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11:00 am
Sat March 31, 2012

Farmers Market Minute | Umami

Are you familiar with the fifth element on the culinary spectrum, umami? Scientists have debated whether the four taste groups adequately cover it: sweet, sour, bitter and salty.

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Andre Perry Commentary
5:10 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

The Next Economy

Commentator Andre Perry talks about how to make an inclusive workforce.

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Spring Membership Drive 2012
3:14 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Spring Membership Drive 2012

Saturday's volunteers celebrating a successful shift up in the phone bank room.

Thanks to everyone for making the 2012 Spring Membership drive a success! If you did not renew or become a member during the drive, it isn't too late - you can still pledge online or by calling 800-286-7002. If you are curious about what goes on up in the studio during the membership drives, click on the photo to view a gallery of images.

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Artist Interview
12:30 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Carlos Miguel Prieto on Hindemith, Schumann, and Brahms

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Calor Miguel Prieto talks with Farrar Hudkins about this weekend's LPO concerts, including the Brahms Violin Concerto featuring Joshua Bell.

The Lens: New Orleans Parking Enforcement
7:45 am
Fri March 30, 2012

New Orleans tightens rules on who gets the boot — and parking revenues soar

Motorist's nightmare.
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Feel like the city’s got a boot on your neck? How about on your tire?

There’s a reason why. In the past year, New Orleans parking officials have become much more aggressive in the use of devices that immobilize cars with outstanding parking tickets.

“[W]e used to boot vehicles if they had more than three violations,” said city Department of Public Works parking administrator Zepporiah Edmonds, in testimony Wednesday afternoon before the City Council’s Budget-Audit Board of Review.

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New Orleans East Murder
11:58 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

28-year-old man shot dead in New Orleans East

Police are investigating the shooting death of a 28-year-old man in New Orleans East late Thursday night.

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Spring Membership Drive 2012
8:00 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Donate and help keep NPR news alive and well in New Orleans

Your membership dollars help us bring you the very best in local, national and international journalism, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

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Spring Membership Drive 2012
7:28 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

A Special Message From Actor Wendell Pierce

A special message from Tremé actor and native New Orleanian Wendell Pierce, urging you to support WWNO's great local and national programming!

Take a listen to a special message from Tremé star Wendell Pierce, native New Orleanian and supporter of public radio!

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Inside the Arts
12:00 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Joshua Bell Plays Brahms

World-renowned violinist Joshua Bell talks with WWNO's Diane Mack about his upcoming concert with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

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The Lens: Newcomb Boulevard
11:08 am
Thu March 29, 2012

Judge calls Newcomb Boulevard fence illegal; residents’ attorney vows to appeal ruling

City Council approval is needed for fences that block city traffic, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Courtesy of Keith Hardie

 

A drawn-out battle over the right to gate a public street reached a milestone Tuesday when a Civil Court judge ruled in favor of keeping Newcomb Boulevard open.

Residents of Newcomb Boulevard, a ritzy Uptown neighborhood parallel to even ritzier Audubon Place, in 2006 got the go-ahead from the city’s Department of Public Works to block the Freret Street end of the block that runs to St. Charles Avenue.

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