New Orleans, Louisiana – For many New Orleanians, Mardi Gras season is the time to take down the boxes stuffed with glittery fabric and feathers, hit the thrift stores, and start stirring the paper mache. What does costuming mean? A time to escape, a time to play, a time to hide and be seen all at once. And sometimes, your costume becomes something else: it tells you a story about your own life. Eve Abrams brings us this documentary about New Orleans' Mardi Gras costuming.
New Orleans, Louisiana – Though the economic and scientific aspects of the Gulf Oil Disaster are subject to multiple, ongoing studies by governemental and independent entities, the cultural impacts of the Disaster have received far less funding and attention, not to mention, coordination. But Eve Abrams learned that the Southern Food and Beverage Museum is determined to change that.
New Orleans, LA – Recently, the Regional Transit Authority announced plans to build a new streetcar line along North Rampart and St. Claude between Canal and Press Streets. A spur along Elysian Fields will connect this line with the Riverfront line at Esplanade Avenue. Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-2012. More lines mean more streetcars on the move. And who are the craftspeople here in New Orleans who keep the streetcars rolling? WWNO's Zoe Sullivan set out to find them.
New Orleans, Louisiana – The economy of Southeast Louisiana was rattled by last year's oil disaster, and it's not just the fishing and oil industries feeling the economic pinch. As money stops flowing into the businesses most directly impacted by the spill, economic hardship filters into some unexpected places. Eve Abrams learned that how New Orleanians spend -- or don't spend -- their money has a big effect on the regional economy.
New Orleans, Louisiana – Ever since oil spewed into Gulf waters last April, folks who work and live in Shell Beach, Louisiana have been waiting -- waiting to see what happens to the marine animals their livelihoods depend upon, and waiting to find out the full effects on the businesses and community they rebuild after Katrina. Over nine months since the Macondo Well exploded, Eve Abrams found that the residents of Shell Beach have few answers, only more questions.
New Orleans, Louisiana – Though much of the seafood industry is showing signs of regeneration following last year's Gulf Oil Disaster, Louisiana oysters are still suffering. To find out why, Eve Abrams got a lesson in oyster biology at the Yscloskey marina, in Saint Bernard Parish.
New Orleans – As discussion continues about Governor Jindal's request to study merging the University of New Orleans and Southern University at New Orleans, WWNO's Paul Maassen spoke with Times-Picayune higher education writer, John Pope - who wrote about the merger study this past Sunday.
New Orleans, Louisiana – Nine moths after BP's Macondo Well exploded and oil began gushing into Louisiana's fishing waters, businesses who survive on selling local seafood are still adjusting. Eve Abrams learned that less money and more questions are just part of what local seafood purveyors are having to contend with.