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7:02 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Let Me Clear My Goat: Munching Through An Algiers Park

Author Michael Patrick Welch chases his herd in Brechtel Park. The herd is helping clear the park, which had fallen into disrepair in the years after Hurricane Katrina.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

Many ideas have been suggested for how to handle New Orleans’s pervasive blight problem. Reporter Michael Patrick Welch and his wife Morgana believe the answer is goats.

This is the story of how my wife Morgana King entered into a business agreement… with a bunch of goats.

It all began with just one goat, our pet, Chauncey Gardner:

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Latest News
3:37 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

NOPD Welcomes New Class Of Cadets To Police Academy

The newest NOPD recruits stand at attention on their first day at the police academy.
Kate Richardson WWNO

On Tuesday morning interim police superintendent Michael Harrison welcomed the latest class of New Orleans Police Department recruits on their first day of training at the police academy. There are 32 recruits in this class. Twenty-two of the cadets are from the New Orleans metro area and seven are from out of state. The class is expected to graduate early next year. 

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The Reading Life
1:35 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

The Reading Life With Maple Leaf Rag V And Maureen Corrigan

This week on The Reading Life: Contributors to Maple Leaf Rag V, the fifth anniversary volume of writings from the long running series at the Maple Leaf Bar. We’ll hear from publisher John Travis, and poets Nancy Harris and Steve Beisner.

We’ll also talk with Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan, whose new book is So We Read On: How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures.

*Lagniappe Audio*

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Science & Health
11:13 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Astronaut Captures New Orleans From The International Space Station

New Orleans from the International Space Station.
Credit G. Reid Wiseman / NASA

G. Reid Wiseman, a NASA astronaut currently serving aboard the International Space Station as the mission's flight engineer, is known for his frequent Twitter photo posts of the Earth below.

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Latest News
7:32 am
Tue September 2, 2014

State Putting Abortion Restrictions On Hold

The Louisiana health department says it will follow a federal judge's order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law.

U.S. District Judge John deGravelles issued a temporary restraining order late Sunday, blocking enforcement of a new law that took effect yesterday.

The law requires doctors at all five abortion clinics in Louisiana to obtain privileges to admit patients to a local hospital.

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7:30 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Gulf Restoration Meeting On Transocean Fines To Take Place In Houma Sept. 11

State coastal restoration officials will be holding a public meeting September 11 in Houma to review spending plans for fines linked to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The Houma Courier reports projects will be funded through the Restore Council.

The money will come from criminal fines paid by Transocean, the owner of the Deeepwater Horizon drilling rig. It was working at the site of BP's Macondo well when the underwater well blew out in April 2010.

The disaster killed 11 workers and created the nation's largest offshore oil disaster.

Nola Life Stories
5:00 am
Tue September 2, 2014

A First-Hand Account Of Integration: Leona Tate Looks Back At McDonogh 19

As a young child without reference, the crowds of protesters awaiting Leona Tate at McDonogh 19 in the Lower 9th Ward sounded like a boisterous Mardi Gras parade.
Credit Historic New Orleans Collection

When the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that separate black and white schools were unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education, it seemed desegregation was close at hand. But it took six years before the New Orleans school system was integrated. In the fall of 1960, Leona Tate — then only 6 years old — was one of four young black girls escorted through a crowd of protestors.

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Bring Your Own
11:43 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Bring Your Own Presents: 'We Love You'

Annie's grandparents, in all their glory.
Credit Annie Freitas

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.  

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Water±
6:40 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

NPR And WWNO Present: Water±

In October 2014, NPR will launch an engaging live event series in 10 cities exploring humankind’s delicate / volatile relationship with water.

NPR Presents: Water±, a sonically and visually provocative storytelling experience, will transform the way audiences think about water and jump-start a new kind of conversation about climate change.

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The Moth
5:40 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Join Us For The Moth StorySLAM On Tuesday, September 9

Anyone can tell a story at The Moth. Including... you?
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

The Moth is back for September, with a monthly StorySLAM at Café Istanbul, featuring stories by… maybe you? If you want to tell a story at The Moth, or know someone who'd be perfect, see all the details below. Throw your name in the hat or just come to listen!

Come join us for "Rivalry" on Tuesday, September 9

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