Eve Abrams http://wwno.org en Along Saint Claude: A Brief History Lesson http://wwno.org/post/along-saint-claude-brief-history-lesson <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Over the course of 2013, I interviewed dozens and dozens of folks who live, or once lived, in the neighborhoods along both sides of St. Claude Avenue, roughly from St. Bernard to Poland Avenue. I asked them to share stories of their neighborhoods, what they’re like now, how they’ve changed, and how they feel about those changes. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 58682 at http://wwno.org Along Saint Claude: What's In A Name? http://wwno.org/post/along-saint-claude-whats-name <p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:53:29 +0000 Eve Abrams 58655 at http://wwno.org Music And Culture Coalition Of New Orleans A Force For Democratic Process http://wwno.org/post/music-and-culture-coalition-new-orleans-force-democratic-process <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Times; min-height: 14px;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans&nbsp;serves as a platform and voice for issues concerning culture in New Orleans.</span></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:19:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 58519 at http://wwno.org Along Saint Claude http://wwno.org/post/along-saint-claude <p>Over the course of 2013, I interviewed dozens and dozens of folks who live, or once lived, in the neighborhoods along both sides of St. Claude Avenue, roughly from St. Bernard to Poland Avenue. I asked them to share stories of their neighborhoods, what they’re like now, how they’ve changed, and how they feel about those changes. These voices became the makings of this seven-part radio documentary: <em>Along Saint Claude.</em></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:08:55 +0000 Eve Abrams 54250 at http://wwno.org 50 Years For 'Chapel of Love', The Dixie Cups' #1 Hit http://wwno.org/post/50-years-chapel-love-dixie-cups-1-hit <p>Fifty years ago the Beatles crossed over to America, and it seemed no one could unseat them from the top of the charts. But three girls from New Orleans' Calliope housing project did just that, edging out the Fab Four in 1964 to score a #1 Billboard hit.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:27:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 58044 at http://wwno.org Wilson Charter School Embraces Students New To English http://wwno.org/post/wilson-charter-school-embraces-students-new-english <p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px; color: rgb(35, 35, 35); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">When Logan Crowe became Principal of <a href="http://www.wilsoncharterschool.net/" target="_blank">Andrew H. Wilson Charter School</a> three years ago, the school had fewer than 10 non-English-speaking students.</span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 56715 at http://wwno.org Morris Jeff Community School Teachers Unionize http://wwno.org/post/morris-jeff-community-school-teachers-unionize <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Times;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">One idea behind charter schools is that they operate with few outside restrictions. They can play around with curriculum, the structure of the school day and staffing. Teachers unions tend to create restrictions on things like hours and duties in order to protect the people who work in schools.</span></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:36:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 56323 at http://wwno.org Broadmoor Creates Education Hub For Entire City http://wwno.org/post/broadmoor-creates-education-hub-entire-city <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">In 2006, shortly after the floods that followed Katrina, one city plan advised turning the neighborhood of&nbsp;Broadmoor&nbsp;into a drainage park. Residents of the low-lying area had other ideas, and prevailed.</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:48:39 +0000 Eve Abrams 54692 at http://wwno.org After 40 Years, New Orleans Will Pick A New Coroner http://wwno.org/post/after-40-years-new-orleans-will-pick-new-coroner <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Pop Quiz: Which New Orleans official was first elected to office in 1974 and has been reelected to that same office&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">nine times, serving a total of 40 consecutive years&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">on the job? Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:13:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 53108 at http://wwno.org Akili Academy Illustrates How New Orleans Teachers Have Changed http://wwno.org/post/akili-academy-illustrates-how-new-orleans-teachers-have-changed <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Just after Hurricane Katrina, the entire teaching staff of The Orleans Parish School Board was fired. Last week, a state appeals court ruled that those teachers were denied due process.</span></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:36:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 52665 at http://wwno.org