News en Common Core Meeting Set Today <p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:9.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Louisiana's state school board is holding a special meeting later this morning on the ongoing battle to adopt Common Coe education standards.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:54:05 +0000 Associated Press 65451 at New Orleans To Host Top Travel Trade Show In 2016 <p>New Orleans will host the largest travel industry show in North America in 2016.<br /><br />The U.S. Travel Association's show, called IPW, was last held in New Orleans in 2002.<br /><br />The group had planned to hold the five-day show in Greater Miami and The Beaches. However, the City of Miami Beach Commission decided to renovate and expand its convention center. The three-year project is scheduled to start next year.<br /> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:53:49 +0000 Associated Press 65429 at NOPD Officer Placed On Emergency Suspension After Attempting To Strike Man With Her Vehicle <p>A New Orleans Police officer has been placed on emergency suspension after attempting to strike a man with her vehicle, the department announced today in a press release.</p><p>33-year-old Stephanie Caldwell was arrested Sunday after a verbal and physical altercation with a 47-year-old man in the 1700-block of North Broad Street at approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Police say Caldwell attempted to strike the man with her vehicle, and when the man ran westbound on North Broad she pursued him, driving against traffic on North Broad and Onzaga streets.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:06:25 +0000 Jason Saul 65407 at Will All New Orleans Bars Soon Be Smoke-Free? <p><em>Smoking in bars might become a thing of the past in New Orleans. City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and other organizations recently brought a smoke-free week to the city. That’s meant to raise support for a ban on smoking in bars. </em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans is known as a place where people like to unwind. Go-cups, ice-cold daiquiris, rich food, music and good times.</span></p><p>One aspect of this experience might be about to change.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Malorie Marshall 65374 at Coastal Restoration Council To Start Accepting Proposals Next Month <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The start of some major funding for coastal restoration begins next month. I</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">t’s part of the Restore Act fund established after the 2010 BP oil spill. Some are concerned there’s no details yet on how the affected communities will get their say on how it’s spent.</span></p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 65390 at St. Tammany Hospital Says It Hired District Attorney Reed <p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:9.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">There’s more controversy surrounding the work duties of St. Tammany District Attorney Walter Reed.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:46:26 +0000 Associated Press 65392 at Le Show For July 27, 2014 <p>Hey Gang! This week, Harry Shearer plays <em>Kiss This!</em>, a song for rich rock stars. He also looks at this week's environmental news, with What the Frack?, News of Inspectors General, News of Secrets, News of the Atom, and The Apologies of the Week, and more.</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:35:57 +0000 Harry Shearer 65366 at WWNO Schedule Changes Coming Next Week <p>At WWNO we're constantly engaged in a conversation with you — your suggestions, criticisms, ideas and desires (and donations!) are the critical components in making New Orleans Public Radio a success. We evaluate every listener comment and, periodically, make changes to our schedule to reflect our community's evolving priorities.</p><p>We're also in constant conversation with our local and national content partners, and have to adjust along with their decisions.</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:10:53 +0000 WWNO Staff 65362 at Continuum And Memorandum XXI, Part V <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Continuum, Milton </span>Scheuermann<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Thais St. </span>Julien<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> conclude their series of Memorandum </span>XXI<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with Part V, featuring the CD <em>Memorandum </em></span><em>XXI</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em> - Part V</em> by Capriccio </span>Stravagante<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Renaissance</span></p><p>Orchestra (Paradiso PA0012).</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:01:00 +0000 Milton G. Scheuermann Jr. & Thais St. Julien 64968 at Business And Community Leaders Working To Reduce Louisiana's Record Incarceration Rate <p>On a per-capita basis, Louisiana leads the nation in the number of people behind bars. A diverse group of business and religious leaders have come together to support laws that could lower the state’s incarceration rates.</p><p>In this latest installment of the continuing WWNO and WYES series on criminal justice reform, Marcia Kavanaugh looks into how the Louisiana Smart on Crime initiative fared in this past legislative session.</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 01:19:28 +0000 Marcia Kavanaugh 65350 at