Community http://wwno.org en Bring Your Own Presents: 'Something Fishy' http://wwno.org/post/bring-your-own-presents-something-fishy <p></p><p><a href="http://bringyourownstories.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Bring Your Own&nbsp;</a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">is&nbsp;a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme.&nbsp;BYO&nbsp;airs on&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">All Things New Orleans&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.</em></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 65154 at http://wwno.org Animal Life: Putting A Stop To Animal Abuse http://wwno.org/post/animal-life-putting-stop-animal-abuse <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Animal cruelty is tragic, and often goes unreported.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recently, a LA/</span>SPCA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Humane Officer rescued a 10-month-old puppy named Wes, who was abandoned on the interstate. She was huddled against a guardrail on I-10 during rush hour traffic. Wes had a fractured pelvis; she needed at least eight weeks of rest and pain medicine while she healed.</span></p><p>Two months after being rescued, Wes is doing much better, and is available for adoption.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:47:23 +0000 Ana Zorrilla 64516 at http://wwno.org Bring Your Own Presents: 'Lessons From A Glass House' http://wwno.org/post/bring-your-own-presents-lessons-glass-house <p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:13:00 +0000 Jessica Placzek 64171 at http://wwno.org Animal Life: Protecting Your Pet From Rabies http://wwno.org/post/animal-life-protecting-your-pet-rabies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rabies is a viral disease often transmitted through an animal bite. Most reported rabies cases occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks and foxes.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:07:06 +0000 Ana Zorrilla 63798 at http://wwno.org Cat Trap Fever: LA/SPCA Program Seeks To Reduce Feral Cat Population http://wwno.org/post/cat-trap-fever-laspca-program-seeks-reduce-feral-cat-population <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">With its warm climate and raised houses, New Orleans is the perfect environment for feral cats. Europeans brought the first domestic cats to North America several centuries ago, and they've been an invasive species ever since. </span></p><p>In order to control the population, the Louisiana SPCA <a href="http://www.la-spca.org/page.aspx?pid=265" target="_blank">offers a low cost service</a> to trap, neuter and return feral cats to their neighborhoods.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Kate Richardson 63775 at http://wwno.org Louisiana Children's Museum Helps Kids Develop Emotional Literacy Through 'Play Power' Program http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-childrens-museum-helps-kids-develop-emotional-literacy-through-play-power-program <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Times;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The Louisiana Children’s Museum is more than just a place to visit. One of the Museum’s traveling outreach programs is Play Power, which visits schools and NORD camps in areas of New Orleans deeply impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Play Power encourages children to enjoy learning through emphasis on free expression and laughter. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:18:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 63355 at http://wwno.org The Listening Post Asks: Have You Been Tested For HIV? http://wwno.org/post/listening-post-asks-have-you-been-tested-hiv <p class="p1"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Every week&nbsp;WWNO's&nbsp;</span><a href="http://listeningpostnola.tumblr.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;" target="_blank">Listening Post project</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;asks questions about local news in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kate Richardson 63216 at http://wwno.org Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Helps Women, Men And Young People Lead Healthy Lives http://wwno.org/post/planned-parenthood-gulf-coast-helps-women-men-and-young-people-lead-healthy-lives <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Times;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The mission of <a href="http://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-gulf-coast" target="_blank">Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast</a> is to ensure the right and ability of all individuals to manage their sexual and reproductive health by providing health services, education and advocacy.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Times; min-height: 14px;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:38:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 63073 at http://wwno.org WWNO World Cup Postcard #3: Casa Honduras http://wwno.org/post/wwno-world-cup-postcard-3-casa-honduras <p>Our <a href="http://wwno.org/post/where-watch-2014-world-cup-new-orleans">local World Cup coverage</a> continues with a visit to <a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/57/1800629/restaurant/New-Orleans-East/Casa-Honduras-New-Orleans">Casa Honduras</a>, an authentic spot that serves up the best of Honduran cuisine.</p><p>I watched the Honduras vs. Ecuador&nbsp;game with proprietor José Alvarado, who opened his restaurant right off of Hwy. 10 and Crowder Blvd. in New Orleans East about a year ago after moving from Los Angeles.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 14:42:38 +0000 Jesse Hardman 63010 at http://wwno.org Animal Life: Finding Purebred Pets In Shelters http://wwno.org/post/animal-life-finding-purebred-pets-shelters <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">Most people assume that shelter animals are all mixed breeds — also known as mutts. But the fact is, purebred pets are actually pretty common in shelters. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Ana Zorrilla 62829 at http://wwno.org