New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - Loyola Environmental Law professor and EPA Associate Administrator Rob Verchick's new book "Facing Catastrophe: Environmental Action for a Post-Katrina World"...
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New Orleans – In this edition of The Reading Life, host Susan Larson talks with National Book Award winner Tim O'Brien and Randy Fertel, scholar of war literature. We also hear Fred Kasten's Sound of Books interview with Julia Glass, and a poem by Mona Lisa Saloy.
New Orleans – Here's another installment in our new series of audio essays - "Louisiana Moments" - with Ronnie Virgets. This time it's weather - and what seems to be our growing obsession with it - that has Ronnie's attention...
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New Orleans – Barry Gifford's first novel in his "Sailor and Lula" series - "Wild at Heart" - became a bestseller - and the basis of a hit film by David Lynch. Now all seven of Barry Gifford's novels and novellas in the series are available as "Sailor and Lula: the Complete Novels."
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New Orleans, La. – Former New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial - now President of the National Urban League - was back at City Hall to make the announcement.
"We are just certainly honored to be able to be a part of showcasing the new direction the strong efforts to rebuild the city, but also to highlight all of the important unfinished work that has to be done in post-Katrina."
Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the conference will focus national attention on the city, as well as attract money.
wwno – The Creative Alliance of New Orleans is offering a citywide venue for purchasing original works of art directly from the artists. Spokeswoman April Posch (posh) says people on the self-guided tours will also get a chance to see displays of residents' private collections.