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Inside the Arts
11:24 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Thornton Dial's "Hard Truths" Sparks Conversation at NOMA

The bold, edgy sculptures, paintings and drawings of artist Thornton Dial confront a darker side of humanity in the exhibit Hard Truths, now on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art.  WWNO's Diane Mack goes Inside the Arts for a look at these works, which span two decades.

Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Kissin' the Blarney Stone

Although there's been a neighborhood bar on Banks Street for decades, many New Orleanians might not think of it as the epicenter of St. Patrick's Day without the help of Stephen Paterson

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Reports
4:00 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Horse of the Year Competing at Fair Grounds

Horse of the Year trainer Larry Jones.
James Mulvihill New Orleans Fair Grounds

This weekend marks the debut of the 20-12 Horse of the Year at the Fair Grounds. The 5-year-old mare Havre de Grace (hah-vrah deh grace) is in a field of five for Saturday’s New Orleans Ladies race.

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The Sound of Books
12:50 am
Thu March 15, 2012

New York Times Bestselling Memoir By "Ask Amy" Columnist Amy Dickinson

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten, part two of a three-part series spotlighting writers appearing at this year's Tennessee Williams Festival. We're featuring a conversation with "Ask Amy" advice columnist and frequent Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me panelist Amy Dickinson about her bestselling memoir "The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them."

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Louisiana Eats!
4:26 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Iconoclasts Need Not Apply

Chef Matt Murphy of The Irish House.

Whether you're off the coast of Africa, traipsing the streets of Dublin, or nestled in Louisiana, traditions are a part of any culture. Chef Brian Landry discusses his travels to the Canary Islands in search of tradition; Chef Matt Murphy remembers St. Patrick's Day traditions in his native Ireland; and the Crescent City Farmer's Market shares the New Orleans' tradition of St. Joseph's Day. 

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Food
11:00 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Bounty

There’s a word I keep hearing these days — bounty.

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The Reading Life
7:00 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Author Alex Cook and Librarian Desha Rhodes

This week on The Reading Life: We'll pass a good time with Alex Cook, author of "Louisiana Saturday Night: Looking for a Good Time in South Louisiana's Juke Joints, Honky-Tonks and Dance Halls," who's coming to town for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, and Desha Rhodes, who manages the Rosa Keller branch of the New Orleans Public Library, which reopens to the public March 17 at 10 a.m.

An Evening With Ira Glass
1:29 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Photos from Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass

S. Asher Tulane University

WWNO presented Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass on Saturday, March 10, 8:00 p.m. at McAlister Auditorium. Take a look at the slideshow for photos from the event..

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Reports
7:35 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Brad Pitt Reaffirms Commitment to Make it Right and New Orleans

Brad Pitt took some time away from planning his A-list fundraiser for the Make it Right housing project he founded in the Lower Ninth Ward to give an update to WWNO’s Eileen Fleming. In Part 2 of the interview, Pitt continues with his thoughts about the long-term goals of the energy-efficient designs he champions, and if he sees any signs of Katrina fatigue among donors still needed to finish the plan.

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Reports, Make it Right
7:34 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Brad Pitt Talks With WWNO About Make it Right Project Goals

Brad Pitt in a new Make it Right home almost ready for occupancy.
Eileen Fleming

Brad Pitt took a few minutes with WWNO reporter Eileen Fleming to review the status of the Make it Right project he founded in the Lower Ninth Ward. Before hosting a fundraiser, he spent some time in the neighborhood. Here’s the first of two parts of that interview.

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