New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Louisiana SPCA, Sept. 7, 2010
The consequences of the BP oil disaster turn up everywhere from Louisiana marshes and fishing docks to restaurant kitchens and the unemployment office. But the disaster is also evident at local animal shelters. Tearful scenes unfold at these shelters daily as an increasing number of families surrender their pets, unable to properly care for them through the financial turmoil of recent months.
New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Louisiana Bucket Brigade, Aug. 17, 2010
The sheer scale of the Gulf oil disaster came as a shock to many people around the region. But some of those who closely monitor the petrochemical industry in Louisiana point out that this current crisis didn't just appear from nowhere.
New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Plaquemines Community C.A.R.E. Center, Aug. 3, 2010
The indelible images of the oil disaster in the Gulf thus far have been revoltingly dramatic, like the stricken Deepwater Horizon rig consumed by fire, like the seabirds coated in crude or like the once-pristine beaches slathered in oil. But some impacts from this disaster are harder to spot, more private and concealed, though still devastating for the people dealing with them.
New Orleans, LA – Spinal cord injuries are complex and have been difficult to treat, but In Covington there is some groundbreaking medical research taking place that may make a big difference in the how these types of injuries can be better treated in the future. WWNO's Jollaine Schear has the story.
New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Global Green, August 3, 2010
It's common to hear oohs and aahs from people touring Global Green's visitor center in the Lower Ninth Ward. The center is a model house and it's part of Global Green's Holy Cross Project, a large-scale showcase for the energy savings potential in both new construction and historic homes. But Beth Galante, the New Orleans director for Global Green, says sometimes the center makes a much deeper impression on visitors.
New Orleans, LA – Northshore commuters who drive across the Causeway may have a new development in the horizon. Reporter Jollaine Schear speaks with the founders of a recent innovation in transportation which could make driving across the bridge a distant memory and just might lead to a smoother ride.
New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Operation Helping Hands | July 20, 2010 Thousands of houses still sit empty and battered around New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and behind many of them are stories of people still trying to get back home. Until very recently, New Orleans East resident Gloria Cole had one such story to tell.