Pat Denton Collection / Newcomb Archives, Tulane University

The Women Who Fought For And Against The ERA: Part I

This is the first in a two-part series on the local Second-wave feminist movement and the battle over the Equal Rights Amendment. It’s July 3rd, 1982. Feminists are marching through downtown New Orleans in support of the Equal Rights Amendment, the ERA. WDSU covered this march at the time: Under a scalding afternoon sun, several hundred ERA supporters wound their way from Armstrong Park through the CBD and headed for Jackson Square and a round of speeches with the theme: a new day for the ERA...

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Karen Henderson/WRKF

It's A Seller's Market For Flooded Properties In Baton Rouge

The process of rebuilding a home that has flooded is hard and frustrating. Some flood survivors are choosing to sell their property and start over somewhere else. Before the August flood, Baton Rouge was a sellers market. Many are finding it still is, even if your home took on water. Karen Henderson from WRKF reports.

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Chew On This For Earth Day: How Our Diets Impact The Planet

The foods we choose to put on our plates — or toss away – could have more of an ecological impact than many of us realize. On Earth Day, here are some ways to consider how our diet impacts the planet. Waste not, want not You've heard the numbers on food waste. More than 30 percent of available food is tossed each year in America. It's enough to fill Chicago's 1,450-foot-tall Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) 44 times over. The U.S. has set an official goal to reduce food waste...

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The bakery counter at Breads on Oak, a modern New Orleans bakery on Oak Street.
Ian McNulty

From the most basic ingredients, bakers create wonders. It’s that pastry that makes up for getting up early, the cakes that become centerpieces of our celebrations, the anytime indulgences that get us through the day and, it’s even the unadorned loaves that are so tempting we have to tear off a piece before the bread ever makes it home. It all starts with age-old essentials, and the transformative potential of skill and craft.

In New Orleans these days, though, bakers are transforming more than just their ingredients.

Producer Eve Abrams and students at Riverdale High School in Jefferson, La.
Jason Saul

WWNO New Orleans Public Radio is proud to announce the selection of Unprisoned: Stories from the System as a finalist in the 76th annual George Foster Peabody Awards.

New Film Spotlights First Black NBA Player

Apr 6, 2017
Creative Control

When the NBA came to New Orleans for All-Star Weekend earlier this year, it brought more than just players to the court. It also hosted the world premiere of a documentary called The First To Do It: The Life and Times of Earl Lloyd from filmmaking team Coodie & Chike. NolaVie's Brian Friedman spoke with Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah to hear more about their latest film.

Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Republican Congressmen from Louisiana have repeatedly criticized Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards' management of flood recovery. That fight continued in Washington on Wednesday, where Edwards testified before the House Government and Oversight Reform Committee

Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) -- and others -- pounded Edwards with scathing criticism for almost three hours. 

To provide more context on the hearing, WWNO's Jessica Rosgaard sat down with Molly Peterson, who has been reporting on flood recovery for the Louisiana Public Radio Partnership. 

This week on Inside the Arts, a concert on Lake Pontchartrain aims to bring more awareness to our state's coastal crisis.  New Orleans Airlift, the LPO and composer Yotam Haber join forces.

Then... French Quarter Fest kicks off this week in the Vieux Carré.

And, the Gretna Mainstreet New Music Theatre Festival opens on the Westbank.

This week on The Reading Life: Shane Bernard, whose book,"The Teche: A History of Louisiana’s Most Famous Bayou," is being honored as one of the Humanities Books of the Year by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. We’ll also hear from James Nolan, whose new book is "Flight Risk:  Memoirs of a New Orleans Bad Boy," and Kathleen Schrenk, whose first book for young readers is "A Dog Steals Home."

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Islam 101
Nina Feldman

These days, it can be hard to find trustworthy information on the internet - especially about sensitive topics, like Islam. That’s why for the past 3 years, one Muslim couple in Jefferson Parish has led a class at their mosque to teach the basics of Islam. The class started as a primer for new Muslims , but over the past year, the hosts have noticed more non-Muslims signing up.


Volunteer Flood Recovery Focused On Helping Children

Apr 3, 2017
Save the Children

Nearly seven months after historic flooding destroyed homes and schools in southeast Louisiana, residents are still facing a long road to recovery. Among them are thousands of children, whose lives as they knew them were washed away. Some organizations are still making sure the state’s youngest flood victims are getting what they need. Della Hasselle reports.

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer / Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer has a new Karzai Talk and explores News of Smart Houses, News of Inspectors General, News of Bad Banks, News of the Godly, News of AFPAC, The Apologies of the Week, News of the Olympic Movement, and more!

This week on Continuum you'll hear a recording of a live New Orleans Musica da Camera concert from October 5, 2014. It is “A Voice Still Heard - Medieval Sephardic Song”, recorded at Ursuline Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Chapel in New Orleans. This is a repeat of a concert give by Musica da Camera in 1990 at Gates of Prayer Synagogue in New Orleans and broadcast nationally over American Public Radio. The recording is on the CD, A Voice Still Heard - Belle Alliance BA 011.



Classical 104.9 FM

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


Producer Eve Abrams and students at Riverdale High School in Jefferson, La.
Jason Saul

New Orleans Public Radio Series on Incarceration Selected as Peabody Awards Finalist

WWNO New Orleans Public Radio is proud to announce the selection of Unprisoned: Stories from the System as a finalist in the 76th annual George Foster Peabody Awards .

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WWNO's Travel Krewe Is Going To Bella Italia

Join WWNO New Orleans Public Radio, and a like-minded group of curious travelers for a journey rich in the art, architecture, food, wine, and music of la bella Italia.


Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer / Harry Shearer

Le Show For The Week Of April 16, 2017

This week on Le Show Harry returns with the Apologies of the Week, News from Outside the Bubble, News of the Warm, News of the Godly, Smart House in the News, plus Harry Reads the Trades and gets a visit from Ralph, The Talking Computer.

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