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StoryCorps N.O.
12:42 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

StoryCorps: Neil and Lauren Best Shapiro

Lauren Best Shapiro (l) and Neil Shapiro

Neil Shapiro's family roots are entwined with the city of New Orleans back to the 1700s. His grandmother could trace her family that far back in the city's history. He's continuing in the antique business his grandparents began in 1899, when goods were bought and sold within the city. That began to change in the 1930s, when European imports started appearing in stores, while local treasures were handed down within families.

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WWNO News Features
12:22 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

Jed Horne's Katrina Classic "Breach of Faith" - Part 2

New Orleans – Nearly five years - and scores of books into the history of Katrina - Jed Horne's "Breach of Faith" remains one of the best sources for getting a basic understanding of the experience of the storm - and its impact on New Orleans. Here's part-2 of Fred Kasten's July 2006 profile - with Jed Horne - of "Breach of Faith"...

For more information on Jed Horne - or "Breach of Faith" - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
12:09 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

Dave Eggers National Bestseller Katrina Story "Zeitoun"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - Dave Eggers widely acclaimed national bestseller detailing the Katrina ordeal of a well-known New Orleans painting contractor and his family - "Zeitoun"...

For more information on Dave Eggers - and "Zeitoun" - please click here .

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WWNO News Features
2:31 pm
Tue August 24, 2010

Jed Horne's Katrina Classic "Breach of Faith"

New Orleans – Nearly five years - and scores of books - into the history of Katrina - Jed Horne's "Breach of Faith" remains one of the best sources for getting a basic understanding of the storm - and its impact on New Orleans. Here's part-1 of Fred Kasten's July 2006 profile - with Jed Horne - of "Breach of Faith"...

For more information about Jed Horne - and "Breach of Faith" - please click here .

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WWNO News Features
3:24 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Levees.org Dedicates Historic Plaque At Site of 17th Street Canal Breach

New Orleans – Levees.org's dedication this morning of an historic plaque at the site of the 17th Street Canal breach following Katrina is the most recent manifestation of founder Sandy Rosenthal's on-going intentions for the organization - to tell the real story of the Katrina levee failures - and what needs to be done to prevent a repeat of them - as WWNO's Fred Kasten discovered in this profile of Sandy Rosenthal from August 2009...

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WWNO News Features
1:16 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Tom Piazza's Book-Length Essay "Why New Orleans Matters"

New Orleans – The failure of the federal levees that put 80 percent of New Orleans under water after Katrina blew over the city - was followed in rapid succession by the government's disastrous response to the flood - and a parade of elected officials - including then Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert - questioning the value of New Orleans - and the wisdom of rebuilding it. Those were the circumstances in which writer Tom Piazza felt called to action in early September, 2005...

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Where Y'Eat
1:06 pm
Sat August 21, 2010

Florida Water

New Orleans, LA –

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Where Y'Eat
5:42 pm
Thu August 19, 2010

The Tamales of Today

New Orleans, LA – In much the same way that their red flavor burns your lips, their wet grease stains your fingers and their bomb-drop weight rests on your belly, the memories of New Orleans hot tamales have a way of sticking around too.

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WWNO News Features
5:22 pm
Thu August 19, 2010

Harry Shearer's "The Big Uneasy"

The Big Uneasy

New Orleans, LA – Humorist Harry Shearer is best known for his work on "The Simpsons" as the voice of Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, and others. He can be heard Sunday evenings at 8pm on WWNO, hosting his radio program "Le Show."

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All Things N. O.
3:35 pm
Thu August 19, 2010

All Things N.O. 8-19-10

New Orleans, LA – Jack Hopke hosts WWNO's weekly news magazine.

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