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WWNO News Reports
4:52 pm
Fri August 5, 2011

Families, Officials React To Danziger Verdicts

New Orleans, La. – The current or former officers are now awaiting sentencing for killing two people, wounding four others and covering up events. The victims were unarmed. Lance Madison's mentally disabled brother, Ronald, was shot in the back and killed. Lance was arrested but was later released.

"We hope that our effort will help bring some justice not only to our family, but to all other families who have suffered, as well as the entire community."

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WWNO News Reports
4:49 pm
Fri August 5, 2011

Five NOPD Convictions In Danziger Bridge Shooting

New Orleans, La. – All five defendants were convicted in the cover-up. Four accused in the shootings were convicted of civil rights violations. But the federal jury decided that the two killings were not murders. Defense attorneys had argued police were responding to reports of shots fired at officers and thought their lives were in danger. U-S Attorney Jim Letten says using the chaos after Katrina as a defense will not work.

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WWNO Commentary
3:46 pm
Fri August 5, 2011

Closing the Wealth and Achievement Gap

Dr. Andre Perry

New Orleans, LA – Andre Perry discusses why wealth matters in conversations about education.

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:49 am
Fri August 5, 2011

Protest at BP Headquarters Over Oil Remaining in Gulf

New Orleans, La. – Protesters held banners that read, "The oil is still here, and so are we." Tar balls were dropped in front of the building's revolving doors. Some demonstrators were covered in brown paint, representing the oil they say is still polluting the Gulf. One was Lisa Watson of Pensacola, Florida.

"Huge tar mats are washing up with every thunderstorm, with every storm. Tropical Storm Don that went through the Gulf washed up giant, giant tar mats."

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Where Y'Eat
4:50 pm
Thu August 4, 2011

Extra Helpings from a Benevolent Restaurant Industry

When New Orleans restaurants rally for community causes good food is always on the table.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –

One bad thing happened, and countless good things came from it. That was the essential message New Orleans chef Nathaniel Zimet shared with the hundreds of people who turned out to support him at a benefit in July.

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All Things N. O.
1:57 pm
Thu August 4, 2011

All Things N.O. 8-4-11

New Orleans, LA – Eileen Fleming reports on the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico, Sue Brown speaks about her organization T.R.E.E., and Ronnie Virgets reminiscences about one of his favorite childhood pastimes.

Farrar Hudkins hosts this edition of WWNO's weekly news magazine.

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:56 am
Thu August 4, 2011

Gulf Conference Aimed at Reducing Dead Zone

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WWNO News Reports
9:52 am
Thu August 4, 2011

Arrmy Corps of Engineers Awards New Orleans Office

New Orleans, La. – The corps says the team put in "hard work" and "professional excellence" in reducing risk in the greater New Orleans area. But the in-house recognition is being dismissed by Sandy Rosenthal, founder of Levees-dot-org, which has been battling the Corps over the failed levee system.

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Louisiana Eats!
6:38 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Hot Chef, Hot Pepper, Hot Climate

We hope you'll enjoy another scorching edition of Louisiana Eats!

Pepper Vinegar

1 pint of small, hot peppers
1 pint of cider vinegar

Put the peppers in a clean, glass bottle. Fill with vinegar and screw the top on tightly. Store the pepper vinegar in a cool, dark place for at least a week before using.

Use as a condiment as desired.

***This pepper vinegar improves with age and can be renewed by periodically adding more vinegar to the bottle. It is not necessary to add more peppers.

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The Sound of Books
5:49 am
Wed August 3, 2011

Jazz Historian Ricky Riccardi's Acclaimed New Biography - "What A Wonderful World:The Magic Of Louis Armstrong's Later Years"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the widely acclaimed new biography by jazz archivist and historian Ricky Riccardi - "What A Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years"...

For more information on Ricky Riccardi's Friday, August 5, 2011 - 2 pm appearance at Maison - 508 Frenchmen Street - as a part of the 2011 Satchmo SummerFest - pleae click here .

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