New Orelans, LA – The New Orleans Sanitation Committee has been assured by garbage service provider SDT that it's close to finding whoever is responsible for dumping human waste into a storm drain in the Lower Ninth Ward. Correspondent Eileen Fleming has more. SDT owner Sidney Torres says his company along with the city is a victim of illegal dumping.
He tells the City Council committee that he's working to find out who used one of his trucks to illegally dump sewage.
New Orleans, LA – The Port of New Orleans is going back for a share of the federal stimulus money it says could be used on six projects now ready to break ground. Correspondent Eileen Fleming has more.
New Orleans, LA – The US Department of the Interior has formally given the state of Louisiana possession of 200-year-old artifacts recently recovered from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. Correspondent Eileen Fleming has more.
New Orleans, LA – Neighborhood groups throughout New Orleans are getting ready to present a plan to the City Council that guarantees them a specific role in how government operates. Correspondent Eileen Fleming has more
The Citizen Participation Project has been around since 2004. By the time a couple of pilot programs were ready, Hurricane Katrina knocked them aside.
But the storm resulted in more neighborhood group forming, with people already trained in focusing on issues, like crime, housing and land use.
New Orleans, LA – New Orleans has given a traditional farewell to guitarist Snooks Eaglin, who died last week at age 72. Correspondent Eileen Fleming has more.
The Howlin Wolf club in New Orleans was jammed with musical stars paying tribute to Snooks Eaglin. Allen Toussaint, Charmaine Neville, Deacon John and others performed as the man considered a musician's musician was remembered.
Mid-City Lanes Rock N Bowl owner John Blanchard spent many late nights with Eaglin, who often headlined.
Some analysts say young voters may have been the key to Barack Obama's presidential victory. According to CIRCLE, a non-partisan organization promoting research on the political engagement of Americans aged 15 to 25, young voters preferred Obama over McCain by 68 percent to 30 percent. But President Obama has inspired even those youths not old enough to vote. Eve Abrams brings up this story.