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Where Y'Eat
10:17 am
Sat January 2, 2010

Happy New Year

New Orleans, LA –

Hi, this is Richard McCarthy with the WWNO Farmers Market Minute

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Where Y'Eat
4:12 pm
Thu December 31, 2009

A Lucky Start on New Year's Day

New Orleans, LA –
Is it better to be lucky, or rich, and aren't the two sometimes closely related? Those are the questions locals must ponder when peering into the cooking pot on New Year's Day in a city where food traditions hold powerful sway.

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Community Impact
4:04 pm
Tue December 29, 2009

Good Work Network

New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Good Work Network Dec. 29, 2009

For Thomas Brown, the path to becoming a small business owner began at the top of a short ladder and at the butt of a hurtful prank. This was about two years ago, when the New Orleans native was working as a driver for a waste management company. After eight years on the job, he was hungry to advance, so he asked his supervisor for advice on how to move up. Here's how Brown remembers his supervisor's response:

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Where Y'Eat
9:39 am
Tue December 29, 2009

Red and Green for the Holidays

New Orleans, LA –

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Where Y'Eat
5:44 pm
Thu December 24, 2009

You Can Take It With You

The mighty muffuletta, wrapped and ready to travel
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, LA –

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Community Impact
4:03 pm
Wed December 23, 2009

Covenant House

New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Covenant House Gardens Dec. 8, 2009

Homeless young people and runaways learn lessons of survival on their own. But to transition to mainstream society, to get on the path to healthy adult lives, they need to develop different skills and have different experiences than what they knew on the streets.

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Community Impact
3:37 pm
Wed December 23, 2009

Rethinkers

Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools

New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, Dec. 22, 2009

With so many components of New Orleans public schools in flux these days, a group of students is bringing one more issue to the table: their own voices. These young people are part of the nonprofit group Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, and they're adding the perspectives, concerns and innovative ideas of actual students to the ongoing effort to recast a long-troubled school system. Their message is different, and so are these messengers.

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Community Impact
3:30 pm
Wed December 23, 2009

Lead Lab

Dr. Howard Mielke, President of Lead Lab

New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Lead Lab, Dec. 15, 2009

You can't see lead contamination in urban soils, but its impact on individuals and a community is indelible.

Dr. Howard Mielke is a research professor at the Tulane University and president of the nonprofit Lead Lab. He's been studying the issue for more than 30 years, and his early research on childhood lead poisoning in inner cities helped highlight the need to remove lead from gasoline. Here's Dr. Miekle:

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WWNO News Features
7:54 am
Wed December 23, 2009

Walter Isaacson's New Book "American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and the Heroes of a Hurricane"

New Orleans – Writer Walter Isaacson is a New Orleans native whose career has included a lengthy and prominent tenure at Time Magazine - and acclaimed biographies of Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. Walter Isaacson's latest book is "American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and the Heroes of a Hurricane." Walter Isaacson recently sat down with WWNO's Fred Kasten to talk about "American Sketches" - and his own path into a writing life...

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Arts & Culture
10:31 am
Fri December 18, 2009

Christmas in New Orleans Rekindles Warm Memories

New Orleans,La. – Public television producer Peggy Scott Laborde and John Magill, curator with The Historic New Orleans Collection, celebrate New Orleans' holiday traditions in their new book, Christmas in New Orleans, just out from Pelican Publishing Company. The authors will sign copies of their book on Sunday, December 20, 2009 ... 1pm, at Octavia Books, 513 Octavia Street.

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