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Media events to mark on your calendars

Posted by schroeder915 on January 5, 2007

Two upcoming media events that merit attention:

Left Behind: The Story of the New Orleans Public Schools
January 10th, 7:30pm
Canal Place Cinema

It’s one of the best documentaries about New Orleans I’ve seen. WTUL’s Community Gumbo (91.5 FM) will feature an interview with Vince Morelli, one of the film’s directors, Saturday, January 6th, at 9:00 a.m.

And just in time for Mardi Gras (February 20th) …

New Orleans
The American Experience
February 12th
PBS

An interesting map on the American Experience site traces the development of New Orleans neighborhoods along with improved drainage made possible by the Wood screw pump:

amexperience_neworleans_map.jpg

That reminds me — Carnival season starts again tomorrow! Whoosh! Once again, the arrival of Carnival season comes at a time when we really could use something positive to look forward to.

Laissez la révolution roulez!

Related:

New Orleans topography and flooding

P.S.: Notwithstanding the fact that I’ve been saving this post as I’ve been writing it, I’m about to make a third attempt to publish after having to retrieve lost copies by hitting the browser “Back” button and re-writing the recovered post. I’ve seen this happen enough in the past that I’m convinced now it isn’t just a passing glitch, it’s a systemic problem. WordPress.com is not succeeding lately in endearing me to them over Blogger.

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One Response to “Media events to mark on your calendars”

  1. Larry Stevens said

    This could be very cool: “Denver-based Web site tracks legislative bills in all 50 states.”

    Scott Yates and Peter Jones want to make work easier for lobbyists, lawmakers, political junkies and anybody who keeps tabs on bills meandering through a state legislature. The two are launching a Denver Internet company, LgDb, to allow users to track bills in all 50 states via one Web-based format rather than going to the individual Web sites of each state.
    It’s free for anyone wanting to call up a bill pending in Colorado or elsewhere to view the measure’s contents, track its progress and see its sponsors.  Users also can link to newspaper articles and blog postings related to a bill. By plugging in a keyword, such as “health care,” users also can look at similar legislation pending in other states.
    Lobbyists, trade associations and others can pay $450 a year for special features. Paid users, for example, can create a “bill sheet” to keep tabs on various bills without having to cut and paste information from other Web sites into a Word document or spreadsheet….
    Paid subscribers also can be automatically alerted to changes in bills – either their status or language – that they’ve searched for previously in the database. LgDb will save the results of those searches and use them to run new searches automatically.
    In addition, the service can zap an e-mail to alert users about pending action or changes related to a particular bill.

    Here’s the site.  If you have a few minutes, poke around and see what you think.  hopefully functionality is good enough,

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