News en House Panel Advances REAL ID Legislation <p>Louisiana driver's licenses could move in line with a federal identification law, under a proposal that won the backing of the House Transportation Committee.<br /><br />The bill is designed to keep state residents from running into domestic flying difficulties by 2016, if licenses aren't deemed compliant with the REAL ID law.<br /><br />Lawmakers enacted a prohibition against compliance with the federal law in 2008, because of concerns about privacy.<br /> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:24:59 +0000 Associated Press 58606 at Charter School Group Accused Of Violating Students' Civil Rights <p>A group of lawyers, students and parents filed a civil rights complaint against three local charter schools today. They're asking state and federal officials to investigate the discipline policies at Carver Preparatory, Carver Collegiate Academy and Sci Academy. These schools have the highest suspension rates in the city.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:43:36 +0000 Mallory Falk 58604 at For The First Time In 70 Years, Wild Whooping Cranes Have Laid Eggs In Louisiana <p>A mated pair of Whooping Cranes has produced eggs in the Louisiana wild for the first time in 70 years, the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced Tuesday.</p><p>The announcement, made by LDWF Secretary Robert Barham at the 13th North American Crane Workshop in Lafayette, is a watershed moment in the reintroduction of the endangered birds to the wild. Once widespread, the Whooping Crane population had plummeted to just 21 total birds by the 1940s, mostly due to hunting and the conversion of wetland habitat into agricultural fields.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:36:05 +0000 Jason Saul 58598 at The Reading Life With Richard Sexton, Justin Go, Beth Ann Fennelly And Tom Franklin <div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.5;">This week on&nbsp;</span><i style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.5;">The Reading Life</i><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.5;">:&nbsp;Photographer Richard Sexton, whose new book is C</span><i style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.5;">reole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere</i><span style Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:43:52 +0000 Susan Larson 58585 at WWNO Is Participating In GiveNOLA Day! <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Hosted on Tuesday, May 6 by the <a href="" target="_blank">Greater New Orleans Foundation</a>, GiveNOLA Day is the community’s first one-day, online giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a stronger and thriving community for all.</strong></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:05:10 +0000 WWNO Staff 58560 at Music And Culture Coalition Of New Orleans A Force For Democratic Process <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Times; min-height: 14px;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans&nbsp;serves as a platform and voice for issues concerning culture in New Orleans.</span></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:19:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 58519 at First General Synod Held In New Orleans In 27 Years <p><font><font>A synod is a gathering of Catholic priests and parishioners with the objective of sharing ideas.</font></font></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:26:12 +0000 Janaya Williams 58518 at Zoning Board Takes Up French Quarter Novelty Shops <p>The future of 13 French Quarter souvenir shops is being decided Tuesday at the Board of Zoning Adjustments.</p><p></p><p>Seventeen shops in all were cited for violations last year as part of the city's crackdown on novelty stores, The Advocate reported.</p><p></p><p>The stores were said to be in violation of a 2011 city ordinance banning new tee-shirt shops in the French Quarter, and an older law that prohibits novelty shops from opening within 600 feet of another shop.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:16:50 +0000 Janaya Williams 58517 at Sarah Vowell Riffs On Satchmo, 'The Incredibles' And Andrew Jackson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Noted writer, historian and former <em>This American Life</em>&nbsp;contributor Sarah </span>Vowell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be in town to speak at Tulane’s Freeman Auditorium on Wednesday, April 16. And while she’s in town, the author of books like <em>The Wordy Shipmates</em>, <em>Assassination Vacation</em>&nbsp;and <em>Unfamiliar Fishes</em> will likely pay a visit to the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (</span>NOCCA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">). She might also check out some of Louis Armstrong’s old haunts.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:11:00 +0000 Brian Friedman 58325 at Le Show For April 13, 2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In this edition of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Le Show</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Harry </span>Shearear<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> brings News from Outside the Bubble, News of Secrets, What the </span>Frack<span style="line-height: 1.5;">?, News of the Warm, Mr. Middle Class, News of the Olympic Movement, Apologies of the Week, and more.</span></p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:26:15 +0000 Harry Shearer 58408 at