New Orleans, La. – Acclaimed artist, world traveler and now children's author, Alex Beard, takes youngsters on an African adventure in his new book, The Jungle Grapevine. He'll read and sign copies of the book, and engage youngsters in art activities at Borders Bookstore Uptown, 3338 St. Charles Avenue, Saturday December 12,2009 at 2PM.
New Orleans, LA – It's increasingly common for cities to host community-wide dining specials to entice visitors and draw locals out to restaurants during seasonal tourism lulls. Typically structured as limited-time prix fixe dinner deals, these promotions are often called Restaurant Week, and both winter and summer editions have cropped up. We have something like this in New Orleans too, though, as usual, things are a bit different here.
New Orleans – "Taking Back Eden: Eight Environmental Cases That Changed the World" - that's the title of Tulane Environmental Law professor Oliver Houck's critically acclaimed new book. WWNO's Fred Kasten recently sat down with Oliver Houck to talk about "Taking Back Eden"...
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New Orleans, La. – Mayor Ray Nagin is in the final months of the two-term limit set for the office. Democrat and Republican candidates to be his replacement will face off in a primary February 6th, with the runoff a month later. Qualifying for the post is set for Wednesday through Friday of this week. So far about 10 people have announced intentions to run. City Council seats will also be on the ballot, along with the first citywide assessor for New Orleans and the sheriff. For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming
New Orleans, LA – Naked Pizza, A New Orleans business is set to go national. Eric Eagan has the story.
NEW ORLEANS HAS MADE ITS SHARE OF MAGAZINE COVERS SINCE HURRICANE KATRINA, BUT THE MOST INTERESTING MAY BE THE AUGUST 2009 COVER OF ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE. IN THE ACCOMPANYING ARTICLE, NEW ORLEANS WAS CALLED "A HIVE OF ENTREPRENEURIAL INITIATIVE" AND A "MECCA" FOR STARTUPS. SURPRISING FOR A CITY WHOSE ECONOMY STILL RELIES HEAVILY ON TOURISM AND INDUSTRY.