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Exxon Mobil Settles Clean Air Act Cases With Feds, Louisiana

Exxon Mobil will settle air pollution cases with the federal government and the State of Louisiana. The feds and the state of Louisiana claimed that Exxon Mobil violated the Clean Air Act by releasing excess amounts of harmful pollutants from eight of its chemical plants. Five of those plants are in Texas. Three of them are in the Baton Rouge area. All of them make either plastic, or chemicals for plastic — according to EPA officials.

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Inside The Arts: Prospect.4 ‘Sin Título’ Opens, Pianist Spencer Myer, The Last Five Years @ Le Petit

This week on Inside the Arts, Prospect New Orleans founder Dan Cameron is in town. November marks the opening of Prospect.4, an international contemporary art triennial. We get a sneak peek at a groundbreaking group exhibition of contemporary Mexican artists opening at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. Then, conversation with acclaimed American pianist Spencer Myer. He's puttin' on the ritz in a solo performance at the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans Nocturne Gala. And, a marriage on the rocks...

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UNICEF Report: 300 Million Cases Of Violence Against Children Ages 2 To 4

A new report from UNICEF says that violence against children knows no boundaries. Among the statistics that back up that statement: Approximately 300 million children around the world between the ages two and four are subject to physical punishment or verbal abuse from their parents or caregivers. Every seven minutes, an adolescent is murdered. By the time they reach age 19, fifteen million girls have already experienced forced sexual acts, including rape — inflicted, for the most part, by...

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There's something special for your ears, eyes and palate at JazzFest 2008.

Ira Glass and "This American Life" come to the big screen.

The 39th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival opens with treats for all the senses!

Project "Sync-Up" is a new economic initiative to help Louisiana's musicians.

The Sharks and the Jets rumble in the New Orleans Opera's production of Leonard Bernstein's classic American musical.

Lionel Hampton Honored

Apr 18, 2008

Late jazz great Lionel Hampton to be honored Saturday at the Ogden Museum.

Chef Stacey Meyer reviews Gimchee Korean Restaurant in Metairie.

Diane Mack interviews Playwright Eve Ensler, author of "The Vagina Monologues".

Amanda McBroom performs "The Rose" and other original works at Le Chat Noir.

The 22nd annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival starts Wednesday, 3/26/2008.


Classical 104.9 FM

Beautiful classical music, from traditional to contemporary, on Classical 104.9

WWNO Night '17

WWNO and The New Orleans Friends of Music are pleased to present our listeners with complimentary tickets to the Nov. 6 concert by The Finckel Sussman Neubauer String Trio.


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Le Show For The Week Of October 29, 2017

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings us News from Outside the Bubble, Harry Reads the Trades, News from Bad Banks, News of the Olympic Movement, News of Inspector’s General, News of AFPAK, Karzai Talk, The Apologies of the Week, and plays music by the late Fats Domino.

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Where Y’Eat: Unmasking Halloween, Our Secret Food Holiday

It’s one of our greatest food holidays, never mind that there's rarely ever any cooking involved. It’s Halloween. So what if most of the food that makes this holiday tick is store-bought candy, dispensed one little bit at a time from your front steps?

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"A Prairie Home Companion" in New Orleans!

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