Friday, November 14, 2014

Week 11 Saints vs. Bengals X-Factor: RB Mark Ingram ~Barry Hirstius, Who Dat Dish

New Orleans Fringe Festival: Top 10 picks for 2014 ~Chris Waddington 

New Orleans Book Festival Kicks off Friday, November 14th ~WGNO

Reporter's Notebook: WWNO In Saigon ~We’re here in Vietnam thanks to the Solutions Journalism Network Story Fund, to look at how officials, experts and local people are planning and adapting for future flooding and water management. For our first week we’re focused on Ho Chi Minh City. Dr. Phi directs an innovative interdisciplinary center for Water and Climate Change here. He talked about the need to consider what he calls social hydrology first. The finest technical plans, and even the money to finance them, he says, are wasted if those plans don’t fit with the lives of the people in the city. And in a city like Ho Chi Minh, space is at a premium. Build a tall, sturdy floodwall, he says, and residents will move into the area surrounding it, even if you tell them that, over time, that area is more prone to flooding if the river overtops the wall.