July 4th http://wwno.org en Grandfathers' Stories Inspire Military Service http://wwno.org/post/grandfathers-stories-inspire-military-service <em>A very small percentage of Americans are now serving in the military — fewer than 1 percent. Some are looking for direction. Others are inspired by a sense of patriotism or by a family member who served in an earlier war. </em><em>On this Independence Day, we continue with an occasional series, Those Who Serve</em><em>,</em> <em>a look at the men and women wearing their country's uniform during a time of war.</em><p>Capt. Jared Larpenteur is from Cajun Country in Louisiana. His family never expected he'd make the military his career.<p>Now, he's serving in eastern Afghanistan. Wed, 04 Jul 2012 07:29:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 15103 at http://wwno.org Down Home With The Neelys For A 4th Of July BBQ http://wwno.org/post/down-home-neelys-4th-july-bbq Food Network stars Pat and Gina Neely first met at the age of 15. It was a boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back 10 years later kind of story. But the fairy tale didn't end there. Host Michel Martin gets the secrets behind the Neelys' famous barbeque dishes, popular books and cooking show, and their passion-filled marriage. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 21:37:00 +0000 Michel Martin 15095 at http://wwno.org Bayou Boat Parade Celebrates Independence Day in Mid-City http://wwno.org/post/bayou-boat-parade-celebrates-independence-day-mid-city <p>Independence Day comes alive on Bayou St. John as the Krewe of Kolossos celebrates with its first boat parade.&nbsp;We go <em>Inside the Arts </em>for conversation with the Grand Marshall of the Krewe of Kolossos, Katrina Brees.</p><p>Festivities kick off July 4, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Bayou St. John at Orleans Avenue.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 17:20:00 +0000 Diane Mack 15055 at http://wwno.org