Community Impact
6:31 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Wetland Resources Invents Ways To Save Coastline Faster

Gary Shaffer repairs Wetland Resource's tree nursery.
Eve Abrams

Wetland Resources plants hurricane resistant trees to protect Louisiana’s coastline.

Demetra Kandalepas is a senior scientist at Wetland Resources. We’re on the way to visit their bald cypress and tupelo nursery. It’s in the middle of a marsh. We drive down a muddy path next to a huge, raised pipe.

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5:25 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

'Million Dollar Scholar' Software Helps College-Bound Students Pay For School

Derrius Quarles (L) and Ras Asan (R) co-founded the education funding startup Million Dollar Scholar, based in New Orleans.
Ras Asan

Derrius Quarles and Ras Asan are co-founders of the education funding start-up Million Dollar Scholar.

Growing up in Chicago with few resources, Derrius Quarles shocked everyone when he took the initiative and won over a million dollars in scholarships and awards to attend college. As an undergraduate at Morehouse College, he met Ras Asan, and the two decided to take Derrius' know-how to more students who could use it.

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Latest News
7:06 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Appeals Court Sends Dead Zone Ruling Back To Federal Judge

2014 Gulf of Mexico hypoxia readings.
Credit NOAA

A federal judge has been ordered to review his decision on the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Le Show
12:00 pm
Sun May 10, 2015

Le Show For The Week Of May 10, 2015

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show: Cops With Attitude, News from Outside the Bubble, Karzai Talk, News of the Olympic Movement, News from Inspectors General, and more!

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7:02 am
Sun May 10, 2015

Continuum: Gregorian Chant

On Continuum this week will be a special program devoted the Gregorian Chant, from a ten-CD set of the History of Music.

Specifically, this volume covers musical Europe in the era of Gregorian unification. Performers included Anonymous 4, The Deller Consort, Ensemble Organum, and The Theatre of Voices.

The recording used is Harmonia Mundi Volume 3 of the Century Collection (no catalog number given).

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Louisiana Eats!
2:15 am
Sat May 9, 2015

Bringing Racial Justice To The Table

Hoeing Young Cotton between 1865 and 1895 - albumen stereograph photoprints mounted on board by Samuel Tobias Blessing.
Credit Courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection

This episode of Louisiana Eats! examines African-American culinary life and culture in slavery times and today. Historic New Orleans Collection curator Erin Greenwald gives us a private tour of Purchased Lives: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade, 1808–1865, an exhibit that examines the domestic slave trade in America. Solomon Northup, the free man of color who wrote the memoir "Twelve Years A Slave," comes to life with some amazing documents that shed light on his true story.

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Latest News
5:16 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

More New Orleans High School Graduates Heading To College

Champions Square was jammed with high school seniors celebrating their college plans.
Credit Eileen Fleming / WWNO

Hundreds of graduating high school seniors gathered at Champions Square Friday morning to celebrate their academic success. Officials at the second annual Senior Shout Out hailed the graduation rate of 73 percent – up from 54 percent 10 years ago.

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Latest News
4:01 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

'Rise of the Rest' Tour Bus Makes A Stop In New Orleans

Startup Go To Interview makes a pitch at the Rise of the Rest tour stop in New Orleans.
Frank Gruber Flickr

Steve Case is one of the founders of the technology company AOL. This week, he’s leading a bus tour across five Southern Cities to get a closer look at local startup businesses. On Friday, the Rise of the Rest bus tour makes a day-long stop in New Orleans.

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10:28 am
Fri May 8, 2015

New Artistic Director Of Le Petit Theatre Discusses Plans For The Future

New Le Petit artistic director Maxwell Williams talks about plans for the iconic community institution.
Credit Renée Peck / NolaVie


Maxwell Williams first visited New Orleans 15 years ago, at the age of 21. Like so many first-time visitors, he was smitten with the city.

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Latest News
8:14 am
Fri May 8, 2015

UNO Economic Outlook Focusing On VA Hospital Impact

The University of New Orleans is holding its annual Economic Outlook summit today, with Latter and Blum Realtors. This year’s review will focus on how one project in New Orleans is affecting the regional economy.

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