New Orleans, LA – From the ethic of reuse and recycle to the fair trade baskets from West African villages, farmers markets shoppers are expressing their personal ethics be they political, practical, or fashionable with the bags and baskets of their choosing:
New Orleans, La. – The 10-week sweep for fugitives in the region was called Operation Big Easy. Six state and local agencies joined in the program coordinated by the federal marshals. Officials say 432 fugitives were caught in the sweep. U-S Attorney Jim Letten said the marshals office has been especially effective since Hurricane Katrina. Among the fugitives now in custody are 20 people wanted for murder, 20 for armed robbery, and more than 100 sex offenders.
New Orleans, LA – Music National Service (MNS) is a new social enterprise that supports and expands the use of music to meet important civic and social goals. A pilot project has begun in New Orleans and WWNO's Paul Maassen spoke with Founder/CEO Kiff Gallagher and Sonja Robinson, Project Director in New Orleans.
New Orleans – An African American family's future is challenged by a musical instrument with a dark past, as the Anthony Bean Community Theater presents August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning play, The Piano Lesson. Performances run through September 27, 2009.
New Orleans – These are troubled times for Louisiana shrimpers. After decades of losing market share to inferior - but cheaper - imports - came the double-whammy of Katrina and Rita - followed by an unprecedented decline in the price for shrimp this season. WWNO's Fred Kasten recently sat down with veteran New Orleans shrimper Ray Brandhurst to talk about prospects for Louisiana's wild caught shrimp fleet...