Gulf Oil Spill
3:39 pm
Tue June 1, 2010

Coast Guard Changes Command Structure to Oil Response

New Orleans, La. – Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says he will now take over news briefings apart from BP. Rear Admiral Mary Landry had been conducting briefings alongside BP officials since the April 20th rig explosion that preceded the oil spill.

"The goal is to create as broad a picture of this response, what's going on, and speak very frankly to the American public."

Allen praised Landry's oversight of BP's response.

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:46 pm
Sat May 29, 2010

Next BP Plan To Use Robots To Cut Leaking Pipe

New Orleans, La. – BP is no longer plunging heavy mud into the well. The gushing flow blasted out all 33,000 barrels of the material, and shooting debris into the well didn't work either. BP executive Doug Suttles says it's now getting robots ready to slice off a leaking pipe and fit a containment device to funnel oil to a surface ship.

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Gulf Oil Spill
7:41 pm
Sat May 29, 2010

BP's 'Top Kill' Fails

New Orleans, La. – BP executive Doug Suttles says that after more than three days of off-and-on pumping of heavy mud into the well, it's clear the oil is still roaring into the Gulf.

"This scares everybody; the fact that we can't make this well stop flowing, or haven't succeeded in that so far."

Suttles says a relief well could take a few months.

None of us want to wait until these relief wells get down at the point that that occurs."

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Gulf Oil Spill
3:07 pm
Sat May 29, 2010

BP Denies Clean-up Crews 'Window Dressing'

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Gulf Oil Spill
7:48 pm
Fri May 28, 2010

NOAA Research Ship Prepares To Track Oil

New Orleans, La. – Captain Shepard Smith says the research ship Thomas Jefferson normally maps wetlands and shallow waters for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It's now in New Orleans, preparing to head out next week and look for deep-sea oil.

"We're really adapting sensors that are designed for other oceanographic purposes to this very particular task, and we don't know exactly how it's going to work out yet."

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WWNO Commentary
5:46 pm
Fri May 28, 2010

How Blame Plays Out in Education

Dr. Andre Perry

New Orleans, LA – Andre Perry discusses the new teacher evaluation system in Louisiana.

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Where Y'Eat
12:25 pm
Thu May 27, 2010

The Many Faces of a Wine Festival

The always-festive Krewe of Cork takes to the streets during the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –

Thanks to the way they proliferate across the New Orleans calendar, most folks seem to have a pretty good lock on what a local festival looks like. Most are outdoors and have music, food and drinks. There will probably be T-shirts for sale, possibly even an official poster. This is the fundamental template for everything from Jazz Fest to small neighborhood festivals.

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All Things N. O.
12:04 pm
Thu May 27, 2010

All Things N.O. 5-27-10

New Orleans, LA – James Carville, The economics of offshore drilling, NOLA hotels join a class action against BP, A fisherman from Venice, LA tells how the spill has impacted fishing there.

StoryCorps N.O.
10:52 am
Thu May 27, 2010

StoryCorps: Lynette Bates and Larnell Bates Jr.

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Arts & Culture
10:38 am
Thu May 27, 2010

New Orleans Wine and Food Experience in Full Swing

New Orleans, La. – Wine lovers and foodies gear up for Grand Tastings at the 19th annual New Orleans Wine and Food Experience. More info at NOWFE.com

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