Eve Troeh

News Director

Eve Troeh is WWNO's first-ever News Director, hired to start the local news department in 2013. In this role, Eve assigns and edits the station’s expanding coverage of New Orleans and southeast Louisiana, including WWNO's Coastal Desk and education reporting. She edits the podcast and radio series "Tripod: New Orleans @300," and created, hosted and edited WWNO's Katrina +10 podcast and radio segment, "The Debris."  She also oversees special projects like community reporting tool "The Listening Post," and independent producer contributions like the Localore project "Unprisoned," and guides the newsroom in reporting stories of significance for national and international outlets. Follow on Twitter @evetroeh 

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Bring New Orleans Back Commission / Urban Land Institute

The first comprehensive map for rebuilding New Orleans came out in early 2006, about six months after the flood. Saying it was highly anticipated would be an understatement. On it, some symbols that appeared as a death knell for some neighborhoods: green dots. To New Orleans native Wendell Pierce , star of The Wire and Treme — and to thousands of others — those dots meant: "your neighborhood is not welcomed back." Meet a woman who helped bring back her Green Dot neighborhood of Broadmoor ,...

National Weather Service

Incredible by Modern Standards— June 1 New Orleans is a weather town. As hurricane season begins, hear the most emotional federal weather bulletin ever written. Plus, more on how the National Weather Service is using social science to improve forecasts. And hear from New Orleans residents who say the argument to call our 2005 disaster “The Federal Flood” instead of just “Katrina” still holds water. Why that weather wording matters. Read the National Weather Service's report on its service...

Eve Troeh / WWNO

Crowds filled the Fairgrounds as the 46 th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival started its annual seven days of festing. From a homegrown showcase for local talent, Jazz Fest has grown to include top national pop stars (which the festival officially calls “guest artists") alongside New Orleans' favorite jazz, blues, rock, gospel, hip hop, brass band and other talent. The nonprofit Jazz and Heritage Foundation has produced the festival in partnership with international production...

Cityscapes: Richard Campanella On A 7th Ward Puzzle

Apr 10, 2015
Nola.com/The Times-Picayune

Each month we talk with Richard Campanella about his Cityscapes column for Nola.com and The Times-Picayune. This month the Professor of Geography at the Tulane School of Architecture delves into a bizarre street pattern that pops up in the 7th Ward. Seen from above, he says, this particular parcel of land and the way its streets intersect looks like the floor of a messy tailor's shop, scraps and remnants rather than any type of clear-cut pattern. "Things at odd angles tell interesting stories...

Jason Saul

Hear that? It’s a pop, the sound of air rushing in. A thick, heady smell. Like when you open a vacuum-sealed pack of coffee and chicory. Did you wince? So did we. But the seal has been broken on New Orleans clichés — in newsrooms across the city and, yes, the nation and presumably the world, journalists are staring down blank whiteboards with the headline: Ten-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. We are figuring out how often and in which contexts to gracefully add the phrase “and the...

Eve Troeh / WWNO

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org. This story was told on January 22 , 2015 at the Myrtle Banks building in Central City, and later produced by Karen Gardner. The theme of the evening was “Saved.” Here, WWNO News Director Eve Troeh steps up to...

NOPD Task Forces Diminished, Consolidated

Mar 26, 2015
wikimedia.org

The City of New Orleans has announced new efforts to improve safety in the French Quarter, including deploying half of the NOPD’s special task force – eight officers – to that neighborhood each day. Robert Morris of Uptown Messenger recently reported for the Gambit on the status of NOPD task force work city-wide. Different from platoons who respond to calls, and from detectives, the task force officers play a specific role in law enforcement. Morris says a city-wide, consolidated task force...

On a sunny Sunday in New Orleans, barbecue stands and ice-filled coolers line a closed-off street. Central City is not a tourist zone, but people pack in — many with cameras and long lenses. A mass of color begins to move. Mardi Gras Indians, maybe a hundred or more from all around the city, wear sky-to-pavement costumes: heavy, wide headdresses several feet tall, down to embroidered satin boots. It's all embellished with beads, sequins and countless plumes of marabou feathers, and each suit...

Nola.com The Times-Picayune Archive

Every month WWNO talks to Richard Campanella about his Cityscapes column for Nola.com . In this edition the Professor of Geography at the Tulane School of Architecture delves into the former Chinatown, and the history of Chinese-Americans in the city. Chinese immigrants were first brought to Louisiana in hopes that they would work as inexpensive labor for sugar plantations after the Civil War. When that didn't work out, they began to move to the city. The first Chinatown began to develop in...

Professor John Renne of UNO Planning and Urban Studies has more on the Front Yard Initiative, a pilot program to help homeowners turn concrete into green space. The idea, he says, has social, environmental and property value impact. DANA ENESS : One of the reasons we named our program Front Yard Initiative is FYI, because so much of this has to do with getting information out to folks. It’s a real huge community education piece. We keep pointing to three big problems with the front yard...

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