New Orleans, LA – As the New Orleans Museum of Art celebrates its 100th anniversary its new director, Susan Taylor, celebrates her one year anniversary at the helm following long-time director, John Bullard. WWNO's Paul Maassen recently spoke with Taylor about her first year at NOMA and her plans for the future.
New Orleans, LA – Eve Abrams examines pop-up restaurants, Sharon Litwin profiles the workers behind a charitable garden in Central City, and the new director of NOMA discusses her first year as its leader.
Jack Hopke is your host for WWNO's weekly news magazine.
New Orleans, La. – If you find yourself at a festival this weekend that features an orange peeling contest one day and a shrimp peeling contest the next, you know you must be in Plaquemines Parish. Specifically, that would be the Plaquemines Parish Fair and Orange Festival, where locals gather to party and to celebrate the harvests of this exceptionally productive parish.
A crowd mills at Demo Day for the technology incubator TechStars in Seattle, where a group of startups presented their pitches to investors. Marketing firm Bluebox Now pitched their product at Demo Day, but faces tough decisions about their future.
Launching a new company is never easy. But in the beginning, the founders of Web-based marketing firm Bluebox Now felt they were on track. The Seattle startup lined up a large paying customer, had a lot of other great leads and was reasonably confident it would get a sizable amount of outside funding. A lot has happened since then.
New Orleans, LA – This week on The Reading Life: Poet Benjamin Morris, interviewed during the final week of his residency at A Studio in the Woods, and Fred Kasten's interview with David Gessner, author of "The Tarball Chronicles: A Journey Beyond the Oiled Pelican and Into the Heart of the Gulf Oil Spill."
Darcy McKinnon works for FirstLine Schools, a network of New Orleans public charter schools. Her job is to help middle school students pick the right high school among the myriad new options in the fast-changing local education landscape and to make a successful transition when they do.