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David Weinberg

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  • Louisiana sees decline in oyster fishing

    The first annual New Orleans Oyster Festival kicked off despite a very bleak future for many of Louisiana's fisheries. Oysters are big business down there, but the oil spill has taken a toll. David Weinberg reports.

  • Changing the perception of Mardi Gras

    With flying beads and frozen daiquiris, Mardi Gras doesn't exactly scream family-friendly. But one man is trying to change that impression. David Weinberg reports.

  • East Meets West, Past Meets Present in Seattle

    Panama Neon

    This weekend finds us at the Panama Hotel in Seattle's Japantown, which has been around for more than a century. It was once home to Japanese immigrants at the turn of the century and literally comes with its own emotional baggage. David Weinberg went to Nihonmachi (a local name for Japantown) to get this story for our summer travel series.

  • An Unlikely Ascent from Ex-Con to Artist

    Artist, actor and ex-con Epi Lopez

    Before his debut into the art world, Eppiphonio "Epi" Lopez was a drug smuggler. After his release from prison in 2006, he gained local fame for a role in a rock opera. Now his prison sketches are on display at a New Orleans gallery.

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