Community Impact
6:36 pm
Tue December 27, 2011

Northshore Focus: Ice Man Dip and Dash

Franco's Fitness is celebrating the New Year with an exciting event that will challenge even the most athletically-inclined. Jollaine Schear talks with the organizers and participants of the event about what they have in store.

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American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen
4:15 pm
Tue December 27, 2011

American Graduate: Pushouts

WWNO's first in a three-part series of feature reports in conjunction with "American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen"; a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities find solutions to address the dropout crisis.

We're taking a look at issues involving public schools in New Orleans, with Dr. Andre Perry of Loyola University reviewing problems in the education system, how New Orleans is faring, and what's on the horizon for improvements.

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All Things New Orleans
7:37 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

All Things New Orleans: Media Saturation, Prospect.2, and Louis Armstrong

Gwen Thompkins contemplates the effects of media over-saturation; Paul Maassen speaks with the powers behind Prospect.2; and music writer Richard Harris reviews a new boxed set of Louis Armstrong's material.

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

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The Sound of Books
2:51 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

Anka Muhlstein's tour of French food And culture

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the widely-praised new book from writer Anka Muhlstein, Balzac's Omelette: A Delicious Tour of French Food and Culture with Honoré de Balzac.

To find out more about Anka Muhlstein, and "Balzac's Omelette," please click here .

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Arts & Culture
1:58 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

The Pecan Cracker

A traditional holiday classic—Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet—gets a Southern tweak in The Pecan Cracker, directed by Ricky Graham. Final performances at Southern Rep Theater tonight and Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Where Y'Eat
12:19 am
Thu December 22, 2011

In Synch with the Season at Irish House

The Irish House.
Ian McNulty WWNO

You might expect meatloaf at a pub, and the way things are going with the gastropub trend these days you might even expect a few high-brow touches along with it.

Still, I wasn't initially expecting one made of heritage cattle from a family-run ranch in New Iberia, nor that it would be slathered with foie gras butter, balanced on fried walnut bread, and served at the Irish House bar by the same guy who just took the two minutes necessary to properly draw off my Guinness pint.

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Port of New Orleans
9:06 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Port of New Orleans Wins Rail Expansion Grant

Officials with the city and port of New Orleans formally accepted a nearly $17 million-dollar Transportation Department grant to build a specialized rail yard at the Napoleon Avenue container terminal.

Port President Gary LaGrange says it's a critical project needed for future growth.

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New Orleans Crime
8:18 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Mayor Landrieu Dismisses Call For National Guard

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is dismissing calls to bring Louisiana National Guard troops to patrol city streets. The mayor says the move wouldn't stop violence.

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Louisiana Eats!
6:02 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Holiday Edition

Alon Shaya's Chanukah Donuts

Serves 6 people

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The Reading Life
9:45 am
Wed December 21, 2011

The Reading Life 12/20/11

This week we'll be talking with Marigny Dupuy and Meghan Kelly, founders of the Dickens Fellowship of New Orleans. Mark Yakich reads from his book Checking In/Checking Out, and Susan has some suggestions for Christmas giving and some thoughts on the season.