Potholes vs Pizza: A Video Report

Our beat video reporter Joe Boals with the scoop on Domino’s Pizza helping to fix our streets:

August 17, 2018
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Pothole City

By Jen Bentley – Contributing Writer   It’s no secret that the roads in New Orleans are in bad shape. Drive a few blocks in any direction, and you’ll come across one of the city’s famous, “car-killer” potholes. Every few weeks, a story pops up – usually something humorous about the way a local has…

August 7, 2018
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Coffee Culture Playing Poorly in New Orleans

By Jenn Bentley – Contributing Writer In New Orleans, coffee culture is an integral part of the breath of the city. Some even credit the city’s slower pace and laid-back attitude with creating the mid-morning coffee break. Whether that’s true or not, it is hard to deny that coffee is an integral part of the…

August 1, 2018
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Being a Part of the Solution in NOLA’s Lower 9th Ward

By Nicole Nixon – Contributing Writer “I am a lower 9th ward resident and military veteran. I did 11 years in the United States Army. I spent the whole time in Germany and was there long enough to learn the language. When I came home, I used my V.A. home loan to buy my very…

August 1, 2018
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Dance Like Everyone is Watching

By Michael David Raso – Contributing Author New Orleans is known for many things: its excellent food, its many parades, especially during Mardi Gras, the Second Lines throughout the year, the great music, the art. Local cuisine, festivals, culture, nightlife, entertainment—all of these bring tourists to the city. But there’s a segment of the entertainment…

August 1, 2018
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Your Wallet and Health for a Power Plant?

By Michael Raso – Contributing Writer In June of 2016, Entergy closed its steam electric Michoud plant at 12550 Old Gentilly Road, after being in commercial production since 1957. Afterward, Entergy began the process of trying to get the city’s permission to build a new plant. While it seemed like a natural choice to build…

August 1, 2018
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Working (Without) Prosperity

By Jenn Bentley If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you’ve probably heard that the United States is in the middle of a new prosperous age. Economic growth during Trump’s first year in office is higher than the average annual growth rate for both Obama and Bush’s presidencies. In the second quarter of this…

July 31, 2018
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THE AIRBNB AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE

By Michael Raso _____ “I spent years dealing with needle dens, and crack houses burning on my block, bike thieves, cleaning the hood—literally picking up needles—only to have some of those very places become STRs. I miss the junkies.” – David Roe, New Orleans resident As you can see, people have strong feelings about the…

July 1, 2018
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The Power of the Gig Economy

Much like in the rest of the country and world, a new job sector has emerged in New Orleans. The city has felt the arrival of the “gig economy”, which is best described as temporary jobs that usually have flexible, DIY schedules that fit the needs of the employee. In recent years, companies like Uber,…

July 1, 2018
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