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Disaster Preparedness
10:24 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Tulane Gets Gates Foundation Grant to Help Establish Disaster-Relief Network

Tulane University is getting a $5 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help universities in areas prone to disasters establish education and development programs.

Ky Luu is executive director of Tulane's Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy. He says New Orleans has experience dealing in natural disasters, such as hurricanes, and man-made ones, including the BP oil spill. That experience will be shared with centers in Thailand and another in east Africa.

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WWNO News Reports
9:31 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Mayor Landrieu Forms Midnight Basketball League to Fight Crime

The city of New Orleans is launching a midnight basketball program at the St. Bernard community center. Eileen Fleming reports it's part of the Save Our Sons initiative designed to keep young men out of trouble.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the midnight basketball league is linked to his Crime Action Summit held last September, where residents suggested that young people have recreational options for using their spare time.

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All Things New Orleans
7:45 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

All Things New Orleans: Mark Romig, Choral Music, and Tony Kishman

Tourism Commission CEO Mark Romig focuses on the many upcoming tourism activities slated for this year, Jack Hopke profiles a local choral music group, and bassist Tony Kishman jams with the LPO.

Jack Hopke is your host for WWNO's weekly news magazine.

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Where Y'Eat
7:34 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

The Road to Redemption

Amber light from stained glass windows fills this church-turned-restaurant.
Ian McNulty WWNO

As word got around last year that a new restaurant called Redemption would open at the Mid-City address that had for so long been Christian's, it naturally kindled expectations, and even specific food cravings. Christian's was one of the few major restaurants that didn't return after Hurricane Katrina, and its setting, inside a century-old church, gave it an ambiance like nowhere else in town.

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Arts & Culture
10:49 am
Thu January 5, 2012

Joan of Arc Celebrates 600 Years

The 4th Annual Joan of Arc Parade kicks off on Twelfth Night in the French Quarter, celebrating the Maid of Orléans' 600th Birthday. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Friday, January 6, at the corner of Conti and Decatur Streets.

More info at www.joanofarcparade.com

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The Reading Life
11:09 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

Charles Brown and Irene Wainwright

The Latter Library in Uptown New Orleans.
WWNO

This week on The Reading Life, we talk with Charles Brown, the new director of the New Orleans Public Library, and with city archivist Irene Wainwright.

Levees.org
8:11 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

Levees.org Continues Drive for Federal Markers at Katrina Levee Breaches

A state advisory panel has voted against an effort led by the grassroots group Levees.org to mark two spots where levees breached during Hurricane Katrina. However, the drive continues, despite the opposition.

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Louisiana Eats!
4:37 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

Shaping Up and Slimming Down

Kitchen Commando Jodi Brown.

Everyone's doing their best to make changes as we rollover into a new year. We'll hear from Jodi Brown about indulging your way to good health, and from Second Harvest's Tony Biggs about value-shopping at the market.

Jodi Brown's Crazy Chocolate Clusters

Yield 2 dozen

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The Sound of Books
2:51 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

New Orleans Writer James P. Farwell

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the widely-praised debut book from veteran New Orleans political and national security consultant – and writer – James P. Farwell, The Pakistan Cauldron: Conspiracy, Assassination and Instability.

To find out more about James P. Farwell, and The Pakistan Cauldron, please click here.

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Sugar Bowl
7:36 pm
Mon January 2, 2012

GNO Inc. Predicts Economic Windfall From Sports Events in New Orleans

Tomorrow's Sugar Bowl means more than just victory for Virginia Tech or Michigan. It also generates huge economic development opportunities for the entire New Orleans region.

Greater New Orleans, Inc. President Michael Hecht says the Sugar Bowl and other upcoming sports events are expected to add $400 million to the local economy.

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