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WWNO
8:55 am
Fri May 15, 2015

The NPR Couple Is Back! Tune In All Week, Monday Thru Friday, On Morning Edition

You heard them meet and fall in love leading up to Prairie Home Companion’s visit in 2013.  They are back!

Tune in all week and follow the couple as they explore just what it is that makes baby Veronica happy. Their new addition is the topic all week long during Morning Edition. Will baby Veronica ever meet her idol? Find out the answer to that question on Friday!

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Latest News
7:18 am
Fri May 15, 2015

New Orleans City Council Approves Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

The New Orleans City Council has approved a major revamp of the city’s zoning plan. The vote came after four years of meetings and several hours of last-minute debate.

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Coastal Desk
7:04 am
Fri May 15, 2015

New Orleans Planners Talk About Zoning And New Vision For Water Management

Article 23 of the new comprehensive zoning ordinance

The New Orleans City Council just passed the first new Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance in 40 years. One part of the ordinance, Article 23, mandates a more “green” approach to water in the city — specifically, all the extra water we get from heavy rain and storms.

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Food
4:34 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Where Y'Eat: A New Look For Asian Flavors In New Orleans

Kung pao pastrami at Red's Chinese in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

You can chalk up the fiery burn of some dishes at Red’s Chinese to potent chiles. And that fleeting tingle across your tongue? That’s the work of Szechuan peppercorns. But what really gets the blood pulsing at this new Bywater restaurant goes beyond individual ingredients, and gets to something on the rise for restaurants around New Orleans.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Out To Lunch: Söpö Tchoup

Patti Dunn and Peter Ricchiuti.
Credit Chet Overall / It's New Orleans

Every time a new mobile device comes out we can put more stuff on it. These days we don't need to carry a calendar, phone book, yellow pad, book, map, magazine, music player, camera, DVD player, laptop, or even a heart monitor.

  So what, exactly, are we putting in these bags and backpacks we all lug around? Somebody who knows the answer to that is Patti Dunn. Patti's New Orleans company, Tchoup Industries, makes bags and backpacks.

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Listening Post NOLA
7:42 am
Thu May 14, 2015

The Listening Post Asks: How Do You Manage Childcare?

Laine Kaplan-Levenson

WWNO's Listening Post project asks questions about local news in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and reports back on the community's response. This week the Listening Post explores how people handle childcare in New Orleans.

 

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Music
1:29 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

New Orleans' Noise Ordinance: What It Sounds Like Now

Bamboula's on Frenchmen Street, a site with many issues to settle when it comes to live music and "noise."
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Since the debate over the noise ordinance came to a standstill last April, live music advocates and neighborhood groups are stuck with an unlikely piece of legislation to deal with sound in the city:  zoning.

It’s early evening on Frenchmen Street, and the doors of this bar are wide open. Tourists are drifting in and out, and the music is free. It’s also illegal.

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Inside the Arts
10:17 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Inside The Arts: Opera Stars Salute Mario Lanza And Kathryn Grayson,YAYA'S New Chief, Jax Frey Art

Michael Spyres, Tenor and Tara Stafford, Soprano

    This week on Inside the Arts, the Bishop Perry Center presents a salute to legendary singers Mario Lanza and Kathryn Grayson. Two rising stars on the international opera scene, tenor Michael Spyres and his wife, soprano Tara Stafford will perform the starring roles in the format of a mid-20th Century radio show.

Then, we talk with Gene Meneray. The New Orleans native will lead YAYA- Young Aspirations, Young Artists, Inc. into a new era as its Chief Executive Officer.

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Education
8:47 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Closing Costs: Parents Push For Role In Choosing New Charter School Operator

Wilson parents Dana Wade and Miesha Jackson pose in front of the bumper cars at InspireNOLA Family Night. They want to make sure Wilson's new operator won't treat the school, or the students, like failures.
Credit Mallory Falk / WWNO

The school year is winding down, and for three New Orleans charters, the last day will bring dramatic changes. Two of those schools are closing for good. The third – kindergarten through 8th grade school Andrew H. Wilson Charter – is getting a new operator.

The story of Wilson's future is the first in WWNO's series Closing Costs.

Wilson's contract was up for review this year. The school had to earn a D to get renewed. It missed the grade by less than one point.

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Latest News
7:42 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Tulane Survey Shows Progress In New Orleans Public Education

New Orleans residents are feeling better about their public schools. A Tulane University report shows 59 percent of those surveyed found the city network of charter schools has improved public education.

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