12:49 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

WWNO's Flash Drive is June 17 — donate for a chance to meet Wendell Pierce!

You can choose to attend the 7 p.m. closing performance on June 28 of BROTHERS FROM THE BOTTOM and attend an after-party with Wendell Pierce with your $375 donation to WWNO's Flash Drive!

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8:55 am
Fri May 15, 2015

The NPR Couple Is Back! Tune In All Week, Monday Thru Friday, On Morning Edition

You heard them meet and fall in love leading up to Prairie Home Companion’s visit in 2013.  They are back!

Tune in all week and follow the couple as they explore just what it is that makes baby Veronica happy. Their new addition is the topic all week long during Morning Edition. Will baby Veronica ever meet her idol? Find out the answer to that question on Friday!

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6:21 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Please Support WWNO On GiveNOLA Day

WWNO’s news team has ambitious plans for reporting about New Orleans in this 10th year since Katrina. Your support on May 5 to GiveNOLA goes directly to this kind of coverage. The national audience will be listening — together, let’s make sure they hear our stories!


What is GiveNOLA Day?

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Michel Martin, Going There
8:57 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Live Stream And Chat: What Can #NOLASchools Teach Us?

Teacher Towana Pierre-Floyd in her classroom at New Orleans West in 2005. It's a structured charter school set up for students and teachers displaced by the storm.
Credit Pat Sullivan / AP

What if you had to start your school system over almost from scratch? What if most of the buildings were unusable, and most of the teachers had left or been fired? Is that a nightmare, or your dream come true?

In New Orleans, that was the reality after the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina. That set off a chain reaction that transformed the city's schools forever, first by a state takeover and then by the most extensive charter school system in the country.

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1:36 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Join Us For The Moth StorySLAM On Tuesday, April 14

Anyone can tell a story at The Moth. Including... you?
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

The Moth is back for April, with a monthly StorySLAM at Café Istanbul, featuring stories by… maybe you? If you want to tell a story at The Moth, or know someone who'd be perfect, see all the details below. Throw your name in the hat or just come to listen!

Come join us for "Delusions" on Tuesday, April 14

Café Istanbul

2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans
7:00 p.m. Doors Open / 7:30 p.m. Stories Begin 

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6:58 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

WWNO Coastal Desk Hosts 'Seafood Summit' Monday, April 13 At Southern Food & Beverage Museum

A crabber at the docks in Hopedale, Louisiana. WWNO has reported on training efforts to help fishermen branch out to ecotourism, as some face a dwindling catch.
Credit WWNO

Five years after the BP spill, a look at the state of our local seafood industry from those who catch, study, sell and serve it.

Where: Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana

When: Monday, April 13th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Arrive early to tour the museum before the discussion.)

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Reporter's Notebook
4:15 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Ten Years After The Flood: A Letter From Our News Director

Credit 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.

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9:11 am
Wed March 18, 2015

NPR Presents Michel Martin: Chartered Waters — SOLD OUT

NPR host Michel Martin will host a conversation in New Orleans around the evolution of the city's education system since Hurricane Katrina.

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9:28 am
Thu March 12, 2015

WWNO's Fred Kasten Featured In JazzTimes

Spend a few days in New Orleans and see how often the name Fred Kasten is heard and mentioned. Whether curating the French Quarter Festival’s Let Them Talk interviews in April, or curating the Satchmo Summerfest seminars in August, or winning a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, or producing his wonderful radio shows, Talkin’ Jazz and Jazz New Orleans, Kasten is an indispensable man in the life of his beloved hometown.
According to his WWNO biography, Kasten "is an independent contributing radio producer/host at WWNO. After working at (the station) for over 20 years as an on-air talent, producer and program director, Fred retired from full-time work in May 2007. Fred is a native of Mobile, Ala., a graduate of the University of Alabama, and a long-time resident of New Orleans.
6:19 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Peter Sagal Says New Orleans Is The Best — And He'll Show Us A Great Time Thursday Night

Peter Sagal.
Credit NPR

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! will be returning to New Orleans for a show at the Saenger Theatre on March 12.

WWNO General Manager Paul Maassen spoke with WWDTM host Peter Sagal on the history of the show, and why producers just do what they think is funny.

This Thursday’s live show at the Saenger is sold out… but you’ll be able to listen on the air this Saturday, March 14 at 10 a.m., repeating Sunday at 3 p.m.

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