New Orleans, LA – The Scott S. Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives recently released a school finances report as part of its "State of Public Education in New Orleans" series. It's a rare opportunity to get a glimpse at the overall fiscal health of the city's public school system. Angela Taylor brings us the report's overview.
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New Orleans, LA – NPR news analyst and native New Orleanian Cokie Roberts will be contributing to "Native Tongues: The Food Edition," taking place at Le Chat Noir from April 7th-24th, 2011. WWNO's Paul Maassen spoke with Roberts about her involvement with the play.
New Orleans, La – It's a busy weekend in New Orleans. Music fills the French Quarter...a theater group offers food for thought as Native Tongues returns to the stage and a chamber ensemble celebrates Spring!
New Orleans, La. – Clara Gerica and her family are familiar faces at the Crescent City Farmers Market, where they sell shrimp, finfish and soft shell crabs so fresh that sometimes the creatures are still moving in their ice-packed trays at her booth. Clara's husband Pete catches all of this in local waters, usually in Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne. It's their livelihood, and also their way of life.
New Orleans, LA – Susan talks with nonfiction writer, journalist and novelist Jason Berry about his play, Earl Long in Purgatory, that has just been published as a book. Also featured is an interview with poet Dede Wilson, who will read from her book, Eliza: The New Orleans Years.