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The Sound of Books
3:49 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

New Orleans Poet, Folklorist and Educator Mona Lisa Saloy's Prize Winning Poetry Volume "Red Beans and Ricely Yours"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - New Orleans poet, folklorist and educator Mona Lisa Saloy's multi-award-winning volume of poetry "Red Beans and Ricely Yours" - which is now available as an audio book...

To find out more about Mona Lisa Saloy's reading on Saturday, March 26, 2011 - at the Tennessee Williams Festival - please click here .

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:16 pm
Tue March 22, 2011

UK Ambassador Sees Progress In BP Cleanup

New Orleans, La. – Sir Nigel Sheinwald is meeting today (Tuesday) with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and later in the week with Florida Governor Rick Scott. He says Louisiana's two Senators, Gulf Coast claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg and others have given him updates and he's confident that BP is making headway.

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Gulf Oil Spill
10:12 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

Coast Guard Confirms Oil In Samples Off Grand Isle

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WWNO News Reports
7:45 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

UK Ambassador Defends Libyan Airstrikes

New Orleans, La. – Sir Nigel Sheinwald told the World Trade Center luncheon today that joining the US and France in taking out Libyan military facilities is the politically and morally right thing to do. And he says the missions are precise.

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Community Impact
2:21 am
Mon March 21, 2011

Northshore Focus: Children's Museum

New Orleans, LA – A new Children's Museum is in the development stages in Mandeville. Jollaine Schear reports on the goals for this innovative project, and how it will benefit the northshore community.

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Where Y'Eat
4:47 pm
Sat March 19, 2011

Do me a fava!

WWNO News Reports
9:34 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

New Orleans Officials Promise Police Reforms

New Orleans, La. – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says he welcomes the report of the 10-month investigation.

"Yes. I invited the Department of Justice to come in to the city of New Orleans and to lend their substantial expertise, their historical knowledge about what works and what doesn't work so that we could actually transform the streets of the city of New Orleans into a place that is safe, because if there is no safety there is no freedom. Where there is no freedom there is no peace."

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The Sound of Books
4:20 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

The Reading Life 3/15/11

New Orleans, LA – Curator Mark Cave discusses his exhibit, "Drawn to Life: Al Hirschfeld and the Theater of Tennessee Williams," at the Historic New Orleans Collection's Williams Research Center, and Stephen Rea discusses his book, "Finn McCool's Football Club: The Birth, Death, and Resurrection of a Pub Soccer Team in the City of the Dead."

Gulf Oil Spill
7:37 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

Protests Staged At BP Offices Near Houma and In New Orleans

New Orleans, La. – Ministers from throughout the Gulf Coast say their members - especially those with low or fixed incomes - are being crushed by financial losses caused by the spill. They say victims include a grandmother no longer needed for babysitting children because their mothers are losing their jobs.

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WWNO News Reports
6:13 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

NOPD Slammed In Department of Justice Report

New Orleans, La. – The Justice Department's civil rights division found New Orleans police have routinely used excessive force, racial profiling and conducted unconstitutional searches. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez says while some progress has been made under a new mayor and police superintendent, the problems run deep.

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