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A motorcycle design for the history books

May 20, 2014
Funded by a patronage-type system modeled on, well, history.
Posted In: manufacturing, motorcycles, New Orleans, art

In New Orleans, learning music by watching the feet

Feb 10, 2014
An app to helps others learn music.
Posted In: Music, New Orleans, jazz, music education

Tech on the bayou: Louisiana and New Orleans make a play for start-ups

Jan 24, 2014
Technology is so integrated with all industries these days that tech companies can locate almost anywhere. New Orleans is pushing its advantages.
Posted In: technology, Bayou, Louisiana, New Orleans

As New Orleans comes back, some neighborhoods boom, others stay blighted

Dec 5, 2013
As New Orleans and its economy attract more college-educated residents, gentrification comes to once-poor neighborhoods on high ground.
Posted In: New Orleans, gentrification, housing market

Louisiana agency takes on oil industry over damage to delta

Aug 29, 2013
The levee board for the New Orleans region sued oil companies over their damage to delta wetlands that are a protective buffer against storm surges.
Posted In: New Orleans, levee, Oil

New Orleans residents: You know you're wealthy when...

Jan 28, 2013
In the third installment of Marketplace's "You Know You're Wealthy When" series, we traveled to New Orleans to ask residents of "The Big Easy" what being wealthy means to them.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, wealth, New Orleans

Gulf oysters in short supply after Isaac

Aug 31, 2012
Sal Sunseri, the owner of P&J Oyster company in New Orleans, explains how the oyster business has been affected by hurricane Isaac.
Posted In: oysters, Hurricane Isaac, Isaac, New Orleans

Facing Isaac, Times-Picayune looks to digital to cover hurricanes

Aug 29, 2012
How have the changes to New Orleans' newspaper affected its ability to cover Hurricane Isaac? NOLA.com's James O'Byrne discusses the Times-Picayune's digital strategy.
Posted In: Hurricane Isaac, Hurricane Katrina, newspapers, New Orleans, hurricane

New Orleans' $14 billion levee system holds for now

Aug 29, 2012
The $14 billion invested in the New Orleans levee system after Hurricane Katrina has begun to pay off in the latest storm, but what lessons have we learned about cost, benefit and risk?
Posted In: Hurricane Isaac, New Orleans, levee, Isaac

Gulf oyster producers prepare for Isaac

Aug 27, 2012
Tropical Storm Isaac is poised to make landfall on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. As it churns in the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans business owners and residents are preparing for yet another potential disaster.
Posted In: hurricane, shellfish, fishing industry, Isaac, New Orleans

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