Thursday, October 04, 2007

10/06/2007 Community Gumbo

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Listen | Save Our Coast: Carlton Dufrechou, Executive Director of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
Saving New Orleans means saving Louisiana's receding coastline, and restoring a once healthy wetland ecosystem of marshes, and forests of cypress and tupelo to break storm surges. As Executive Director of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, Carlton Dufrechou has led the cause for a healthier ecosystem in Southeast Louisiana for nearly two-decades. The current battle being waged is for passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007. Both parties in both houses of Congress overwhelmingly supported the WRDA bill, which contains more than $3.5 billion in Louisiana hurricane- and flood-protection projects, yet President Bush is threatening a veto.

Carlton Dufrechou.

Louisiana coastal restoration projects (image from the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation Web site).

Bayou La Loutre and the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (image from the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation Web site).

A levee on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain.


The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation

Carlton Dufrechou, "Water Act deserves support," Letter to the Editor, The Times-Picayune, 9/29/07.

Jen DeGregorio, "Port hopes $160 million in water bill gets by Bush," The Times-Picayune, 9/26/07.

Christine Harvey, "1st District hopefuls vow to rebuild: All three want to see the Gulf Outlet close," The Times-Picayune, 10/02/07.

Pam Radtke Russell, "Operators balance safety with production: Shell plays it safe with judgment call," The Times-Picayune, 10/03/07.

Bill Walsh, "White House opposes Morganza levee project," The Times-Picayune, 4/10/07.

"Senate OKs federal flood bill; Closing of MR-GO would be prompt," The Times-Picayune, 5/16/07.

Bob Marshall & Mark Shleifstein, "Last chance Day 2: Losing ground," The Times-Picayune.

Mark Schleifstein, "LAYING THE GROUNDWORK: Success stories like the Atchafalaya River Basin hold the promise of restoring lost wetlands," 3/06/07.

Sidney Coffee, "Levees, wetlands both vital," Letter to the Editor, The Times-Picayune, 9/11/07.

"WATER BILL (Here are some of the major Louisiana projects in the $21 billion Water Resources Development Act)" The Times-Picayune, 9/25/07.

Editorial, "Don't veto our survival," The Times-Picayune, 9/26/07.

Grace Lee Boggs, Bill Moyer's Journal, 8/31/07.

Editorial, "Wanted: A Regional Flood Control Plan," Gambit Weekly, 10/02/07.

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra launches a new season of its popular "Family Concert" series of kid-friendly performances with "Adventures in Space" - a musical explosion of the solar system and beyond - Sunday afternoon, October 7, 2007 - at 3:00pm - at the First Baptist Church of New Orleans, 5290 Canal Boulevard. [more information]

New Orleans Musica da Camera
Sing a Tapestry Weave a Song
The Fabric of Early Music

Sunday 7 October 4:00pm
Ursuline Chapel - 2701 State St. - Uptown New Orleans

Sunday 14 October 3:00pm
Holy Name of Mary Church - 500 Eliza St. - Algiers Point

NOMDC.ORG, or 895-1972, for more information.

Karaoke with the Big Easy Rollergirls
Monday, Oct. 8 - Live rock n' roll karaoke night, featuring members of the Molly Ringwalds & Metal Rose, with special guest Gal Holiday -- raffle Prizes, a penalty wheel, and belly dancers! Bout tickets and calendars on sale. Southport Hall, 200 Monticello Avenue. Tomatoes at 8 p.m., karaoke at 8:30 p.m.

Bout Season starts on Saturday, Oct. 20 -- A double header featuring the Crescent Wenches v. the Marigny Antoinettes, and Confederacy of Punches v. the StoryVillains. Doors open at 6 p.m. at Mardi Gras World. for more information.

Music Played:
Big Joe Williams and Sonny Boy Williamson, "Baby Please Don't Go," Arhoolie (LP).

Bob Dylan, "The Levee's Gonna Break," Modern Times, Sony 2006.


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