Gulf Oil Spill
6:16 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

Rig Electrician Says Alarm Disabled So Crew Could Sleep

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Gulf Oil Spill
6:14 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

St. Tammany Plans Keep Barges Nearby For Lake's Storm Protection

New Orleans, La. – The president of a parish north of New Orleans is fuming over Coast Guard plans to move barges protecting Lake Pontchartrain. Kevin Davis says a deal's been reached to store barges within the parish, not the 100 miles he says the Coast Guard wanted.
But Admiral Thad Allen says it's critical to protect equipment that will clean up the shore once the storm passes.

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Gulf Oil Spill
6:11 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

Coast Guard Looking At Shoreline Storm Preparations

New Orleans, La. – Retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says local leaders are helping to find safe places near shore where skimmers and boom can ride out forecast heavy winds and seas. He says he wants to avoid mistakes made ahead of Hurricane Katrina five years ago.

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WWNO Commentary
4:29 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

The Dropout Dilemma

New Orleans – Andre Perry discusses how a school's faculty impacts graduation rates.

Gulf Oil Spill
6:55 pm
Thu July 22, 2010

Tropical Storm Delays BP Plan To Kill Blown-out Well

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Gulf Oil Spill
6:51 pm
Thu July 22, 2010

Underwater Cap May Be Out Of View During Storm

New Orleans, La. – Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says stormy weather may mean that robotically operated vehicles that have been transmitting images from the sea floor may have to be taken out of harm's way.

"We have determined that if we have to evacuate the site, we are prepared to leave the well capped. We will attempt to do ROV monitoring as long as we can. We think we can probably keep vessels on scene."

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StoryCorps N.O.
5:17 pm
Thu July 22, 2010

StoryCorps: Janet Wallfisch

Ann Asprodites has always referred to Janet Wallfisch as her aunt, but the 91-year-old is actually related a bit further down ancestral lines. Ann's grandfather was Janet's mother's brother. The two remain close. They have lunch about twice a month, when Janet can book some spare time between exercise classes, opera and other activities.

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All Things N. O.
4:07 pm
Thu July 22, 2010

All Things N.O. 7-22-10

New Orleans, LA – Jack Hopke hosts WWNO's weekly news magazine.

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Arts & Culture
2:09 pm
Thu July 22, 2010

YaYa Art Showcase Pays Tribute to Coastal Parishes

New Orleans, La. – The 2nd Annual Just Say YaYa Art Showcase pays tribute to coastal parishes hurt by BP oil spill.

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Gulf Oil Spill
10:18 am
Thu July 22, 2010

Stormy Weather Could Halt Clean-up and Relief Well

New Orleans, La. – Retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says if conditions get too rough, vessels now at the well site will be sent to shore for safety. He says one of the last to leave will be a ship carrying robots that have been transmitting images of the well.

"If we had to leave the well capped and unattended right now, we're probably be looking at a gap of three to four days where we would not have surveillance on scene."

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