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Wednesday, June 15 is WWNO Day at Whole Foods in metro New Orleans!

Whole Foods Market will donate 1% of net sales at all of its metro New Orleans stores to WWNO. Listeners can provide valuable support for the station by shopping at ANY of the four Whole Foods Market stores in the region:

15-year-old Jewel Williams, in Sunny Summer's third period English class at Sci High.
Cheryl Gerber / Unprisoned

Over the last forty years, as incarceration has surged across the nation, so has the number of children with a family member in prison. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the number of young people with a father in prison rose 500 percent between 1980 and 2000.


Drummer Boyanna Trayanova And The Rhythm Of The Balkans

Jun 8, 2016
Just another day at the office for Boyanna Trayanova.
Kelley Crawford / Nolavie

In a city full of musicians, Boyanna Trayanova stands out. Offbeat Magazine has called her the best ska drummer in city, but she's just as likely to play traditional jazz, blues, or music from her Bulgarian homeland. She spoke with Kelley Crawford for NolaVie's series, Artists in Their Own Words

Photo Credit: Kevin O'Mara

This week on Inside the Arts, festivals are everywhere. The French Market District is ripe and ready for its 30th celebration of the Creole tomato. 

This week on The Reading Life:  Rich Cohen, author of The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones. And Susan kicks off beach book season with Terry McMillan's I Almost Forgot about You.

Courtesy of The First 72+

The First 72+ seeks to stop the cycle of incarceration by fostering independence and self-sustainability.

 

Imagine you've just spent years, maybe decades, incarcerated. You’ve paid your debt to society, and upon release, you're given a bus ticket and $10. But, that’s not $10 cash. It’s a $10 check that you can’t immediately cash because more than likely you don’t have a social security card, a state ID, a bank account, transportation, or family to help you out.

 

Mission outreach coordinator Daniel Watts hands out snacks for homeless still living under the Pontchartrain Expressway recently cleared to make way for more downtown parking.
Eileen Fleming / WWNO

  

As New Orleans makes way for more downtown parking, police and health workers conducted another sweep under the Pontchartrain Expressway in March of homeless people living in makeshift encampments of tents and bedding.  Eileen Fleming has this report on where they went, how they’re adapting and what the city is planning.

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: CSI: London, the Trump University Alma Mater, We're Not #1, News of the Godly, The Apologies of the Week, What the Frack?, News of the Warm, Our Freedom-Loving Friends, and more!

This Continuum presents music by the 15th century French composer, Johannes Ciconia. Beside composing music he was also a music theorist of the late Middle Ages. He was born in Liège, but worked most of his adult life in Italy, particularly in the service of the papal chapel(s) and at Padua cathedral. The Chansonnier Cordiforme dates from the 1470s and is a heart-shaped manuscript containing 43 songs of Dufay, Binchois, Ockeghem, Busnoys and others including several unica.

Louisiana has taken the national lead in protecting police, firefighters and emergency responders under hate crime laws. One national youth civil rights group is now working on making sure other states don’t take that same step.

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