Debbie Elliott http://wrti.org en A Young Torchbearer Lights The Way For New Orleans Music Students http://wrti.org/post/young-torchbearer-lights-way-new-orleans-music-students In New Orleans, it's cool to be in the high school band — especially when Trombone Shorty shows up in the band room.<p>The brass player and bandleader recently paid a visit to New Orleans' Warren Easton High School to work with band members. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:03:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 6562 at http://wrti.org A Young Torchbearer Lights The Way For New Orleans Music Students To Woo South, Romney Needs More Than A Twang http://wrti.org/post/woo-south-romney-needs-more-twang Mitt Romney picked up some support in Saturday's contests, but there may be trouble lurking for him in the near future as the GOP race moves to the Deep South.<p>Despite his second-place finish in Kansas, Romney scored victories Saturday in caucuses in Guam, the Northern Marianas and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He also won county conventions in Wyoming.<p>Tuesday's primaries are in Alabama and Mississippi, and the reddest of states are proving to be a tough sell for the former Massachusetts governor. Sun, 11 Mar 2012 10:20:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 1314 at http://wrti.org To Woo South, Romney Needs More Than A Twang Settlement Only The First Step In BP's Legal Woes http://wrti.org/post/settlement-only-first-step-bps-legal-woes Oil giant BP has agreed to settle thousands of lawsuits stemming from its <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/135517095/the-bp-oil-spill-one-year-later">well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico</a>.<p>The deal was announced late Friday and prompted a federal judge in New Orleans to postpone a Monday trial, but the proposed settlement solves only one piece of BP's legal exposure from the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.<p>The settlement would cover only private plaintiffs — individuals and businesses with either economic losses or medical claims resulting from the oil spill. Sat, 03 Mar 2012 21:24:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 1073 at http://wrti.org Settlement Only The First Step In BP's Legal Woes BP's Oil Slick Set To Spill Into Courtroom http://wrti.org/post/bps-oil-slick-set-spill-courtroom A federal court in New Orleans is preparing for one of the largest and most complex environmental lawsuits ever to come to court. It stems from the worst oil disaster in U.S. history: the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig nearly two years ago and the resulting oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico.<p>Testimony is scheduled to begin at the end of the month. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 457 at http://wrti.org BP's Oil Slick Set To Spill Into Courtroom