Each month Richard Campanella explores a different story of New Orleans' geography and architecture, with WWNO News Director Eve Troeh. After the sleek lines, steel and glass of Modern architecture was embraced by New Orleans in various forms from the 1920s to the early 1970s, it was firmly rejected as the century closed. Campanella chalks this up to sentiment about the city's economy, and its outlook for the future.
The state is working hard to protect its’ disappearing coast - officials have come up with all sorts of solutions, from planting marshes to building levees. Some of these techniques are tried and tested - we know what happens when we build a levee. But in the state’s haste to do everything it can to save the coast, some of its approaches are a little more experimental.
The U.S. surgeon general said Thursday that e-cigarette use poses a significant and avoidable health risk to young people. "We already know that e-cigarettes have the potential to cause lasting harm to the health of young users," said Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. "Most contain nicotine, a highly addictive drug that can damage normal development of the brain – a process that continues until about age 25." Murthy's comments were part of a report released Thursday on rising e-cigarette use by...
WWNO 89.9 FM has hired New Orleans radio personality Janae Pierre as the station’s new local host of the NPR weekday afternoon news program, All Things Considered. In this role, Ms. Pierre oversees the program’s local broadcast, coordinating its NPR elements with local weather, traffic, underwriting announcements, newscasts and news features.