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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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Where Y'Eat
4:55 pm
Sat April 30, 2011

Mayhaw!

New Orleans, LA – Sweden may boast about its red lingonberries; and Michigan has its red cranberries. But, here in the Gulf Coast, soggy bottom forests produce a most unusual red berry called the Mayhaw. Its name corresponds with the time of year its trees bear fruit: May. Closely related to the Hawthorn, this prickly member of the rose family produces a red berry coveted by jelly makers and sauciers from Houston to Mobile. Pirogue is often the vehicle of choice for mayhaw expeditions to these compact shrubby trees that often reside in swamp terrain.

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WWNO Commentary
12:00 am
Sat April 30, 2011

Can't We All Just Get Along?

Dr. Andre Perry

New Orleans, LA – Andre Perry discusses the relationship between universities and K-12 school reformers.

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WWNO News Reports
7:44 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

Mayor Landrieu Recounts Progress And Challenges in State of the City Address

New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu has named former New Orleans City Councilman James Carter as the newly created Criminal Justice Commissioner. He says Carter will coordinate efforts of the criminal justice system in a new war room established to combat the murder rate.
Landrieu says the city is making strides in overhauling the police department, streamlining the budget and clearing away blighted buildings. He's calling on the entire city to get involved.

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WWNO Arts Features
4:46 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

Sync-Up conference 2011

New Orleans, LA – One of the new and growing additions to Jazzfest in recent years has been the Sync-Up Conference. WWNO's Paul Maassen talked with Jazz and Heritage Foundation Director of Programs and Marketing, Scott Aiges, and asked him about the conference.
The Sync-Up conference takes place Friday and Saturday mornings of both Jazzfest weekends. It's free but registration is required. More at Sync Up conference dot com

 

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Jazz Fest Minutes
1:39 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

Great New Orleans Trumpeter Nicholas Payton Brings All-Star SeXXXtet to Jazz Fest Saturday May 7th

New Orleans – Great New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton brings his all-star SeXXXtet to Jazz Fest Saturday, May 7th...

To find out about Nicholas Payton's late-nite show at Le Petit Theater - with DJ Soul Sister - please click here .

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Jazz Fest Minutes
1:23 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

High Energy Newgrass Band The Avett Brothers Play Jazz Fest Friday April 29th

New Orleans – The Avett Brothers bring a high enery, fresh take to Bluegrass - and add a cataloge of top-notch new songs. They play Jazz Fest Friday, April 29th...

To find out more about the Avett Brothers - please click here .

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