Community Impact
5:23 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

Community IMPACT Series: Mahalia Jackson Early Learning Center, July 13, 2010

New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: The Mahalia Jackson Early Learning Center | July 13, 2010

Ask Phyllis Landrieu to describe the public education situation in New Orleans today and her response may come in stark terms.

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Gulf Oil Spill
12:54 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

Pressure Testing Could Clear Cap Containment of BP's Leak

New Orleans, La. – Retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says the new cap will take pressure readings. If they're too low, it means there could be other breaks in the well and plugging oil from the top could trigger more leaks. If they're high enough, valves on the cap will gradually be shut off. Allen says he's very confident the cap will stay in place. If it's not able to stop oil from flowing out it will at least be able to funnel it to surface ships.

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Gulf Oil Spill
11:11 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Oil Spill Commission Meeting Opens in New Orleans

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Gulf Oil Spill
3:16 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Oil Spill Commission Co-Chairmen Outline Meeting Objectives

New Orleans, La. – The commission has been given six months to determine why the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded April 20th, killing 11 men on board, how effective the response has been to the oil spill that followed, and how such as disaster can be prevented. Democratic co-chairman Graham says he disagrees with critics who say the commission hasn't enough drilling experts.

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Community Impact
2:22 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Northshore Focus: Kindd - helping children

St Tammany Parish, LA –

"Northshore Focus" on WWNO is made possible with support from the The Northshore Community Foundation, uniting human and financial resources to enhance the quality of life in the Northshore region. More at Northshore Community Foundation

 

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:18 pm
Sat July 10, 2010

Oil Spill Commission Heading to New Orleans

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:06 pm
Sat July 10, 2010

BP Switching Containment Caps

New Orleans, La. – BP has extra skimming vessels above the well site to recover the oil now spilling freely into the Gulf. It's also hooking up a production vessel to another part of the blown-out well. Once the new containment cap is attached, pressure readings will track the rate of oil gushing out of the well. The cap might be able to close off the leak. BP vice president Kent Wells says the system should be operational by mid-week, but is only a temporary solution.

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WWNO Commentary
5:09 pm
Fri July 9, 2010

School's Success Lost in Bureaucratic Bustle

New Orleans, LA – Pierre A. Capdau UNO Charter School had it's charter agreement renewed for another three years, but the exciting news practically went unnoticed. Andre Perry explains why.

WWNO News Features
11:17 am
Fri July 9, 2010

Landrieu Outlines Plans in 'State of the City' Address

New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu has skipped the tradition of delivering the annual address after a year on the job. As Landrieu took the oath of office in early May, he was learning about a deficit he now says is $67 million dollars. And BP's oil spill was just beginning to unfold into the largest one in American history. He was just a few minutes into his speech at Xavier University when he talked about the disaster in the Gulf.

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WWNO News Features
11:15 am
Fri July 9, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill and Mental Health

New Orleans – In late June, the oil disaster claimed two more lives, one of them a suicide. This heightened awareness of the psychological effects of the disaster. Zoe Sullivan has more.

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