All Things New Orleans http://wwno.org en Voices Of Educators: Glenda McQueen http://wwno.org/post/voices-educators-glenda-mcqueen <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Summer is in full swing, but that doesn't mean New Orleans schools are not on the minds of many people. As the city continues to reform and reshape public education, WWNO seeks to highlight teachers who bring unique talents and perspectives to their work. We'll feature one such educator each month.</span></em></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Mallory Falk 65002 at http://wwno.org The Politics Of The Common Core http://wwno.org/post/politics-common-core Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday that he wants to cut ties with the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/05/27/307755798/the-common-core-faq">Common Core State Standards</a>, the benchmarks in reading and math that he helped bring to the state four years ago, and replace them with new, Louisiana-specific standards.<p>"We won't let the federal government take over Louisiana's education standards," Jindal said in a statement. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:32:56 +0000 Juana Summers 64892 at http://wwno.org Short-Term Rental Stakeholders All Agree On One Thing: Current Law Inadequate http://wwno.org/post/short-term-rental-stakeholders-all-agree-one-thing-current-law-inadequate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Unlicensed, short-term rentals are illegal in New Orleans, but there aren’t a lot of people getting busted for renting out their house on websites like </span><a href="https://www.airbnb.com/" target="_blank">Airbnb</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> or </span><a href="http://www.vrbo.com/" target="_blank">VRBO</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. That’s because the law that bans vacation rentals is almost impossible for the city to enforce.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:48:34 +0000 Nina Feldman 64853 at http://wwno.org Where Y'Eat: Something New Between The Bread At The Sammich http://wwno.org/post/where-yeat-something-new-between-bread-sammich <p><em>An exploration of a new po-boy shop with some different ideas for New Orleans' favorite sandwich, and some po-boy wine pairings too.</em></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:35:00 +0000 Ian McNulty 64196 at http://wwno.org The New Thing In Jazz, Revisited http://wwno.org/post/new-thing-jazz-revisited Impulse Records is the legendary label that proudly delivered the "new thing" in jazz in the 1960s: avant-garde records from the likes of <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15394783/john-coltrane" target="_blank">John Coltrane</a> and Pharaoh Sanders. It also helped jazz cross over to a larger audience; quite a few flower children bought Impulse albums.<p>But over time, the new thing got old. Impulse went dormant for nearly a decade. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:56:52 +0000 NPR Staff 64649 at http://wwno.org State Representative In New Orleans East Sounds Call Over Coastal Erosion http://wwno.org/post/state-representative-new-orleans-east-sounds-call-over-coastal-erosion <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The face of coastal erosion in Louisiana is often defined by the most visibly threatened communities. Towns that are literally trying to determine how long they have before they might have to move. And while there’s few people calling on New Orleans residents to start making Plan B’s, some local leaders are trying to get their constituents to be more aware.&nbsp;</em></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:16:40 +0000 Jesse Hardman 64644 at http://wwno.org Richard Campanella Cityscapes: A New Orleans Childhood At Monkey Hill http://wwno.org/post/richard-campanella-cityscapes-new-orleans-childhood-monkey-hill <p>Local geographer Richard Campanella&nbsp;has spent the last 20 years studying the city's topography and says that, unlike other cities, New Orleans' highest and lowest points are man-made creations.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 04:38:43 +0000 Eve Troeh 64483 at http://wwno.org Where Y'Eat: Throw It Back, Or Throw A Dinner Party? Exploring 'Trash Fish' http://wwno.org/post/where-yeat-throw-it-back-or-throw-dinner-party-exploring-trash-fish <p><em>Food writer Ian McNulty sits down for a meal of under-utilized seafood meant to showcase what diners might be missing in the bounty of the Gulf.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The prospect of an exotic dining experience may conjure the unfamiliar food traditions of far-off lands or ingredients too luxurious for everyday meals. But recently I sat down for an intriguingly original dinner built around seafood that is not only found close to home but is also routinely discarded as soon as it’s caught — or else chopped up as bait to catch other fish.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:35:00 +0000 Ian McNulty 64195 at http://wwno.org New Orleans' First Family Court Judge Says It's A Labor Of Love http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-first-family-court-judge-says-its-labor-love <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5; background-color: transparent;">Orleans Parish recently created a permanent family court judge position. Legal aid attorney Bernadette </span>D’Souza<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5; background-color: transparent;"> is the first to hold the post.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 63734 at http://wwno.org Girl Scouts 'Extravaganza' Boosts Girls' Interest In STEM http://wwno.org/post/girl-scouts-extravaganza-boosts-girls-interest-stem <p></p><p><a href="http://www.gsle.org/" style="font-size: large; line-height: 200%;" target="_blank">Girl Scouts Louisiana East</a><span style="font-size: large; line-height: 200%;"> recently held its second annual STEM Extravaganza. The event is designed to get girls excited about science, technology, engineering and math — fields typically dominated by men. Girl Scouts from grades K-12 came to the event, held at Dillard University.</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Mallory Falk 64113 at http://wwno.org