All Things New Orleans http://wwno.org en Working Coast Camp In Houma Teaches Children About Big Industry http://wwno.org/post/working-coast-camp-houma-teaches-children-about-big-industry <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">South Louisiana’s Terrebonne Parish has low unemployment — there are lots of jobs in offshore services. So many that there could be a shortage of locals with the skills needed. The Working Coast summer camp in Houma teaches kids about the big industries in their area, and aims to get them excited about those career paths.</em></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:17:00 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 65221 at http://wwno.org Coastal Rundown: Austin Badon, Marsh Buggies And Golden Meadow http://wwno.org/post/coastal-rundown-austin-badon-marsh-buggies-and-golden-meadow <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">Welcome to the Coastal Rundown,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5; background-color: transparent;">a new series exploring the people, places, gear, facts and suggested resources across the Gulf Coast. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.15;">Meet: </strong><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.15;">Austin </span>Badon</em></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 64163 at http://wwno.org Checking In With Revitalization In The Lower 9th Ward http://wwno.org/post/checking-revitalization-lower-9th-ward <p></p><p><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">If you’ve ever driven through the Lower 9th Ward, you know that there is lots </span><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">of land out there.</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 63736 at http://wwno.org Voices Of Educators: Glenda McQueen http://wwno.org/post/voices-educators-glenda-mcqueen <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Summer is in full swing, but that doesn't mean New Orleans schools are not on the minds of many people. As the city continues to reform and reshape public education, WWNO seeks to highlight teachers who bring unique talents and perspectives to their work. We'll feature one such educator each month.</span></em></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Mallory Falk 65002 at http://wwno.org The Politics Of The Common Core http://wwno.org/post/politics-common-core Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday that he wants to cut ties with the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/05/27/307755798/the-common-core-faq">Common Core State Standards</a>, the benchmarks in reading and math that he helped bring to the state four years ago, and replace them with new, Louisiana-specific standards.<p>"We won't let the federal government take over Louisiana's education standards," Jindal said in a statement. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:32:56 +0000 Juana Summers 64892 at http://wwno.org Short-Term Rental Stakeholders All Agree On One Thing: Current Law Inadequate http://wwno.org/post/short-term-rental-stakeholders-all-agree-one-thing-current-law-inadequate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Unlicensed, short-term rentals are illegal in New Orleans, but there aren’t a lot of people getting busted for renting out their house on websites like </span><a href="https://www.airbnb.com/" target="_blank">Airbnb</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> or </span><a href="http://www.vrbo.com/" target="_blank">VRBO</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. That’s because the law that bans vacation rentals is almost impossible for the city to enforce.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:48:34 +0000 Nina Feldman 64853 at http://wwno.org Where Y'Eat: Something New Between The Bread At The Sammich http://wwno.org/post/where-yeat-something-new-between-bread-sammich <p><em>An exploration of a new po-boy shop with some different ideas for New Orleans' favorite sandwich, and some po-boy wine pairings too.</em></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:35:00 +0000 Ian McNulty 64196 at http://wwno.org The New Thing In Jazz, Revisited http://wwno.org/post/new-thing-jazz-revisited Impulse Records is the legendary label that proudly delivered the "new thing" in jazz in the 1960s: avant-garde records from the likes of <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15394783/john-coltrane" target="_blank">John Coltrane</a> and Pharaoh Sanders. It also helped jazz cross over to a larger audience; quite a few flower children bought Impulse albums.<p>But over time, the new thing got old. Impulse went dormant for nearly a decade. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:56:52 +0000 NPR Staff 64649 at http://wwno.org State Representative In New Orleans East Sounds Call Over Coastal Erosion http://wwno.org/post/state-representative-new-orleans-east-sounds-call-over-coastal-erosion <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The face of coastal erosion in Louisiana is often defined by the most visibly threatened communities. Towns that are literally trying to determine how long they have before they might have to move. And while there’s few people calling on New Orleans residents to start making Plan B’s, some local leaders are trying to get their constituents to be more aware.&nbsp;</em></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:16:40 +0000 Jesse Hardman 64644 at http://wwno.org Richard Campanella Cityscapes: A New Orleans Childhood At Monkey Hill http://wwno.org/post/richard-campanella-cityscapes-new-orleans-childhood-monkey-hill <p>Local geographer Richard Campanella&nbsp;has spent the last 20 years studying the city's topography and says that, unlike other cities, New Orleans' highest and lowest points are man-made creations.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 04:38:43 +0000 Eve Troeh 64483 at http://wwno.org