the aftermath of the Deepwater oil rig explosion, the BBC's Robyn Bresnahan spent a month in Louisiana with fishing families to see how they were affected. She found many communities on the brink, with fishermen fearing they would never fish again. One year later, she has returned to meet with some of the same families.

The Sound of Books
1:48 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

University of Kentucky Geography Professor Michael Crutcher, Jr.'s New Book "Treme: Race And Place In A New Orleans Neighborhood"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the new book by University of Kentucky geography professor Michael Crutcher, Jr. - "Treme: Race and Place in a New Orleans Neighborhood"...

To find out more about Michael Crutcher - "Treme: Race and Place in a New Orleans Neighborhood" - and Michael Crutcher's Thursday evening, April 21, 2011 appearance at Octavia Books - please click here .

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Jazz Fest Minutes
12:29 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

New Orleans Singer And Guitarist John Michael Rouchell's Band MyNameIsJohnMichael Plays Jazz Fest Saturday May 7th

New Orleans – New Orleans singer and guitarist John Michael Rouchell's award-winning band MyNameIsJohnMichael plays the 2011 Jazz Fest Saturday, May 7th...

To find ut more about John Michael Rouchell - and MyNameIsJohnMichael - please click here .

For more information about the 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival - please click here .

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WWNO News Features
10:24 am
Wed April 20, 2011

Shell Beach, One Year After the Oil Blowout

Jessie Wright-Mendoza

New Orleans, Louisiana – It's been a year since BP's Macondo Well blew up off the coast of Louisiana, spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico and altering the lives, economies, and cultures of communities all along the Gulf Coast. Over the course of the year, Eve Abrams has been visiting the folks in Shell Beach, Louisiana. She recently checked in to see how things are going in this fishing community leveled by Katrina, but perhaps hurt harder one year ago.

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The Sound of Books
3:50 am
Wed April 20, 2011

The Reading Life 4/19/11

New Orleans, LA – The Reading Life looks forward to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival with this week's guests: Photographer Shannon Brinkman and writer Eve Abrams are the creators of "Preservation Hall," a new book about that venerable jazz institution, and trumpeter Irvin Mayfield is out with a new photography book and CD retrospective, "A Love Letter to New Orleans."

Jazz Fest Minutes
9:02 am
Tue April 19, 2011

New Orleans Guitarist, Banjoist and Vocalist Detroit Brooks Makes Multiple Jazz Fest Appearances

New Orleans – Detroit Brooks is one of those "in-demand" New Orleans sidemen who will make multiple appearances at Jazz Fest. An accomplished guitarist, banjo man and vocalist - Detroit Brooks will play the 2011 Jazz Fest at least 5 times - including Saturday, May 7th - with Dr. Michael White...

For more information about Detroit Brooks - please click here .

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