New Orleans, LA – Flood waters along the Mississippi are at record levels, and Saturday the Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza Spillway, allowing water to spill from the Mississippi River into the Atchafalaya River Basin. This weekend, Zoe Sullivan visited a different structure designed to regulate water flow between the rivers, the Old River Control System.
New Orleans, LA – The latest issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas includes an excerpt from geographer Richard Campanella's latest book, Lincoln in New Orleans: The 1828-1831 Flatboat Voyages and Their Place in History. WWNO's Paul Maassen recently spoke with Campanella about the iconic president's trip down the Mississippi.
New Orleans, LA – WWNO's Paul Maassen and Loyola's Director of Environmental Communication, Bob Thomas, host a special news presentation about the swelling Mississippi river. Join us as a panel of experts discuss the consequences of this year's surging floodwaters and what the ramifications will mean for southern Louisiana.
New Orleans, LA – The Greater New Orleans Foundation is the community foundation serving the region of metropolitan New Orleans. Their President & CEO Dr. Albert Ruesga recently discussed their role in the surrounding area.
New Orleans, LA – The StoryCorps Oral History Project came to the Gulf Coast to record people talking about how the BP Oil spill affected their lives. What followed were stories recorded by fisherme, business owners, long-time Gulf Coast residents and others who called the Gulf Coast home.
New Orleans, LA – In the aftermath of the Deepwater oil rig explosion, the BBC's Robyn Bresnahan spent a month in Louisiana with fishing families to see how they were affected. She found many communities on the brink, with fishermen fearing they would never fish again. One year later, she has returned to meet with some of the same families.
New Orleans, Louisiana – It's been a year since BP's Macondo Well blew up off the coast of Louisiana, spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico and altering the lives, economies, and cultures of communities all along the Gulf Coast. Over the course of the year, Eve Abrams has been visiting the folks in Shell Beach, Louisiana. She recently checked in to see how things are going in this fishing community leveled by Katrina, but perhaps hurt harder one year ago.