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40th Anniversary History
4:36 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

A Quick History of WWNO at 40

WWNO at 40.

John Batson was General Manager of WWNO throughout a period that saw numerous achievements, including improved transmission across the region, acquisition of KTLN to serve the Houma - Thibodeaux area better, and locally-produced programs, like Crescent City. Before retiring, John wrote this history of the station.

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Food
4:08 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Where Y'Eat: A Barbecue Neutral Ground

The sauce selection at McClure's BBQ represents the wide regional range of barbecue traditions now taking root.
Ian McNulty WWNO

As interest in barbecue billows around New Orleans, the city is seeing a a wide range of regional styles take root and meld with local traditions.

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Reports
10:06 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Officials React to Danziger Sentencings

Officials in New Orleans are reacting to stiff sentences handed down in federal court to former police officers convicted of shooting unarmed civilians. The case dates back to the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:41 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Chef Greg Picolo and Restaurateur Wayne Pierce

Chef Greg Picolo of Redemption Restaurant

In this week's episode of Louisiana Eats!, listen as two men with long-standing reputations in the New Orleans restaurant scene discuss their craft. Hear how Chef Greg Picolo has found redemption at a restaurant of the same name, and how sticking to tradition has kept Wayne Pierce's restaurant thriving for 120 years. 

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Breaking: Danziger Bridge Shootings
4:05 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Five Former NOPD Officers Sentenced for Danziger Bridge Shootings

Five former New Orleans police officers will serve from six to 65 years in prison for their parts in a notorious shooting after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Two unarmed civilians were killed and four others injured.

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The Sound of Books
2:52 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Beautiful New Book Explores Life and Work of Great New Orleans Sculptor Lin Emery

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten: critically-acclaimed art writer Philip Palmedo's lavishly illustrated new biography of New Orleans sculptor Lin Emery — titled simply Lin Emery...

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The Lens: Education
1:31 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Special-ed students in Orleans schools use ‘alternate pencils’ to acquire writing skills

Teacher Kimberly Sanfeliz has brought the alternate-pencils technique into her special-ed classes at Craig Elementary.
Jessica Williams The Lens

It’s Friday morning in Kimberly Sanfeliz’s class, and one of her students, a 7-year-old, is signing in.

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Environment
4:05 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Tulane Study Shows Sea Level Rising in Gulf of Mexico

Tulane researchers say sea levels are rising faster than expected. Gulf Coast communities from the Florida Panhandle to East Texas are most at risk.

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The Reading Life
7:00 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

The Reading Life: Larry Powell and Susan Haltom

Tonight on The Reading Life: Tulane University historian Lawrence Powell, author of "The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans," and Susan Haltom, author of "One Writer’s Garden: Eudora Welty’s Home Place."

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New Orleans East Murder
6:23 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

27-year-old man shot and killed in New Orleans East

New Orleans Police are reporting a man was shot and killed in New Orleans East shortly before 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.

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