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Richard Campanella

What Kinds Of Houses Do Modern New Orleanians Prefer? Ones That Look Old

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.

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COASTAL DESK

Tegan Wendland / WWNO

Oyster Reefs One Of Many Experimental Methods To Combat Land Loss

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.

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'Your Kids Are Not An Experiment'; Surgeon General Says No Vaping For Young People

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...

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New Orleans voters will be heading to the polls tomorrow to decide what the city drainage system will look like, how firefighters are paid and the direction of the Criminal District Court.

Allen Toussaint
American Routes

Each week, American Routes brings you Shortcuts, a sneak peek at the upcoming show. This week, we celebrate New Orleans piano man, and producer extraordinaire, Allen Toussaint who died last November. Back in September 2005, just weeks after Katrina, Nick Spitzer interviewed Toussaint at his New York hotel. He was dressed impeccably as ever, with suit and sandals, plus colors that matched from socks to tie to hankie. In a few days he’d headline the Big Apple for the Big Easy fundraiser at...

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True oyster lust does not stop -- not when you're full but there are still a few oysters on the tray and not in summer, despite that old adage you may have heard concerning months spelled without the “R.” The romance of the oyster cannot be so primly constrained. Still, though, as winter arrives and as our Gulf oysters inch closer to their seasonal prime, the anticipation gets keener and the pleasure of oysters grows sharper. If you’re the sort of oyster eater whose interest perks up as the weather cools down, it's time to catch up on some changes around New Orleans since last season.

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Telling My Parents'

Dec 8, 2016
Cheryl Gerber / Unprisoned: Stories for the System

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight 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 July 28th, 2016 at the Homer Plessy Community School, and later produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson . The theme of the evening was "Heard: Why The Young Feel Old" and the event was in partnership with Eve Abrams’ ...

Courtesy: Center for Investigative Reporting

For several months, independent producer Eve Abrams, of Unprisoned , and WWNO news director Eve Troeh have been learning about and reporting on funding for public defense, and a drastic measure taken by the Orleans Parish Chief Public Defender this year. The result: an hour-long collaboration with Reveal, from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Listen here to "If You Can't Afford a Lawyer." Or catch it on 89.9 WWNO Thursday, December 8 at 8 p.m. or Friday, December 9 at 1 p.m.

Peter Ricchiuti.
Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

We’ve seen major sectors of the US economy change over the last few years. Retail and energy have both been shaken up. But probably nothing has gotten more people shaken up than changes in healthcare. Peter's guests on this edition of Out to Lunch are shaking up healthcare in New Orleans.

Running of the Santas

Crowds of Santa lookalikes racing through the street might be a bizarre sight, until you remember that you’re in downtown New Orleans. In fact, that’s exactly what you’ll find next weekend, on December 17, when New Orleanians gather for the annual Running of the Santas . Brian Friedman sat down with organizer Steve Schulkens to get the backstory of an outrageous yet philanthropic holiday tradition. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Richard Campanella

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.

Jessica Rosgaard / WWNO

Louisiana’s second flood recovery funding request has fallen short on Capitol Hill. Legislation currently under consideration in Congress will fund the federal government through the end of April. It includes $1.4 billion in flood relief for Louisiana.

Tegan Wendland / WWNO

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.

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WWNO Welcomes Janae Pierre As New Host Of All Things Considered

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.

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Le Show For The Week Of Nov. 27, 2016

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: Donald Trump Visits CPR , Waterboarding USA , Let Us Try , What the Frack , News of the Olympic Movement , News of Bad Banks , The Apologies of the Week , News of the Warm , and more!

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