00001 http://wwno.org en Louisiana higher ed leaders eager to roll out workforce plan http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-higher-ed-leaders-eager-roll-out-workforce-plan When the Louisiana Legislature convenes next month it will consider whether to fund a $40 million plan to create a pot of money that the state’s colleges and universities can compete over. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:55:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 53514 at http://wwno.org The Winter Olympics, For The Warm-Blooded http://wwno.org/post/winter-olympics-warm-blooded <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif;">Now that the Super Bowl is over, we can turn our attention to the next colossal event on the sports horizon. <a href="http://wp.me/p45za3-8vd" target="_blank">I know I’m ready.</a></span><a href="http://wp.me/p45za3-8vd" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"><i style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif;">&nbsp;</i></a></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:47:00 +0000 Renée Peck 53328 at http://wwno.org Why Small Town Mayors Face Multiple Disadvantages http://wwno.org/post/why-small-town-mayors-face-multiple-disadvantages-0 Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Hundreds of mayors converged on Washington, D.C. this week for the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors. There were some big names in the group: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, New York Mayor Bill de Blassio. Also in the mix were mayors from some of the country's smallest towns and cities. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:39:52 +0000 Laura Sullivan 52860 at http://wwno.org Animal Life: Sometimes Pets Need First Aid http://wwno.org/post/animal-life-sometimes-pets-need-first-aid <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You're probably familiar with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. But have you ever heard of mouth-to-</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">snout</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">?</span></p><p>That's right, pets have medical emergencies too. Your feisty outdoor cat, for example might show up at dinnertime with a battle wound. Or you might find your dog in over his head in the bayou.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:39:40 +0000 Ana Zorrilla 52636 at http://wwno.org Out To Lunch: The Kids Today http://wwno.org/post/out-lunch-kids-today <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:14:55 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 51763 at http://wwno.org Colin Quinn: UNCONSTITUTIONAL http://wwno.org/post/colin-quinn-unconstitutional <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We go </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Inside the Arts </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">as former </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Saturday Night Live </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">comedian Colin Quinn takes on the founding fathers in </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Unconstitutional</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new comedy, a romp through American history written by and starring Quinn, plays at the Joy Theater tonight, Jan. 9, at 8 p.m.</span></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:15:38 +0000 Diane Mack 51704 at http://wwno.org 1,000-Acre Westbank Range To Be Home For Declining Species http://wwno.org/post/1000-acre-westbank-range-be-home-declining-species <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A planned 1,000-acre range on New Orleans' west bank will serve as a haven for antelope and bird species that aren't breeding as well as zookeepers would like, giving some of the animals a chance to roam in herds that zoos don't have space for.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 21:26:47 +0000 The Associated Press 51616 at http://wwno.org Non-Profit Trying To End Poverty Without Government Social Programs http://wwno.org/post/non-profit-trying-end-poverty-without-government-social-programs <p>Today marks the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of former President Lyndon Johnson's declaration of war on poverty. A non-profit is trying a new approach in New Orleans to lessen the persistently high poverty rate in the city.</p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 51562 at http://wwno.org 7th Ward Residents Await The Return Of The Circle Food Store http://wwno.org/post/7th-ward-residents-await-return-circle-food-store <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">More than eight years after it flooded and closed due to Hurricane Katrina, the Circle Food Store on the corner of Claiborne and St. Bernard Avenues is about to reopen its doors. The historic landmark served the&nbsp;7<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Ward from 1938 up until the storm, and it’s said to have been the first New Orleans grocery owned and operated by African-Americans. Long time residents and customers voice their reactions to the long-awaited return of this neighborhood staple.</em></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 11:07:00 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 51451 at http://wwno.org Animal Life: Whom To Call http://wwno.org/post/animal-life-whom-call <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 21px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">A New Orleans woman is cooking dinner in her kitchen, when a raccoon enters through the doggy door. This is not the first time the raccoon has done this, and the woman has had enough. She picks up the phone to call… who? The city? The animal shelter? Pest control?</span></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Ana Zorrilla 51306 at http://wwno.org