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Rosa Keller Library (5:00-9:00 PM)
My House NOLA presents a rolling food vendor mini festival
The Antenna Gallery (7:00 PM)
A series of music-themed movies and documentaries, curated and hosted by DJ Soul Sister, and co-presented by Charitable Film Network, Press Street, and WWOZ
Jewish Community Center (7:30 PM)
The second evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Catch the Indie rockers on their North American tour
The Caernarvon Conundrum
By now, Bonnet Carre and Morganza are household names. But, as Len Bahr over at LACoastPost informs us, there is another, less-discussed spillway that could be opened to divert water from the Mighty Mississippi. Caernarvon already occupies a great mantle in Louisiana flooding history, being the spot that was, as Dead Huey Long tell us, dynamited in 1927 ostensibly to save much of Plaquemines Parish. It could be used to divert freshwater toward the Gulf, and nourish the coastal wetlands with badly needed silt. But certain mollusks that reside in the area are threatened by the freshwater, making the decision to open the diversion a little tricker.
Not Quite Gomorrah-torium
Just like coastal science guru Len Bahr, we were befuddled when this week's end to the offshore drilling moratorium didn't set off Robert Meachem-style celebrations among drilling companies who surmised their own certain doom when this whole thing started. Well, as this industry-centric Houma Courier article makes clear, there might be a couple reasons: Drillers don't even get to start drilling yet, and it's not even clear that the moratorium will result in all those lost jobs and dire long-term impacts after all. Whoops! And nevermind all that safety stuff the feds did in the meantime. You know, so this doesn't have to happen again.
Let Not the Sands of The Gulf Ruin Your Political Calculations
Gov. Bobby Jindal and Plaquemines Pop-Top-in-Chief Billy Nungesser seem like honest guys. They're breaking massive sweats sailing the swamps, counting up boom, and charming Anderson Cooper. And they're doing it all to keep the oil out of your backyard. So when they say their beloved, multimillion dollar sand berms are working, we want to believe them. They even have pictures to prove it! Even after weeks of objections from respected scientists, you've got 'em now, Bobby! Well, okay, so they're not the only ones with pictures. Former coastal adviser to the governors (and coastal scientist) Len Bahr has these overhead shots of the berms washing away. Hm. Well. Okay. Wait! Got it! Put out a really general press release and surround yourself with people who agree with you!
Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Ian Hoch, Sarah Esenwein, Ryan Sparks, Will Dilella, Chris Rinaldi, Lianna Patch, Phil Yiannopoulos, Cate Czarnecki, Jonas Griffin, Jennifer Abbot, Mary Kilpatrick, Elaina Patton, Mike Horst, Devin Bambrick, Katherine McGuire, Norris Ortolano, Joe Shriner
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