Community http://wwno.org en Animal Life: Protecting Your Pet From Rabies http://wwno.org/post/animal-life-protecting-your-pet-rabies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rabies is a viral disease often transmitted through an animal bite. Most reported rabies cases occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks and foxes.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:07:06 +0000 Ana Zorrilla 63798 at http://wwno.org Cat Trap Fever: LA/SPCA Program Seeks To Reduce Feral Cat Population http://wwno.org/post/cat-trap-fever-laspca-program-seeks-reduce-feral-cat-population <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">With its warm climate and raised houses, New Orleans is the perfect environment for feral cats. Europeans brought the first domestic cats to North America several centuries ago, and they've been an invasive species ever since. </span></p><p>In order to control the population, the Louisiana SPCA <a href="http://www.la-spca.org/page.aspx?pid=265" target="_blank">offers a low cost service</a> to trap, neuter and return feral cats to their neighborhoods.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Kate Richardson 63775 at http://wwno.org Louisiana Children's Museum Helps Kids Develop Emotional Literacy Through 'Play Power' Program http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-childrens-museum-helps-kids-develop-emotional-literacy-through-play-power-program <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;">The Louisiana Children’s Museum is more than just a place to visit. One of the Museum’s traveling outreach programs is Play Power, which visits schools and NORD camps in areas of New Orleans deeply impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Play Power encourages children to enjoy learning through emphasis on free expression and laughter. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:18:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 63355 at http://wwno.org The Listening Post Asks: Have You Been Tested For HIV? http://wwno.org/post/listening-post-asks-have-you-been-tested-hiv <p class="p1"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Every week&nbsp;WWNO's&nbsp;</span><a href="http://listeningpostnola.tumblr.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;" target="_blank">Listening Post project</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;asks questions about local news in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kate Richardson 63216 at http://wwno.org Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Helps Women, Men And Young People Lead Healthy Lives http://wwno.org/post/planned-parenthood-gulf-coast-helps-women-men-and-young-people-lead-healthy-lives <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;">The mission of <a href="http://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-gulf-coast" target="_blank">Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast</a> is to ensure the right and ability of all individuals to manage their sexual and reproductive health by providing health services, education and advocacy.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Times; min-height: 14px;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:38:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 63073 at http://wwno.org WWNO World Cup Postcard #3: Casa Honduras http://wwno.org/post/wwno-world-cup-postcard-3-casa-honduras <p>Our <a href="http://wwno.org/post/where-watch-2014-world-cup-new-orleans">local World Cup coverage</a> continues with a visit to <a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/57/1800629/restaurant/New-Orleans-East/Casa-Honduras-New-Orleans">Casa Honduras</a>, an authentic spot that serves up the best of Honduran cuisine.</p><p>I watched the Honduras vs. Ecuador&nbsp;game with proprietor José Alvarado, who opened his restaurant right off of Hwy. 10 and Crowder Blvd. in New Orleans East about a year ago after moving from Los Angeles.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 14:42:38 +0000 Jesse Hardman 63010 at http://wwno.org Animal Life: Finding Purebred Pets In Shelters http://wwno.org/post/animal-life-finding-purebred-pets-shelters <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">Most people assume that shelter animals are all mixed breeds — also known as mutts. But the fact is, purebred pets are actually pretty common in shelters. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Ana Zorrilla 62829 at http://wwno.org The Listening Post Asks: What Did You Eat Yesterday? http://wwno.org/post/listening-post-asks-what-did-you-eat-yesterday <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Every week&nbsp;WWNO's&nbsp;</span><a href="http://listeningpostnola.tumblr.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;" target="_blank">Listening Post project</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;asks questions about local news in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and report Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:45:41 +0000 Kate Richardson 62826 at http://wwno.org New Orleans Police Department, Short On Officers, Holds Job Fair http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-police-department-short-officers-holds-job-fair <p><span style="line-height: 1.4318181818181819;">Federal officials and citizens alike have been calling on the New Orleans Police Department to hire more officers and rethink its approach to handling 911 calls for service.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.4318181818181819; background-color: transparent;">In response, city officials have lifted some restrictions on residency and former drug use to join </span>NOPD<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.4318181818181819; background Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kate Richardson 62794 at http://wwno.org Neighborhood Partnerships Network Helps Communities Build Capacity http://wwno.org/post/neighborhood-partnerships-network-helps-communities-build-capacity <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Arial; min-height: 14px;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The Neighborhoods Partnership Network (</span>NPN<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">) works to make all of New Orleans’ neighborhoods great places to live.&nbsp;</span>NPN<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> facilitates neighborhood collaboration, inc Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:59:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 62205 at http://wwno.org