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Listening Post NOLA
9:26 am
Thu April 16, 2015

The Listening Post Asks: Preservation And/Or Development?

This historical building on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard is currently occupied by a church organization.
Kate Richardson

WWNO's Listening Post project asks questions about local news in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and reports back on the community's response. This week the Listening Post examines the role of preservation in New Orleans. How does it work with and against development? Who decides what's worth preserving? And why does it matter? 

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Features
8:33 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Hammond Garden Center A Place To Connect

Options staff Linda Vise, Christie Gardner and Louisa Landwehr on a recent Saturday morning.
Credit Tegan Wendland / WWNO

A nonprofit organization in Hammond called OPTIONS aims to help people with disabilities find meaningful work, and to also facilitate meaningful community relationships.
 

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Latest News
7:47 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Loyola Law Students Offering Tax Help

Federal taxes are due next week. Loyola University law students are helping people make that filing deadline.

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Community Impact
7:55 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Lower 9th Ward Center For Sustainable Engagement & Development Advocates For Healthier Neighborhood

Arthur Johnson stands inside the new barge board house.
Eve Abrams WWNO

Since its formation in 2006, the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development has worked hard to advocate for a healthier, more sustainable Lower 9th Ward.

“We are in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana,” declares Arthur Johnson, CEO of the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development. “This is on the Holy Cross side. The river is right on my right. I can see the tall ships from here.  That’s how close we are to the river.

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WRKF
10:44 am
Fri April 3, 2015

In Louisiana Survey, More Optimism but Fuzziness on Solutions

LSU's Public Policy Research Lab

The Louisiana survey takes the pulse of the people every year about major policy issues facing the state. LSU’s Public Policy Research Lab has been rolling out the results of this year’s edition.

Research Director Michael Henderson agrees public opinion is leaving lawmakers between a rock and a hard place when it comes to closing the state budget hole. As for state services, the public gives the colleges and universities particularly high marks. And though a majority still opposes it, there's slowly growing acceptance of same-sex marriage.


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Listening Post NOLA
9:02 am
Thu April 2, 2015

The Listening Post Asks: Do You Worry About Coastal Erosion?

Saltwater intrusion has killed many cypress trees in the swamps of southeast Louisiana.
Listening Post

WWNO's Listening Post project asks questions about local news in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and reports back on the community's response. This week the Listening Post joins forces with WWNO's Coastal Desk to present the Listening Coast. How do residents of southeast Louisiana feel about and plan for their uncertain future? 

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KEDM
2:35 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Legislators Urged To Support Higher Ed

Area legislators and city officials listen to appeals for support higher ed funding.

Legislators, city officials, and business leaders spoke to University of Louisiana at Monroe students, faculty, and community members about proposed cuts to the state's public colleges and universities.  The forum was hosted by the ULM Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, and Student Government Association.

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WRKF
1:22 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Sex Ed in the Community, If Not Schools

Chasity Williams watches as a student practices proper condom usage on Feb. 28, 2015 at HAART.

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 4:00 pm

As state law restricts sexual education curriculum, and who can teach it in schools, community organizations are taking up the task.

Earlier this year, an HIV advocacy group in Baton Rouge launched a program called Fantastic Young Individuals. On March 31, the second session of FYI begins, with students learning the basics of reproductive health.

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Latest News
7:47 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Affordable Housing Still Challenging Nearly 10 Years Since Katrina

As the 10-year anniversary approaches marking Hurricane Katrina, community experts are assessing the progress and challenges of recovery. Housing was one topic reviewed at a daylong forum at the University of New Orleans.

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Features
3:16 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Tensions Flare Over New Orleans City Park Golf Course

Jeff Katz, a member of the City Park For Everyone Coalition protest group, looks through a chain link fence. In the distance are police vehicles gathered near a man occupying a tree.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

UPDATE: March 28, 11:31 p.m.

The individual occupying the tree in a City Park construction area is believed to be in possession of two "incendiary devices."

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UPDATE: March 28, 5:40 p.m.

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