Saturday, November 04, 2006

11/4/2006 Community Gumbo

audio Democracy Now (11/2/06)
  • Suspects in Murder of Indymedia Journalist Brad Will On Loose inOaxaca
  • Casualties Mount in New Israeli Attack on Gaza
  • Running Against Sodom and Osama: The Christian Right, Values Voters and the Culture Wars in 2006
  • Karl’s Rove Secret: Bush’s “Architect” Launched Anti-Gay Marriage Campaign After Burying Gay Father

Mississippi John Hurt, "Coffee Blues."

audio Who should decide which New Orleans rebuilding projects get funding priority?
One of the most controversial conclusions reached by participants in the first Unified New Orleans Community Congress was that dry neighborhoods should receive funding before severely-flooded neighborhoods. That view may not be popular, however, with the majority of New Orleans residents who weren’t in attendance.

Through keypads supplied by AmericaSpeaks, the Community Congress participants were revealed to be predominantly white and wealthy. Three-quarters of the roughly 200 participants were white, in contrast to a pre-Katrina New Orleans population that was 67 percent black. Meanwhile, forty percent of the participants had incomes of more than $75,000, but the pre-Katrina average income was less than $29,000.

Why more participants weren't at the Congress was on the minds of two Treme residents.


Michelle Krupa, "NO Meeting Tackles Infrastructure Needs," The Times-Picayune, 10/28/06.

Becky Houtman, "The Ballroom Speaks."

ThinkNewOrleans, "ConcordiaSpeaks."

People Get Ready, "We have more than that at the 400 mass on Saturday."

Vera Triplett, Letter to the Editor, The Times-Picayune (unpublished).

Unified New Orleans Plan

UNOP, Community Congress #2 Information


Taj Mahal, "Lonely Avenue."

audio Musicians Bringing Musicians Home
Bill Taylor, Executive Director for the Tipitina's Foundation, talks about the importance of getting musicians back into their homes and their neighborhoods. Tipitina's is hosting a benefit concert on Monday, Nov. 6, for the Tipitina's Foundation, the Arabi Wrecking Krewe, and the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic. Al “Carnival Time” Johnson will make a rare appearance on stage, along with Steve Earle and a host of other musicians.


Tipitina's Foundation

New Orleans Musicians Clinic

Arabi Wrecking Krewe

Al Johnson, "Carnival Time."

Donald Harrison & Dr. John, "Shallow Water."

Bonerama, "Crosstown Traffic."

Global warming block party and film festival
Saturday, Nov. 4 & Nov. 6-10
(audio probably won't be posted for a couple of days)


The Alliance for Affordable Energy

The Gulf Restoration Network

The Louisiana Sierra Club

Arctic Sea Ice Declines Again in 2006, Say University of Colorado Researchers

Expect a warmer, wetter world this century, computer models agree

Greenland Ice Sheet Losing Mass

United States Population Density

Ozone Hole Reaches Record Size

Carbon Monoxide, Fires, and Air Pollution


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