WWNO News Reports
9:44 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Corps Pressed For More Dredging Of Swollen Mississippi River

New Orleans, La. – The president of the Associated Branch Pilots says new restrictions are starting tomorrow limiting the depth of vessels from 45 feet to 43 feet below the surface. That means lighter cargo and lost income to maritime interests. Captain Mike Lorino joined a panel of lawmakers and business leaders at the Port of New Orleans calling on the Corps to step up the dredging work.

"They have left the Mississippi River - the greatest waterway in the world - open to disaster."

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Louisiana Eats!
6:52 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Shrimp & Starters

At Ancora Pizzera & Salumeria, Jeff Talbot uses a starter: a stable culture of bacteria and yeast present in a mixture of flour and water.

Peach and Blueberry Crumble

Serves 6

1/3 cup pecans, almonds or walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

2 cups peeled and sliced peaches
1 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon flour
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

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The Sound of Books
3:50 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Critically Acclaimed Author Sara Gran Launches New Detective Series With New Orleans-Set Novel - "Claire Dewitt And The City Of The Dead"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the new novel by critically acclaimed author Sara Gran - "Claire Dewitt and the City of the Dead"...

To find out more about Sara Gran - please click here .

To learn more about Sara Gran's reading and signing at 5:30 pm on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at the Garden District Book Shop - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
12:55 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

The Reading Life 6/7/11

New Orleans, LA – This Week on The Reading Life with Susan Larson,novelist Sara Gran, author of the new mystery, Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, is this week's guest. Next, enjoy a Fred Kasten interview with Howard Reich, author of Let Freedom Swing: Collected Writings on Jazz, Blues and Gospel. Susan closes with a compelling review on Ann Patchett's new novel, State of Wonder, and her picks for summer books.

WWNO News Reports
9:57 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Warren Buffett Speaks To Small-Business Program Graduates in New Orleans

New Orleans, La. – The 30 graduates own small businesses that include pest control, martial arts, shoe sales, construction and demolition. They received business, legal and planning advice through a nationwide program to distribute $500 million dollars from the investment bank Goldman Sachs. Buffett says his investment firm has bought many companies that started with only a few hundreds dollars.

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WWNO News Features
8:24 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

National Volunteer Conference Highlighting New Orleans Experience

Molly Butler thanks St. Bernard Project volunteers for rebuilding the home she lost after Hurricane Katrina.
Eileen Fleming

New Orleans, La. – The White House is sending Surgeon General Regina Benjamin and Joshua DuBois, executive director of the administration's Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. It's convened by the Points of Light Institute formed more than 20 years ago by former President George H.W. Bush. Institute Chief Executive Officer Michelle Nunn says New Orleans has a lot to offer the organization.

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Where Y'Eat
5:05 pm
Sat June 4, 2011


WWNO News Reports
8:47 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

Mayor Landrieu Names Task Force To End Homelessness

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WWNO News Features
5:44 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

"The Threads of Memory" at the HNOC

New Orleans, LA – The Historic New Orleans Collection is currently hosting an exhibit called "The Threads of Memory." Included within the exhibit are a series of images and documents that unravel the 300 year old link between Spain and the United States. WWNO's Paul Maassen recently spoke with the HNOC's director of museum programs, John Lawrence.

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Arts & Culture
12:17 pm
Thu June 2, 2011

Leslie Castay...Unscripted

New Orleans, La. – Local Broadway star Leslie Castay turns up the charm with her remounted and expanded cabaret show...Unscripted. Two shows only, June 3rd and 4th at Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Avenue, 8PM.

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