Gulf Oil Spill
6:49 pm
Thu June 17, 2010

Mayor Landrieu Wants BP to Fund Marketing Campaign

New Orleans, La. – Landrieu says all the bad news about the oil spill is confusing visitors into believing the oil is lapping up in the city, and seafood isn't safe. Neither is true, but he says the misperception could take hold.

"It is really important that we get way ahead of this. We can see it coming. We know what's going to happen. We know how to prevent it. We need the resources to do it. It's an easy call."

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WWNO News Reports
5:25 pm
Thu June 17, 2010

Former Mandeville Mayor Sentenced to 5 years, 4 months

New Orleans, La. – Price admitted taking several golf trips to Pebble Beach from the city engineer and a developer who had projects in the city. Letten says those trips total about $45,000. He says the former mayor also used money from campaign funds to pay gambling debts and personal expenses and provided false tax statements.
Letten says the five years and four months Price is set to serve shows how seriously courts are taking corruption cases.

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StoryCorps N.O.
2:27 pm
Thu June 17, 2010

StoryCorps: Joe and Gay DiGiovanni

Gay (l) and Joe DiGiovanni

Joe and Gay DiGiovanni were in the final stages of planning a wedding in August 2005. His close family in St. Bernard Parish would be attending. Gay moved everything but her wedding dress into Joe's three-story house while the final arrangements were being set and they looked forward to a honeymoon in Las Vegas.

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Arts & Culture
12:59 pm
Thu June 17, 2010

Mame and The Everlasting Bonfire in Performances at Tulane University

New Orleans – Jerry Herman's Mame opens the 43rd Season of Summer Lyric Theater at Tulane. Also, just across campus, an original work by local playwright Jim Fitzmorris, The Everlasting Bonfire, seta a unique stage at the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. Both performances run June 17-20, 2010.

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All Things N. O.
12:41 pm
Thu June 17, 2010

All Things N.O. 6-17-10

New Orleans, LA – BP in Washington, changing the course of the Mississippi, Story Corp New Orleans Joe and Gay DiGiovanni, Summer Lyric and Jim Fitmzmorris at Tulane

Where Y'Eat
2:03 am
Thu June 17, 2010

"The New West End" in Frenier

Frenier, La., a tiny village on the western shore of Lake Pontchartrain where local seafood is the thing.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –
Local seafood plays a role in all kinds of things besides recipes in Louisiana, a relationship that helps explain some of the deep dread that sprang up as the BP oil disaster imperils it.

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Louisiana Eats!
2:19 pm
Wed June 16, 2010

Time to Celebrate Father's Day

Poppy's "From Scratch" Chicken Stew and Dumplings (Serves 6 - 8)

1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
Flour for dredging
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 chopped onion
1 chopped bellpepper
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 bottle of beer and 1 cups chicken stock or water
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. thyme
1 bay leaf
2 T hot sauce
Salt, cayenne and black pepper to taste
1 bunch thinly sliced green onions
2 tablespoons chopped parsley

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The Sound of Books
9:30 am
Wed June 16, 2010

Nicole Cooley's New Volume Of Katrina-Inspired Poems, "Breach"

New Orleans – Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - conversation with award-winning writer Nicole Cooley - author of a new collection of Katrina-inspired poems, "Breach."

For more information on Nicole Cooley, her new book "Breach" - and reading at Octavia Books with her father, poet Peter Cooley, please click here .

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Gulf Oil Spill
6:25 pm
Tue June 15, 2010

Government New Flow Estimates at 60,000 Barrels a Day

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:00 pm
Mon June 14, 2010

More Sea Turtles Arriving at Rescue Centers

New Orleans, La. – More than 350 turtles have been collected, most of which were dead. Those rescued are taken to wildlife stations for cleaning and observation. Barbara Schroeder is the national sea turtle coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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