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Where Y'Eat
4:44 pm
Thu May 12, 2011

A Portable Po-Boy Legacy

The Bakery, an old Gentilly neighborhood joint, lives on as Koz's, now in Lakeview and Harahan.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. – One of the stereotypes we endure as New Orlenanians is our dogged resistance to change. Somehow, this is supposed to be a bad thing. But when you have such rich traditions and cultural touchstones that are so particular to a place, well, why would anyone be in big rush to change them?

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WWNO News Features
12:58 pm
Thu May 12, 2011

Louisiana Cultural Vistas: Spring 2011

New Orleans, LA – Dr. Michael Sartisky and a panel of contributors discuss the latest edition of Louisiana Cultural Vistas with WWNO's Paul Maassen.

All Things N. O.
12:47 pm
Thu May 12, 2011

All Things N.O. 5-12-11

New Orleans, LA – Paul Pastorek abruptly resigns from the Recovery School District, a Libyan family watches their homeland slip into turmoil from abroad, and the spring issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas goes to print.

Jack Hopke hosts WWNO's weekly news magazine.

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Arts & Culture
12:36 pm
Thu May 12, 2011

Corella Ballet and HMS Pinafore at Mahalia Jackson Theater

New Orleans, La. – Spain's only classical ballet company makes it's Crescent City debut this weekend. And, acclaimed soprano and native New Orleanian Sarah Jane McMahon joins the LPO in a semi-staged production of H.M.S. Pinafore. We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek.

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WWNO News Reports
8:23 pm
Wed May 11, 2011

Governor Jindal Says Morganza Spillway Could Open This Weekend

New Orleans, La. – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal says the Army Corps is waiting for the rising water to hit a pressure level that the levees can't handle.

"It now looks like they will reach that trigger. It is likely we'll get that decision from the Corps sometime between Saturday and Tuesday."

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WWNO News Reports
6:48 pm
Wed May 11, 2011

Jindal Says Even Without More Rain, Louisiana Will Flood

New Orleans, La. – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is advising residents to be prepared for a flood.

"Unfortunately for us, there's enough water in this system, even if we don't get additional rain, there's enough water in this system, we know that there are areas of Louisiana that are going to be flooded."

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The Sound of Books
6:04 pm
Wed May 11, 2011

New Novel From Acclaimed Writer And Filmmaker John Sayles - "A Moment In The Sun"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the new novel from acclaimed writer and filmmaker John Sayles - "A Moment in the Sun"...

For more information about John Sayles - "A Moment in the Sun" - and the signing at Octavia Books on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - please click here .

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Louisiana Eats!
5:11 pm
Wed May 11, 2011

Shadows on the Gulf & Holmes in the Quarter

BUSTER HOLMES' WORLD FAMOUS RED BEANS & RICE

1 pound red beans
1 pound smoked ham hock
1 onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic
1/2 stick margarine

Pick through the beans to remove any rocks. Wash beans and cover with water. Add onion, bell pepper, ham hock and garlic. Cook on slow fire until done, about 2 hours. Add salt, pepper, margarine and cook 5 minutes. Serve on rice with Louisiana hot sauce, French bread and butter.

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Education Matters
12:36 pm
Wed May 11, 2011

Superintendent Paul Pastorek Resigns

New Orleans, LA – State superintendent of education, Paul Pastorek's, last day on the job is May 13th. After four years serving in the top public education position in Louisiana, Pastorek surprised nearly everyone earlier in the week by announcing his resignation. WWNO producer, Angela Taylor, brings us the story.

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WWNO News Reports
7:38 pm
Tue May 10, 2011

Mississippi River Water To Affect Fish, Water Quality In Lake Pontchartrain

New Orleans, La. – The fresh water pouring into the saltwater estuaries is expected to push brown shrimp and fish out of the lake. But John Lopez of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation says the species will likely recover. The water quality is an immediate concern, because it contains nutrients that create alga blooms that will decay and consume too much oxygen.

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