When someone dies in New Orleans, it's common practice to parade through the streets in what is known as a Second Line. This tribute to the deceased is lead by a brass band, which forms the "first line," and its music includes both somber dirges and joyful tunes.
This Sunday, in Algiers Point, the third annual Gatsby Dog Second Line and Celebration will take place, which brings the Second Line tradition to pets. Eve Abrams has more
New Orleans, MA – Senator George McGovern spoke with WWNO's Paul Maassen about his war experience, being in New Orleans and his thoughts on the 1972 Presidential Campaign. McGovern spoke at the National WWII Museum on April 18th
New Orleans, LA – A journalist who spent eight years covering drug wars in the United States and Columbia, spoke about his experiences in April at UNO. WWNO's Paul Maassen had a chance to speak with him.
New Orleans – A modern system of public transportation is a vital need for post-Katrina New Orleans and the surrounding region. Creating a good plan to meet that challenge is the ambition behind a recent major transportation conference sponsored by the University of New Orleans at the Port of New Orleans. WWNO's Fred Kasten picks up the story.
Bill Borah is a land use attorney who, in the 1960's, helped fight to keep a highway, known as the Riverfront Expressway, from going through the French Quarter in front of Jackson Square. Plans for the highway were first made by Robert Moses, who designed networks of highways throughout the country, and coincided with the building of the section of Interstate 10 along Claiborne Avenue.
In a show of commitment to rebuilding New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan conducted a two day tour of the region in order to personally view the region's rebuilding efforts.
A mere six weeks into Obama's presidency, the secretaries' visit also comes the day after President Obama named Craig Fugate to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency.