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5:16 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Louisiana Emergency Responders Prepare For The Possibility OF Ebola

Governor Bobby Jindal said in a statement that state agencies and emergency responders have been working for weeks to prepare public health workers to treat possible cases of Ebola in Louisiana..
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Governor Bobby Jindal met with emergency management officials Wednesday to discuss Louisiana’s preparedness for a possible Ebola outbreak.

On Tuesday, a man in Dallas became the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States.

The governor said in a statement that state agencies and emergency responders have been working for weeks to prepare public health workers to treat possible cases of Ebola.

Education
2:00 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

In Data Driven Landscape, Teachers Learn To Interpret Student Test Scores

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A few years ago, a new phrase became all the rage in education reform: Data driven. Students take benchmark and standardized tests throughout the year, and the tests generate lots of data. But how do teachers turn those data points into lesson plans?

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Education
7:36 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Tulane Report Sees Progress In New Orleans Public Schools

A new report from Tulane University says New Orleans is improving education at public high schools.

The university’s Cowen Institute says the co-called “vulnerable students” are exceeding expectations.

The study released Wednesday defines those students as:

-- being more than two years above grade-level age in ninth grade

-- having failed an eighth-grade assessment test

-- qualifying for free or reduced-price lunches

-- and being eligible for special education services.

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Latest News
7:33 am
Wed October 1, 2014

New Orleans Joins HUD Complaint Against Bank of America

A New Orleans housing group is signing on to national complaints alleging the Bank of America is contributing to blight by letting foreclosed homes fall into disrepair.

The National Fair Housing Alliance says the bank is especially neglectful in African American and Latino neighborhoods.

James Perry of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center said 26 homes that B of A owns in New Orleans are in disrepair.

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Central City
7:00 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Tulane City Center's Maurice Cox On Adaptive Reuse And Creative Resurgence Along O.C. Haley Blvd.

Maurice Cox, Director of the Tulane City Center and associate dean for community engagement.
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This week WWNO has been exploring Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. The Central City corridor is home to new nonprofits and business ventures, after a redevelopment effort of more than a decade.

Today we wrap up coverage with a conversation just off the Boulevard, on Baronne Street. It’s the new home of Tulane City Center, a venture of the university’s School of Architecture, with a strong service learning component.

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Business & Technology
6:44 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

NOLA Tech Week 'Unconference' Begins To Take Shape

NOLA Tech Week's second annual "unconference" begins on Monday.
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NOLA Tech Week begins on Monday. It’s only the second year for the local technology industry conference, which bills itself as a celebration of all things tech in New Orleans.

Organizers of the event call it an “unconference.” They say that allows members of the technology community in New Orleans to set the agenda for the meetings and to host events based on topics they want to hear about.

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Politics
4:30 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Libertarian Party Gaining Ground In Louisiana

Libertarian candidates are showing up on more ballots in Louisiana. The party says it has hit a milestone of 10,000 registered voters in the state.
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The Libertarian Party of Louisiana says it has hit a milestone, reaching 10,000 registered voters in the state.

That’s a tiny sliver of Louisiana’s 2.9 million voters, but Libertarian leaders take it as a sign that people are growing more dissatisfied with the current two-party system and are looking for new options.

Libertarian candidates are showing up on more ballots as well, with candidates registered for the U.S. Senate race and in five of the state’s six House races.

Latest News
4:19 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

St. Charles Streetcar Line Named National Historic Landmark

An historic Perley Thomas 900 series streetcar still in operation on the St. Charles Line, one of nine new national historic landmarks announced Tuesday by the Department of the Interior.
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The St. Charles streetcar line is one of nine new national historic landmarks announced Tuesday by the Department of the Interior.

The St. Charles Line has been in operation since 1835, making it the oldest continuously working street railway in the country.

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Inside the Arts
2:13 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Inside The Arts: JFK's Nephew Speaks At Loyola, John Biguenet's Broomstick, Art For Arts' Sake

Mark Kennedy Shriver

This week on Inside the Arts, we talk with JFK's nephew, Mark Kennedy Shriver. He'll speak about Sargent Shriver, his legendary father, in a guest appearance at Loyola University.

Then, we catch up with acclaimed writer John Biguenet. His latest play, Broomstick, opens the new season for Southern Rep Theater.

And Art for Arts' Sake kicks off Saturday. We talk with artist Deedra Ludwig about her new exhibit, Art, Environment & Observations at LeMieux Galleries.

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.

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The Reading Life
1:31 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

The Reading Life With Gregory Benford And Ralph Adamo

Gregory Benford

This week on The Reading Life: Award-winning science fiction writer Gregory Benford, whose most recent novel, co-authored with Larry Niven, is Shipstar. He will be the featured speaker at this weekend’s ContraFlow, the fourth annual science fiction and fantasy convention.

And poet Ralph Adamo talks about his new book, Ever: Poems 2000-2014.

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