Gulf Oil Spill
8:28 pm
Fri May 21, 2010

NOAA Plans Flights Over Oil Spill

New Orleans, La. – NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco says experts still don't know how much oil is in the Gulf, if there are in fact underwater streams that some say are 10 miles long, or where it will end up.

"The probes activate upon hitting the ocean surface and immediately begin transmitting data about sea temperature, salinity and currents back to computers aboard the aircraft, providing information about surface and subsurface oceanography."

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Arts & Culture
11:19 am
Fri May 21, 2010

Grey Gardens Final Performances

New Orleans, La. – Southern Rep and Le Petit Theaters present Grey Gardens, the Tony award winning musical that tracks the lives of Jackie O's scandalous relatives. The riches to rags drama runs thru May 23rd at Le Petit Theater, 616 St. Peter.

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Gulf Oil Spill
6:25 pm
Thu May 20, 2010

NOAA Could Have Determined Spill Rate Sooner

New Orleans, La. – NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco says scientists could have established how much oil was flowing at BP's underwater leak with more equipment.

"We do have the knowledge and the instruments to do that. The decision was made that the first priority had to be to stop the flow."

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Gulf Oil Spill
3:21 pm
Thu May 20, 2010

EPA Orders BP To Use Different Chemical Dispersants

New Orleans, La. – The EPA says BP has 24 hours to find an alternative dispersant, and 72 hours to start using it. BP has been spraying the surface spill with dispersants since it developed about a month ago. BP executive Doug Suttles says that as underwater robots proved unable to stop the leak, the company reached out for ideas.

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All Things N. O.
12:05 pm
Thu May 20, 2010

All Things N.O. 5-20-10

New Orleans, LA – Hurricanes and oils Spills, Building a Barrier Island, Actor Tim Reid, Story Corps New Orleans Atwood and Adams

StoryCorps N.O.
10:50 am
Thu May 20, 2010

StoryCorps: Jim Atwood and Patti Adams

New Orleans musicians Jim Atwood and Patti Adams were at their Colorado cabin, off the electricity grid, trying to keep track of what was happening in New Orleans, as Hurricane Katrina approached. They clung to their two-inch screen, battery-operated television to decipher what they could expect to see on their return home.

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:22 pm
Wed May 19, 2010

NOAA Extending Fishing Ban

New Orleans, La. – NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco says almost 46,000 square miles is now off limits. Food and Drug Administration inspectors will test fish in the region.

"The plan includes sampling seafood from inside and outside the closed areas as well as dockside and market-based sampling."

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Gulf Oil Spill
5:30 pm
Wed May 19, 2010

NOAA Tracking Oil Sheen in Loop Current

New Orleans, La. – The sheen is being tracked by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Spokesman Charlie Henry says the oil is moving slowly and could break apart before hitting land.

"The bulk of the oil is still way away to the northeast - I'm sorry - to the northwest of the loop current, and that oil is not in the immediate future a threat to be feeling the influence of the loop current and move down."

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Gulf Oil Spill
4:36 pm
Wed May 19, 2010

BP Planning on 'Top Kill' Plugging Well Leak

New Orleans, La. – Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry says officials are now pinning hopes on a procedure to start next week that's being called a "top kill." Engineers are testing pressure to make sure the busted blow-out preventer on the sea bed can handle heavy liquids plugging the leak.

"Let's all keep our fingers crossed. Let's all say our prayers. We absolutely hope top kills works. We're anxious to see that it does."

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The Sound of Books
8:20 am
Wed May 19, 2010

Barton Palmer's "Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird': The Relationship Between Text and Film"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - conversation with writer and film scholar R. Barton Palmer about his recent book "Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird': The relationship Between Text and Film"...

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