WWNO News Features
11:18 pm
Mon June 28, 2010

Vietnamese fishers have trouble filing BP claims

New Orleans, LA – Thousands who fish for a living face the loss of their livelihoods because of the ongoing oil disaster. Many of these fishers are Vietnamese, who face an added hurdle to obtaining compensation and work from BP because of inadequate interpreting services. Zoe Sullivan has the story for WWNO

Gulf Oil Spill
8:01 pm
Mon June 28, 2010

Environmental Groups Protest Offshore Drilling, BP

New Orleans, La. – Participants held hands, sang along with a protest song against BP and its oil spill coming ashore 60 miles to the south in the Gulf of Mexico.

Protester Josh Tickell says he's angry at the Obama administration, claiming the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, sparked a stronger response from then-President Richard Nixon.

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Gulf Oil Spill
5:25 pm
Mon June 28, 2010

Weather Delays Third Containment System

New Orleans, La. – Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says a third containment system set to go on line this week has been delayed. He says 10- to 12-foot seas are expected for the next few days.

"When we get over about 5 foot of seas they're going to have to stop the preparations for the Helix Producer which was the third production vessel we were going to bring in on the 30th of June to hook to the new vertical riser to increase our production up to 53,000 barrels."

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Gulf Oil Spill
4:49 pm
Mon June 28, 2010

Oil Spill Moving Toward Wetlands

New Orleans, La. – Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says more oil is heading toward wetlands.

"We have seen the oil change direction. It was generally heading east to the panhandle of Florida. Because of wind conditions and current we now see oil start to enter Mississippi Sound and areas around Chandeleur and Breton Sound. We're very concerned about that. We're moving forces there as we speak."

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Community Impact
2:21 pm
Mon June 28, 2010

Northshore Focus - Abita Brewery SOS Fund

New Orleans, LA –

The story of Abita Brewery and their SOS fund.

"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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WWNO News Features
11:18 am
Mon June 28, 2010

Vietnamese fishers have trouble filing BP claims

New Orleans, LA – Thousands who fish for a living face the loss of their livelihoods because of the ongoing oil disaster. Many of these fishers are Vietnamese, who face an added hurdle to obtaining compensation and work from BP because of inadequate interpreting services. Zoe Sullivan has the story for WWNO

WWNO News Reports
5:53 pm
Fri June 25, 2010

VA Hospital Marks Groundbreaking in Lower Mid-City

New Orleans, La. – Governor Bobby Jindal says the project will improve the health of its citizens, and the economy of southeast Louisiana.

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Gulf Oil Spill
5:17 pm
Fri June 25, 2010

Governor Jindal Wants BP's Evacuation Plans

New Orleans, La. – Governor Jindal says BP has yet to provide details of how it would move clean-up crews away from the oil spilling into four states.

"One of the things they've asked them to do is to commit about the specific evacuation staging areas, where they'll go and locate. Earlier we'd them for their plan. It wasn't adequate. We've asked them to update it."

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Arts & Culture
10:54 am
Fri June 25, 2010

Gulf Coast Artists Help Communities Impacted by BP Oil Spill

New Orleans, La. – Artists from across the Gulf Coast and beyond team up to help communities impacted by BP oil spill with the exhibit, Our Gulf Coast, on view at LeMieux Galleries, 332 Julia Street, through July 24th.

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Gulf Oil Spill
7:25 pm
Thu June 24, 2010

Jindal Pushes SBA to Approve More Loans

New Orleans, La. – Governor Jindal says the SBA is using normal credit checks to determine if a business can repay a loan. But he says the BP claims process is blocking their loan applications.

"Those small businesses that have legitimate claims from BP can use those future claims as collateral against their loan obligations so they can pay their bills today."

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