Airs Friday, February 28 at 9 p.m. Crescent City Blues takes listeners to the hidden world of New Orleans corner joints—bars far from the French Quarter, in neighborhoods like Central City, Treme, and Pigeontown. These clubs, patronized almost entirely by locals, nurture a resilient blues and rhythm-and-blues scene that is often overshadowed by the Crescent City’s legacy as a jazz town. They are an essential part of New Orleans’ cultural history, but they are struggling—because of the recession, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and potentially the BP oil spill.
As a high school student living in Los Angeles, Christina Palomo was strongly affected by the news of the BP oil spill. Now, she hopes her scientific research can be helpful.
Credit Northwestern State University
A Northwestern State University student is preparing for a prestigious summer internship at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in New York. Christina Palomo of Los Angeles will travel from Natchitoches to New York later this month to help Columbia scientists study the environmental consequences of the 2010 BP oil spill. The biology major said she’ll work alongside two geochemists.
The Environment and Health Council of Louisiana hosts a conference April 18 to highlight research under way on the health of the Gulf two years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The daylong conference is at Nicholls State's Bollinger Memorial Student Union in Thibodaux, La.