New Orleans politics

Moon Landrieu Remembers The 1969 Battle Over The Confederate Flag

Jun 19, 2020
Department of Housing and Urban Development

Moon Landrieu entered politics in New Orleans at a flashpoint in the struggle for racial justice. Three years after he was elected councilman at large, he pushed to desegregate public accommodations. That same year, a heated debate ensued about whether or not to remove the Confederate flag from city council chambers. The Historic New Orleans Collection conducted a series of interviews with Mr. Landrieu over ten years ago and brings us his reflections in this edition of NOLA Life Stories.

Travis Lux / WWNO

The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans is getting yet another interim director, and three top officials have resigned from the utility.

The moves come just a couple of weeks before a new permanent director is scheduled to take the helm.

David Callahan -- a retired rear admiral with the Coast Guard -- will be the fourth temporary executive director of the Sewerage and Water Board in about a year. Callahan will replace Jade Brown-Russell.

Emerge Louisiana

Women make up more than half of the population in the US, but they hold less than a third of elected offices. To discuss this disparity, NolaVie's Brian Friedman speaks with Victoria Coy, who is a student at the Emerge Louisiana leadership program.

New Orleans Election Results From The Lens

Nov 18, 2017
The Lens

Mayoral candidates Desiree Charbonnet and LaToya Cantrell faced off in a historic election on Saturday night, while Districts B and E determine New Orleans City Council runoff winners. See who carried which neighborhoods with The Lens’ results maps

Jess Clark / WWNO

The New Orleans mayoral election is Saturday. WWNO’s Jessica Rosgaard sat down with both candidates. Here is her interview with councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, conducted on Monday, Nov. 13.