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Tom Ashbrook will not return to On Point

Feb 14, 2018

Tom Ashbrook, host of the WBUR / NPR news call-in program On Point, will no longer host the show nor return to WBUR.  Boston University, which operates WBUR, announced this decision today after an independent review concluded that his behavior had created a dysfunctional workplace. A parallel review by the University concluded that Ashbrook’s behavior was not sexual in nature and did not constitute sexual harassment.

Eileen Fleming / WWNO

The New Orleans Planning Commission has delayed a decision on a hotel proposed in Bywater. The project faces strong neighborhood opposition.

Hundreds of strip club workers and their supporters marched through the French Quarter Thursday, protesting police raids that have left them out of work.
Jess Clark / WWNO - New Orleans Public Radio

Hundreds of strip club workers and their supporters marched through the French Quarter Thursday night, protesting police raids on clubs that have left them out of work. 

Eileen Fleming / WWNO

New Orleans city and tourism officials gathered on Bourbon Street Wednesday to mark the end of a street repair project. WWNO’s Eileen Fleming was there, and reports the news conference didn’t go as planned.

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Though the weather has warmed up, problems caused by this week’s cold spell are expected to linger through the weekend. Broken pipes and overuse strained the water supply. Boil water advisories continue for Jefferson Parish and the East Bank due to low water pressure.

Jessica Rosgaard

Road conditions are improving as southeast Louisiana continues to thaw from a deep freeze. But problems with the water system have school districts closed and city officials warning residents to be prepared for a few more difficult days ahead.

Freeze Strains New Orleans Utilities

Jan 18, 2018
Jessica Rosgaard / WWNO

The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the entire East Bank of New Orleans. This comes after a drop in water pressure this morning, probably caused by residents leaving water running overnight to avoid bursting pipes.

Cold Front Shuts Down New Orleans

Jan 17, 2018
Jess Clark / WWNO


Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency in response to record low temperatures. Icy conditions have left a frozen mess in New Orleans. The city is basically shutdown. A hard freeze warning is in effect from 5 p.m. Wednesday through 11 a.m. Thursday.

Eileen Fleming / WWNO

Officials from Orleans, France, wrapped up several days of events marking a sister city agreement with the city of New Orleans.  They attended the Joan of Arc parade over the weekend, as well as the official start of Carnival marked at Mardi Gras World.  The city designation coincides with the Louisiana city’s Tricentennial celebrations.

Eileen Fleming / WWNO

A New Orleans jail reform coalition is asking the city to close a temporary detention center operating in Mid-City. Criminal justice groups are worried that it will become permanent.