New Orleans, La. – Mayor Ray Nagin is in the final months of the two-term limit set for the office. Democrat and Republican candidates to be his replacement will face off in a primary February 6th, with the runoff a month later. Qualifying for the post is set for Wednesday through Friday of this week. So far about 10 people have announced intentions to run. City Council seats will also be on the ballot, along with the first citywide assessor for New Orleans and the sheriff. For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming
New Orleans, LA – Naked Pizza, A New Orleans business is set to go national. Eric Eagan has the story.
NEW ORLEANS HAS MADE ITS SHARE OF MAGAZINE COVERS SINCE HURRICANE KATRINA, BUT THE MOST INTERESTING MAY BE THE AUGUST 2009 COVER OF ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE. IN THE ACCOMPANYING ARTICLE, NEW ORLEANS WAS CALLED "A HIVE OF ENTREPRENEURIAL INITIATIVE" AND A "MECCA" FOR STARTUPS. SURPRISING FOR A CITY WHOSE ECONOMY STILL RELIES HEAVILY ON TOURISM AND INDUSTRY.
New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: United Houma Nation Dec. 1, 2009
Dana Solet is a 21-year-old Louisiana State University student, majoring in communications. Her passion, however, is history, particularly the history of her family and the elders of the United Houma Nation, the Indian tribe of which she is part. That's why, as often as she can, she travels from campus life in Baton Rouge back to her hometown, the tiny bayou village of Dulac. She comes back to listen and to learn.
New Orleans, LA – Alison Plyer of the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center talks with WWNO about the latest research on rental costs in NOLA and population research. Learn more about the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center
New Orleans, La. – New Orleans veteran actor Bob Edes, Jr. takes on 35 roles in Doug Wright's Pulitzer Prize winner - I Am My Own Wife. The play is based on the true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, Germany's most celebrated transvestite, who outsmarted both the Nazi's and communists.
New Orleans – He lived modestly - kept to himself - had few relatives and no close friends - yet when New Orleans native John T. Mendes died in 1965 - he left behind a rich legacy of over 600 remarkable photographs of the people and places of the Crescent City in the early years of the 20th century. Those photographs are now spotlighted in a new book from UNO Press - and exhibition at the Historic New Orleans Collection. WWNO's Fred Kasten has more...