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The Sound of Books
4:47 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

New York Times Bestselling Biography of Malcolm X

Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the late author and historian Manning Marable's widely praised new biography, "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention"...

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Notes from New Orleans
2:39 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

North Side Skull & Bone Gang

The North Side Skull & Bone Gang on Mardi Gras Day.

Park Ranger and musician Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes chats with Sharon Litwin about his involvement with a Mardi Gras Tradition nearly two hundred years old.

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Inside the Arts
9:43 am
Thu February 16, 2012

2012 Mardi Gras Mask Market

The  countdown to the greatest free show on earth is upon us, and the revelry in the French Quarter will kick into high gear Friday, as the 29th Annual Mardi Gras Mask Market gets underway in the French Market. We go Inside the Arts...

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Louisiana Eats!
6:30 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Gettin' Ready for Da Mardi Gras

Hubig's Pies is in their second year of production for that quintessential Mardi Gras treat, the King Cake.

Actor Bryan Batt and Poppy reminisce about Mardi Gras traditions, while Drew Ramsey of Hubig's Pies explains how his family business is involved in the Carnival celebration.

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Arts & Culture
4:00 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Michael Jackson Choreographer Teaches NOCCA Students

Choreographer Travis Payne stopped by NOCCA to teach students some Michael Jackson steps. Payne collaborated with Jackson and joined him on two world tours.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

Students at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts had lots of questions for a visitor this week.  Choreographer Travis Payne explained how a teenager from Atlanta, Georgia, ended up dancing with Michael Jackson.

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The Reading Life 2/14/12
7:00 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Storyteller Dianne de las Casas and Poet Gian Smith

On this special holiday edition of The Reading Life, meet Dianne de las Casas, author of "Dinosaur Mardi Gras!" Then hear some sexy love poetry from Gian Smith.

Arts & Culture
9:40 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Minature krewe's parade spurs controversy with Rex

Much Mardi Gras revelry takes the form of parody, poking fun, and being what you’re not.  The four year old krewe, ‘tit Rex (pronounced: T-Rex), is a parade in miniature, whose name plays on both it’s French translation – little king – and also what it literally sounds like: the abbreviation for the huge predator dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus-rex.

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Community Impact
8:20 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Community Impact Series: Leading Educators

How one nonprofit helps early- and mid-career educators build professional leadership skills that go beyond classroom instruction.

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Farmers Market Minute
8:55 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Valentine’s Blood Orange

Blood oranges are becoming an expected Louisiana citrus product.
Richard McCarthy marketumbrella.org

Hi, this is Richard McCarthy with the WWNO Farmers Market Minute… You knew Valentine's Day is today, right? Oh, no, did it catch you off guard?

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Andre Perry Commentary
5:00 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

The Art of a Bad Learning Environment

Dr. Andre Perry discusses a middle school art project gone wrong in Slidell, LA.

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