New Orleans, LA – GNO, Inc. is a regional economic development agency serving the greater New Orleans region. President & CEO Michael Hecht recently visited with WWNO's Paul Maassen to discuss the company's efforts to promote sustainable opportunities in southeastern Louisiana.
New Orleans, La. – Internationally acclaimed chanteuse, Karen Akers, returns to Le Chat Noir with a special program of songs from her Cole Porter, Rogers and Hart and upcoming Sondheim shows. Performances Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday night at 6. Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Avenue.
New Orleans, LA – Zoe Sullivan reports on the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides, Eve Abrams speaks with residents of the Batture for their opinion on the rising Mississippi, and Ronnie Virgets shares a humorous story about his single-day career as a salesman.
New Orleans, La. – Gates told thousands of Rotary members at the Convention Center that the fight to eradicate polio worldwide is 99 percent complete.
"This last one percent will be the longest, hardest one percent. It will require more work and commitment than ever before."
Rotary clubs around the world have been struggling to wipe out polio through vaccinations since 1985. Gates is now spearheading the effort through the Bill and Melinda Gats Foundation, calling it his top priority.
New Orleans, LA – Booksellers Donna Allen, Judith Lafitte, and Britton Trice offer their picks for beach reading. Poet Kelly Harris reads her work, and novelist Clarence Nero invites listeners to the first Bayou Soul Writers' Conference.