New Orleans, La. – The St. Bernard Project founded in 2006 has rebuilt nearly 350 homes with help from 29-thousand volunteers. It expanded to help some residents in Orleans Parish, mostly in Gentilly and New Orleans East. Now the group is targeting the Lower Ninth Ward, where about 24 percent of the neighborhood is back, compared with 80 percent for most of the city. M.A. Sheehan is in charge of the new program, called, "House the Nine."
New Orleans – Dr. Patricia Brady discusses her new book, "A Being So Gentle: The Frontier Love story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson." Fred Kasten interviews Richard Campanella about his new book about Abraham Lincoln's flatboat voyages on the Mississippi, and James Nolan reads a poem about a perfect day in New Orleans.
New Orleans, La. – Only two of the seven panelists panel managed to attend the first session. Co-chairmen William Reilly and former Senator Bob Graham were stuck in the aftermath of an East Coast snowstorm. Panel members Don Boesch (bawhsh) and Frances Beinecke (BYE-neh-kee) presided at a forum in a downtown New Orleans hotel. Boesch started off with an overview of the major questions, and what the panel has determined.
It's become increasingly common for menus to tout a restaurant's array of house-made or homemade ingredients these days. Such terms crop up a lot at Liberty's Kitchen too, though here they promise more than just a flavorful meal.