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Inside the Arts
11:10 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Inside The Arts: Chamber Music Meets Operatic Drama, Komenka Milestone, Sanjeev Abhyankar Sings

Lyrica Baroque Chamber Ensemble

    This week on Inside the Arts, chamber music and opera fuse as Lyrica Baroque presents Baroque and Beyond. We talk with nationally acclaimed soprano Sarah Jane McMahon and LPO cellist Daniel Lelchuk.

Then, Komenka Ethnic Dance and Music Ensemble will take us around the world as it celebrates its 35th Anniversary with a spring concert. 

 

And, we round out with a spiritual uplift as the Indian Arts Circle of New Orleans presents renowned singer, Sanjeev Abhyankar, in an evening of Hindustani classical music.

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Latest News
7:07 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Tulane Researcher Sees No Epidemic Threat From Lassa Fever In West Africa

  A Tulane researcher recently back from Sierra Leone in West Africa says health care workers treating patients with Lassa Fever are taking precautions similar to those used in the Ebola outbreak. But the risk of a Lassa epidemic is much less than the dangers posed by Ebola cases in that region.

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The Reading Life
1:30 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

The Reading Life With Jodi Picoult, The Symphony Book Fair, And The League of Extraordinary Readers

This week on The Reading Life:  Bestselling author Jodi Picoult, whose new book, written with her daughter Samantha van Leer, is Off the Page, is making her first visit to New Orleans May 28.

Symphony Book Fair chair Heidi Charters and volunteer Linda Ferguson preview this year's anticipated book sale, which will feature the private collection of the late Joseph Cohen, former Tulane professor and a great New Orleans book man. And Candice Huber of Tubby and Coo's Mid-City Book Shop talks about the League of Extraordinary Readers, her debut summer reading program.

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Education
10:29 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

Closing Costs: One Parent's Search For A New School

Students prepare to bow at Lagniappe's kindergarten graduation.
Mallory Falk WWNO

When a school shuts down, families have to figure out where to go next.

Anthony Parker faced that decision this year. His son AJ was a kindergartner at Lagniappe Academies, which closed on May 8.

Parker spoke with WWNO Education Reporter Mallory Falk about finding a new school for AJ and shared his advice for other families.

Support for education reporting comes from Bapist Community Ministries and Entergy Corporation

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Community Impact
8:41 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

Propeller Accelerates The Growth Of 15 Social And Environmental Entrepreneurs

This year's Propeller fellows
Propeller

Since 2009, Propeller tackles the tough challenges in New Orleans by launching socially-minded ventures.

Propeller helps start up companies that have environmental and social missions. Their accelerator program helps entrepreneurs with solutions in primary sectors including health care, education and water. They’re trying to create a critical mass of entrepreneurs tackling these issues form multiple angles in order to move the needle forward on tough topics like obesity, childhood education, and getting more people in Louisiana insured.

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Le Show
12:00 pm
Sun May 24, 2015

Le Show For The Week Of May 24, 2015

Harry Shearer

This week on Harry Shearer's Le Show: Face the Meet, Kabuki, Annals of Trash Talk, News of NiceCorps,What the Frack?,  News of the Olympic Movement,  News of Bad Banks, News of the Atom, The Apologies of the Week, and more!

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Continuum
6:00 am
Sun May 24, 2015

Continuum: Petrucci, The First Printer of Music — Part II

Continuum this week will present part two of a program devoted to music from Ottaviano Petrucci's historic music publication, "Harmonice Musices Odehcaton," the first printed sheet music document, published in 1501.

The performers will be New York Pro Musica and the ensemble Fretwork. CDs used are: Petrucci - The First Printer of Music (New York Pro Musica) - copy of LP Decca Records DL 79435 and Harmonice Musices Odehcaton (Fretwork) - Harmonia Mundi HMU 907291.

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Louisiana Eats!
1:45 am
Sat May 23, 2015

Louisiana Eats: Greece On The Bayou

Greek and American flags line Bayou St. John outside of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in New Orleans.
Credit Wikipedia/Creative Commons

On this week’s Louisiana Eats!, we visit the Greek Isles without ever leaving the bayou. Holy Trinity Cathedral on Bayou St. John in New Orleans is home to the oldest Greek Orthodox community in North America. For over 150 years, this tight-knit community has combined food and faith in the traditional way of their ancient ancestors. For 42 years, Trinity members have welcomed thousands of visitors to their annual Greek Festival.

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Community
7:13 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Building Houses On America Street

Habitat for Humanity is building 10 homes in New Orleans East as part of a Katrina 10 anniversary project
Jesse Hardman

As part of a Hurricane Katrina 10th anniversary initiative, Habitat for Humanity is putting up 10 new homes in New Orleans East. A few hundred volunteers are spending the next 10 days along America Street, putting up new single-family homes in lots that have sat vacant since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita flooded this neighborhood. 

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Food
4:34 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Where Y'Eat: Red Beans, Po-Boys And A Hearty Greek Heritage

Greek Fest is held each year on Bayou St. John at the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Ian McNulty

Tracing the roots of a widespread network of New Orleans restaurateurs back to one Greek island and one shared American story.

“Opa!” that’s the universal Greek exclamation of joy, and you’ll be hearing it a lot this weekend as the Greek Festival returns to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Lakeview. But for some of those sharing in the opa spirit, the toast is about more than just the revelry of the moment.

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