Eve Troeh http://wwno.org en Richard Campanella Cityscapes: New Orleans' Tallest, Strangest, Forgotten Building http://wwno.org/post/richard-campanella-cityscapes-new-orleans-tallest-strangest-forgotten-building <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Each month geographer Richard </span>Campanella<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> shares a few insights from his </span><a href="http://www.nola.com/homegarden/index.ssf/2014/04/new_orleans_history_tallest_st.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Cityscapes</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> column, found at Nola.com and the Times-Picayune. Today he describes a building that once defined the New Orleans skyline. It was a shot tower — a factory to produce ammunition.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:02:04 +0000 Eve Troeh 58242 at http://wwno.org Reshaping A Greater New Orleans: Criminal Justice http://wwno.org/post/reshaping-greater-new-orleans-criminal-justice <p>WWNO — New Orleans Public Radio and public television station WYES are collaborating on coverage of reforms to the Orleans Parish criminal justice system.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:20:00 +0000 Eve Troeh & Marcia Kavanaugh 57174 at http://wwno.org Leeville Arts And Heritage Festival Draws Attention To Disappearing Town http://wwno.org/post/leeville-arts-and-heritage-festival-draws-attention-disappearing-town <p>Leeville, Louisiana is at the southern tip of Bayou Lafourche, along Louisiana state Highway 1. Recent decades have seen the town all but wash away, due to coastal erosion.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:08:42 +0000 Eve Troeh 57030 at http://wwno.org Services For Non-English Speaking Families Often Lacking In New Orleans Schools http://wwno.org/post/services-non-english-speaking-families-often-lacking-new-orleans-schools <p>For decades, New Orleans’ largest bilingual community has been Vietnamese-American. Now, since Katrina, the number of Spanish-speaking families has been growing rapidly.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Reporter Katy&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Reckdahl</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has been looking at services for both of those growing communities in New Orleans’ public schools.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She found the charter system and One App programs can make language services more complicated.</span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:35:00 +0000 Eve Troeh & Katy Reckdahl 56811 at http://wwno.org Deepwater, Center-Stage: Disaster Through Survivors' Eyes http://wwno.org/post/deepwater-center-stage-disaster-through-survivors-eyes Eleven died and hundreds of millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico when BP's Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in 2010. But beneath the tragedy, there's a complex story about people's relationships to oil. That's what's explored in <em>Spill, </em>a new play by one of the creators of <em>The Laramie Project.</em><p>Playwright Leigh Fondakowski had never been to southeast Louisiana when she took a boat ride out of Bay Jimmy, several months after the well had been capped. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Eve Troeh 56320 at http://wwno.org Cityscapes: Richard Campanella On The Geography Of Cool http://wwno.org/post/cityscapes-richard-campanella-geography-cool <p>We continue our monthly conversation with Richard Campanella on his monthly Cityscapes column in the Times-Picayune and <a href="http://www.nola.com">NOLA.com</a>.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 06:19:18 +0000 Eve Troeh & Richard Campanella 55758 at http://wwno.org WWNO Coastal Desk And Listening Post: What Do You Think About Flood Insurance? http://wwno.org/post/wwno-coastal-desk-and-listening-post-what-do-you-think-about-flood-insurance <p>WWNO is launching its Coastal Desk, a new intiative to cover issues vital to the resilience of Louisiana's waterfront communities. That includes hearing from you, through our Listening Post project.</p><p>Take part by texting "Hello" to (985) 200-2433</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sign up and you'll receive text messages with questions about coastal issues in the area. You'll also receive information as we hear about it. It's a way to create conversation on topics like flood insurance, coastal erosion, and how these things impact life in Louisiana.</span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:16:05 +0000 Eve Troeh 54881 at http://wwno.org Photos: WWNO Launches Coastal Desk With Trip To Port Fourchon http://wwno.org/post/photos-wwno-launches-coastal-desk-trip-port-fourchon <p></p><p>WWNO<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has launched its Coastal News desk, an ongoing reporting initiative focusing on the science and industry of the coast, and the people who live and work there.</span></p><p>We begin with photos from a trip to Port Fourchon, exploring life and industry on and near La. 1. Stay tuned for more in-depth coverage soon.</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:43:05 +0000 Eve Troeh 54787 at http://wwno.org Testing Drives Classroom Computer And Keyboarding Skills http://wwno.org/post/testing-drives-classroom-computer-and-keyboarding-skills <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Louisiana<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> state education department recently found that one-third of school districts are falling short when it comes to computers. The state suggests one computer for every seven students.</span></p><p>Three districts — Cameron, St. Helena and St. James parishes — have reached a one-to-one ratio of students to computers. Most New Orleans schools, because they’re charters, were not included in the report. But technology in the classroom getting attention because of upcoming changes to testing.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:50:24 +0000 Eve Troeh & Sarah Carr 54438 at http://wwno.org Shotgun Geography: Richard Campanella's Cityscapes http://wwno.org/post/shotgun-geography-richard-campanellas-cityscapes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tulane School of Architecture professor and author Richard </span>Campanella<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> explains a new aspect of New Orleans geography and culture in his monthly&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cityscapes column for</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;NOLA.com. This month:</span><a href="http://www.nola.com/homegarden/index.ssf/2014/02/shotgun_geography_new_orleans.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> Shotgun geography</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an examination of the shotgun house.</span></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:02:26 +0000 Eve Troeh 54119 at http://wwno.org