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Andre Perry Commentary
5:00 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

What's The Purpose of Jindal's Education Agenda?

 

What exactly is the purpose of public education? Gov. Bobby Jindal’s sweeping education package has introduced a litany of policy initiatives, slogans, and ideas that have flown over the public’s head faster than it did through the House and Senate education committees. As the general public literally waits for whatever falls in our collective laps, would proponents or opponents please articulate a coherent vision of the purpose of public education.

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Education
4:00 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Legislature Backing Jindal's Education Changes

Louisiana lawmakers are backing plans for low- and moderate-income families to use public money for sending children to private schools. The plan is being driven by Republican Governor Bobby Jindal.

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Reports
4:00 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Federal Prosecutor Pulled Off Cases After Online Postings

The Department of Justice is investigating what the next step should be for a federal prosecutor who admitted posting comments online about cases involving his office. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says the prosecutor has been removed from all matters discussed online.

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New Orleans Police
11:10 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

One Dead in Hollygrove Shooting

A 44-year-old man in the Hollygrove neighborhood was shot dead Thursday evening, according to a statement released by the New Orleans Police Department.

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Where Y'Eat
4:00 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

A Forecast of Food

Long before we thought much about food culture, learned to crave complex flavors or even did our own ordering at restaurants, many of us began to fantasize about food thanks to one enduring classic of a book, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs."

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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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