Lynette Bates and her brother, Larnell Bates Jr., grew up in New Orleans. They celebrate the close bond they have with each other and others in their family, as well as the friends and neighbors they consider part of the family.
New Orleans, La. – Landry has been the federal on-scene coordinator of the disaster since it began April 20th, when the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and triggered the oil spill. She says she understands that people are becoming frustrated that oil keeps spilling into the Gulf of Mexico, but a military takeover wouldn't help.
"We have the military. We have the Navy here with skimmers. We have, you know, every agency of government at the federal level. We have many state agencies."
New Orleans, La. – BP is planning to start the operation Wednesday morning. BP executive Doug Suttles says it should be clear by Wednesday night if it's working.
"Once it starts going down the well the rest of the flow should go that way. But probably the biggest risk with the job is that the flow actually doesn't go down the well bore but goes out the end of the riser."
New Orleans, LA Detriot , Mich – Rebuilding Detroit Schools: A Tale of Two Cities. 1 hour call-in discussion program about the reforms in New Orleans and Detroit Public Schools. Paul Vallas guest. WWNO in cooperation with Michigan Radio. Aired May 25, 2010 at 2pm.