Friday, March 07, 2008

3/08/2008 Community Gumbo

Listen | Democracy Now (3/03/08)
  • Stephen Kinzer on US-Iranian Relations, the 1953 CIA Coup in Iran and the Roots of Middle East Terror.
Listen | The Inspector General: Not a Play by Nikolai Gogol
Did New Orleans' new Inspector General accept a take-home vehicle? What kind of car does he drive? Six months into his tenure, has Robert Cerasoli made a dent in corruption, and what are his plans to improve efficiency of government services? And did he accept the gift of a tie in exchange for his address delivered at St. Charles Presbytarian Church?


Ethics in Public Service and The Inspector General Function: An Address by New Orleans Inspector General Robert Cerasoli, Loyola University, 11/27/07 (Community Gumbo, 12/1/07).

Cripple Creek Theatre performs The Inspector General by Nikolai Gogol, March 6-29. for more information. Robert Cerasoli answers questions every Thursday at 7:00 before the performances.


Fifth Annual Crawfish Boil and Egg Hunt to Benefit Clean Air Campaigns and Ninth Ward Re-Building

WHAT: The Louisiana Bucket Brigade and the Palmer Park Neighborhood Association are sponsoring the Fifth Annual Crawfish Boil and Egg Hunt. The proceeds will benefit the work of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, including green building projects in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward as well as communities’ work to reduce petrochemical pollution around the state.

Otra! will provide live music, and the entrance fee is good for all the crawfish you can eat. The annual Egg Hunt is free for children. A raffle will be held throughout the afternoon.

WHO: The events are sponsored by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, the Palmer Park Neighborhood Association and Abita Beer. The Lower Ninth Ward Re Building Projects involve collaborators including the Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development as well as the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association.

WHY: We need clean air, we need sustainable development, we need to eat crawfish and we need to have fun! There aren’t many egg hunts around town, so grab your basket and head to the park!


Palmer Park – uptown at the intersection of Carrollton and Claiborne


Saturday, March 22 – the day before Easter
1 PM – 5 PM; Egg Hunt Starts at 2 PM

Ticket Information:

Call 484 – 3433; online at

$15 for adults; $5 kids 8 – 12; Free for kids under 8; Egg hunt is free for all kids!

Oceans Night of Action

Please join us March 11th for an Oceans Night of Action to help end overfishing and conserve our ocean legacy. Last year, a study published in the journal Science predicted widespread collapse of the marine ecosystem by 2048 due to overfishing, pollution, and other human-induced factors. It's time to act for the Gulf and all of our oceans!

Next Tuesday, GRN Campaign Director, Aaron Viles, and University of Southern Mississippi Professor, Janet Kessler, will discuss threats to the Gulf's marine resources and the solutions we can implement now. With proper ecosystem-based management that truly ends overfishing, the Gulf can be restored to a vibrant marine ecosystem with abundant fish populations.

The National Marine Fisheries Service is currently revising their rules concerning overfishing and environmental review, so the evening will conclude with a series of action steps we can take to have an impact on protecting the Gulf. There will also be a free raffle and food! Please RSVP to

An Ocean Night of Action
Tuesday, March 11th at 7pm
Tulane University's Lavin-Bernick Center, Room 201
New Orleans, LA

RSVP today by emailing

Music Played:

Eddie Bo, "It Must Be Love"

Eddie Bo, "Tell It Like It Is"


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