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All Things N. O.
11:48 am
Thu May 5, 2011

All Things N.O. 5-5-11

New Orleans, LA – Angela Taylor investigates Young Audiences of Louisiana, Diane Mack takes a look at the Haitian cultural celebrate at Jazzfest, and poet Gian Smith discusses his involvement in with HBO's Treme.

Jack Hopke hosts WWNO's weekly news magazine.

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WWNO News Reports
9:50 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

Expert Warns Dead Zone Could Be 'Scary Large' This Year

New Orleans, La. – Dr. Nancy Rabalais is the executive director of the Louisiana University Marine Consortium. She's been studying the phenomenon known as dead zones of depleted oxygen in the Gulf. The hole blown in the levee near Wyatt, Missouri, means water will inundate farmland and avoid residential areas. But Rabalais says the water is flowing over farmland full of fertilizers containing nitrogen, which depletes oxygen levels, and will rejoin the river system and end up in the Gulf.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
6:23 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

Singer/Songwriter Lucinda Williams Plays Jazz Fest Thursday May 5th

New Orleans – Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams plays Jazz Fest Thursday May 5th...

To find out more about Lucinda Williams - please click here .

For more information about the 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival - please click here .

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Jazz Fest Minutes
5:58 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

Singer Clarence Bekker And The International Music Collective Playing For Change Play Jazz Fest Sunday May 8th

New Orleans – The Playing for Change band - including featured singer Clarence Bekker - come from all around the world to play Jazz Fest Sunday, May 8th...

To find out more about Clarence Bekker - and Playing for Change - please click here .

For more information about the 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
4:38 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

New Book From Chicago Tribune Music Critic Howard Reich - "Let Freedom Swing"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the new book from longtime Chicago Tribune and Downbeat critic Howard Reich - "Let Freedom Swing: Collected Writings on Jazz, Blues and Gospel"...

To find out more about Howard Reich - and "Let Freedom Swing" - please click here .

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Louisiana Eats!
3:56 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

NOLA Family Businesses

Bernie Joliet's Mamita & Papa making tamales in New Orleans' yesteryears.

How To Clean & Fry Soft Shell Crabs

With crab in one hand and kitchen shears in the other begin by removing the face about 1/2 inch, including the eye sockets and the mouth. Next turn the crab over and remove the apron.

Finally, remove the feathery gills from both sides of the crab by lifting up the pointed ends of the soft shell, pulling them away from the body and snipping them off. Make sure you cut through the fluid-filled sac right behind the face to prevent the popping that happens as they cook.

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WWNO News Reports
7:25 pm
Tue May 3, 2011

More Jobs Needed To Tackle Blight Problem

New Orleans, La. – Allison Plyer of the Community Data Center says other areas hit hard by blight, such as Detroit, haven't had the population drop that New Orleans endured after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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The Sound of Books
5:22 pm
Tue May 3, 2011

The Reading Life 5/3/11

New Orleans, LA – Tom Sancton talks about the stage adaptation of "Song for My Fathers," and Paul Willis previews the 9th Saints and Sinners Literary Festival.

Jazz Fest Minutes
9:57 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

Singer Cyndi Lauper Plays Jazz Fest Thursday May 5th

New Orleans – Singer Cyndi Lauper picked up a Grammy nomination for her 2010 "Memphis Blues" cd - and plays Jazz Fest - with special guest - harmonica great Charlie Musselwhite - Thursday, May 5th...

For more information on Cyndi Lauper and "Memphis Blues" - please click here .

To find out more about the 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival - please click here .

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WWNO News Reports
7:59 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

Jon Bon Jovi Visits Cafe Reconcile For White House Council

New Orleans, La. – Bon Jovi sat with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other officials with young people representing programs designed to help them get through tough circumstances. Several stories at the meeting held at Caf Reconcile involved drugs and crime. Bon Jovi said afterwards that their troubles can be lifted with a group effort.

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