Mississippi River http://wvxu.org en "Cincinnati to New Orleans" via pontoon chronicled in new book http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-new-orleans-pontoon-chronicled-new-book <p>In October 2011, <strong>Kyle Rouse</strong> and three friends set off on a Mark Twain-esque adventure: a pontoon boat ride from Cincinnati to New Orleans via the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. He’s published a book about this journey, <a href="http://www.theriverbook.net/"><strong>Cincinnati to New Orleans</strong></a>, and he’s with Lee Hay to discuss the inspiration for the trip and his use of a good old-fashioned film camera to capture the images in the book.</p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 05:30:20 +0000 Lee Hay 17458 at http://wvxu.org "Cincinnati to New Orleans" via pontoon chronicled in new book Old Man River, a Look at the Mississippi http://wvxu.org/post/old-man-river-look-mississippi <p></p><p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 10:30:05 +0000 Mark Perzel 16773 at http://wvxu.org Old Man River, a Look at the Mississippi Local impact of low Mississippi River levels http://wvxu.org/post/local-impact-low-mississippi-river-levels <p>Drought conditions in the upper Midwest are causing major concerns for companies that ship goods and materials on the Mississippi River.</p><p>Local carriers are keeping an eye on how low water levels between Saint Louis and Cairo, Illinois (where the Ohio and Mississippi meet) could affect their supply routes.</p><p>Mike Toohey is president of the <a href="http://www.waterwayscouncil.org/wci.htm" target="_blank">Waterways Council</a>, a carrier trade and policy organization.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 09:06:00 +0000 Tana Weingartner 7721 at http://wvxu.org Local impact of low Mississippi River levels