New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
12:00 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

NOCCA Commemorates 40th Anniversary At Jazz Fest's Cultural Exchange Pavilion

Alumni Brandon "BMike" Odums painted murals at the festival.
Thomas Walsh WWNO

As part of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts 40th anniversary celebration, the school was invited to the Jazz Fest Cultural Exchange Pavilion, a stage that hosts cultural institutions that have shaped Louisiana.

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NOLA Life Stories
5:00 am
Thu May 7, 2015

NOLA Life Stories: Angela Hill's Path To The Anchor Chair

After being hired in the spring of 1975, Angela Hill was quickly promoted to co-anchor of the news at local television station WWL.
Credit WWL-TV

For over 38 years, Angela Hill served as anchor for the most popular news channel in New Orleans, WWL-TV. She got her start, however, in smaller market stations in Texas in the early 1970's. At that time, having the news delivered by a solitary male anchor was still the industry model, but that was about to change. 

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Listening Post NOLA
3:57 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

Listening Post Question Of The Week: How Do You Manage Child Care?

Daycares can be expensive and hard to get into. What's a parent to do?
Laine Kaplan-Levenson

If you have young children or have friends with young children in New Orleans, chances are you know about the struggle to find quality daycare/after school care.

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Arts & Culture
12:58 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

The Music Box Roving Village, By New Orleans Airlift, Takes Flights Of Fancy In City Park

New Orleans Airlift has its Roving Village in City Park through Sunday.

For immersive music and sound experiences, New Orleans offers any number of clubs and festivals. There’s also The Music Box. It’s a collection of eccentric little houses, each one a sort of musical instrument.

This roving village will be at its City Park installation through Sunday, May 10 (this Mother's Day weekend) with performances conducted by Arto Lindsay the evenings of May 8 and 9. It’s the creation of art collective New Orleans Airlift.

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Inside the Arts
9:53 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Inside The Arts: Bringing Eric Waters Home, Robin Hood Transforms Sculpture Garden, Limón Dance

Credit Eric Waters

This week on Inside the Arts, internationally acclaimed photographer Eric Waters continues his effort to return to New Orleans. Waters, known for documenting the city's jazz musicians and African American culture, lost his home and the majority of his life's work to Hurricane Katrina. He currently lives in Atlanta.  A benefit spearheaded by guitarist Detroit Brooks brings a who's who list of artists together to return Waters home.

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8:30 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Mandeville Market Builds Community

The Mandeville Trailhead has hosted the community market for the past 13 years.
Credit Tegan Wendland / WWNO

Every week in Old Mandeville, the gray stucco train depot comes alive for the Mandeville Trailhead Community Market. Sponsored by the city, it saw about 24,000 visitors last year and hosts about 60 vendors every Saturday.

The market is a place to buy local crafts, soap, honey, baked goods and plants. Plus, it provides many with companionship and community.

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Latest News
7:59 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Katrina Flooding Hearing Set In New Orleans

A closed-door hearing will be held today in federal court over Hurricane Katrina flooding damage. It’s become a controversy in the nation’s capital.

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6:27 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Sculpture Getting New Home In City Park

The Wave, created by Lynda Benglis for the 1984 World Exposition in Orleans, is finding a new home in City Park.
Credit NolaVie

Sometimes, just sometimes, communities can actually get together to do something that transcends politics.

The greater New Orleans area will soon see such an event. Through a collaboration of the City of Kenner, New Orleans City Park and the folks at the Helis Foundation, the public good is going to be served in the most artistic of ways: with the installation of a very special, long-missing bronze sculpture. Created for the 1984 World's Fair in New Orleans, The Wave is getting a new home in City Park.

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The Reading Life
1:58 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

The Reading Life With Greg Iles And Felice Picano

This week on The Reading Life: Bestselling novelist Greg Iles is back to tell us about The Bone Tree, the epic second novel in the trilogy that began with last year’s Natchez Burning. And we’ll hear from memoirist Felice Picano about his charming book, Nights at Rizzoli.

**Lagniappe Audio**

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Community Impact
6:29 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Edible Schoolyard Teaches Seed To Table

Edward McKinnis and Jeremiah Marshall set the table in their teaching kitchen for a communal meal.
Eve Abrams WWNO

Edible Schoolyard New Orleans works to empower generations of New Orleans children to build and maintain healthy relationships with food, the natural world, themselves and their community.

Stefin Pasternak, is the lead chef educator at Samuel L Green Charter School, home of one of Edible Schoolyard’s two teaching kitchens, and one of their five school gardens. He directs two students to set the table for a communal meal.

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