Award-winning playwright Eve Ensler directs "Swimming Upstream," marking the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and paying tribute to the women of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. One performance only, Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8 p.m., September 10th.
Ten teams are working the shorelines from Terrebone Parish to the west, along the coastal bays and up into Lake Pontchartrain. BP is paying environmental consulting firm Entrix to look for underwater oil. Clumps of white material resembling pompoms are suspended in the water. Staff scientist Chelsea Murphy explains the process it calls the "Sentinel" program, while on board a boat following teams motoring between buoys.
Mrs. Obama visited the Brock Elementary School in Slidell, which is nationally recognized for excellence in nutrition. The first lady has been promoting the Let's Move initiative, which has so far focused on eating healthy foods. Now, she says, it's time to encourage more children to earn the President's Active Lifestyle Award. That means exercising five days a week for six weeks.
1 1/2 pounds beef brisket, cubed 1 cup canola oil 1 cup flour 2 onions, chopped 1 - 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes 1 pound ham, finely chopped 2 quarts water 3 bay leaves 6 whole cloves 1 teaspoon thyme Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup sherry 3 hard boiled eggs, sliced 1 lemon, thinly sliced
New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the critically-acclaimed memoir by Crescent City musician and educator Harold Battiste, Jr. - with Karen Celestan -"Unfinished Blues: Memories of a New Orleans Music Man"...
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New Orleans, LA – In the five years since Hurricane Katrina, public education in New Orleans has radically changed. The state-run recovery school district took over the vast majority of the city's public schools and has transformed most of those schools into privately run charters. In the first of an ongoing series for WWNO, Angela Taylor presents a portrait of how students are faring within the new system.
New Orleans, La. – Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency say lower levels are probably caused by microbes eating the oil. Testing at 33-hundred to 43-hundred feet showed a 20 percent decline in oxygen levels. NOAA spokesman Steve Murawski says it's not a major concern.
"To date the decrease in oxygen has not been significant enough to cause hypoxia at depth - that is, the dead zone - - nor is it likely to going forward."
New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Louisiana SPCA, Sept. 7, 2010
The consequences of the BP oil disaster turn up everywhere from Louisiana marshes and fishing docks to restaurant kitchens and the unemployment office. But the disaster is also evident at local animal shelters. Tearful scenes unfold at these shelters daily as an increasing number of families surrender their pets, unable to properly care for them through the financial turmoil of recent months.