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The Listening Room
10:56 am
Thu June 14, 2012

America Abroad: The Global Water Challenge

As global population grows, so does the demand for water. Yet less than one percent of the planet's supply is potable, and estimates suggest that 40% of humanity will not have access to clean water by 2025.

Explore the complex issues surrounding this precious resource in this edition of America Abroad.

Go here for more information on this series.

Airing Sunday, June 17th. You can hear The Listening Room Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m., on WWNO, 89.9 FM.

Inside the Arts
10:06 am
Thu June 14, 2012

A Musical Feast for the Eyes at NOMA

A summer exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art gives a visual focus to the musical sounds that influence and transcend generations.  We go Inside the Arts for a look at The Prelives of the Blues, a solo exhibition by Dario Robleto.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Times-Picayune Staff Continues Working While Efforts Focus On Finding New Owner

Now that Times-Picayune journalists have learned that half the newsroom staff is being cut, they now have to return from being the news to reporting the news. One is coping by trying to do the job at hand — one day at a time.

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Louisiana Eats!
6:13 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Big Daddies in the House

Chef Aaron McCargo originally came to prominence when he became the winner of The Next Food Network Star.

On this week's Louisiana Eats!Chef Aaron McCargo, host of Big Daddy's House, talks about his new role as a culinary consultant for people undergoing dialysis treatment. Then, listen to learn the family history of the Bon Ton Café from restaurateur, Wayne Pierce.

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The Times-Picayune
6:00 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Longtime Times-Picayune Journalists Included In Staff Cuts

Erin Krall

New Orleans is set to become the largest metro area in America without a daily newspaper. The award-winning Times-Picayune is laying off half its news staff.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Trial Winding Down Over Kevin Costner's Oil Clean-up Device

Star-powered testimony has wrapped up in federal court in New Orleans. Actors Kevin Costner and Stephen Baldwin are facing off over profits from a device aimed at cleaning up the BP oil spill.

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The Times-Picayune
12:44 am
Wed June 13, 2012

City news organizations respond to Times-Picayune layoffs

News of the widespread layoffs at The Times-Picayune, the city’s only daily newspaper and a mainstay of morning routine for generations of New Orleanians, continued to reverberate throughout the city’s media establishment late Tuesday.

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The Reading Life
6:48 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Author Ron Thibodeaux, Bloomsday, and Summer Reading Kick-off

This week on The Reading Life: Ron Thibodeaux, author of Hell or High Water: How Cajun Fortitude Withstood Hurricanes Rita and Ike, and Michael Allen Zell, who’s coordinating the New Orleans celebration of Bloomsday on June 16. Plus we check in at the Summer Reading Kick-off party at Latter Library.

Latest News
4:00 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Times-Picayune Cuts Newsroom Staff By 50 percent

Erin Krall

Half of the news department at the Times-Picayune is being cut. Some employees are being offered a spot in the digital Nola.com operation.

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OPSO Paid Details
3:36 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Sheriff’s Office wants to hire outside manager for paid details

Tom Gogola The Lens

Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman confirmed Friday that he is working to outsource the management of the lucrative off-duty private security details available to his deputies.

In a written statement, Gusman said that “the Sheriff’s Office is reviewing a plan that involves a third party to assist with the handling of detail assignments,” but nothing has been decided.

Gusman said that his office is “working to update many of our policies and reporting rules to increase the efficiency and accountability of the paid detail program.”

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