New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu is calling it the "Fight the Blight" plan. It's coordinated around a five-block radius of schools, playgrounds, and high-traffic commercial corridors in each district.
New Orleans, LA – Last week we heard the story of Noah Fischer and his mother's struggles to get her special need's son a public education in New Orleans. This week, in the second of a two-part story, Angela Taylor reports on what the State of Louisiana and the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools responses are to this issue.
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New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - Loyola Environmental Law professor and EPA Associate Administrator Rob Verchick's new book "Facing Catastrophe: Environmental Action for a Post-Katrina World"...
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New Orleans – In this edition of The Reading Life, host Susan Larson talks with National Book Award winner Tim O'Brien and Randy Fertel, scholar of war literature. We also hear Fred Kasten's Sound of Books interview with Julia Glass, and a poem by Mona Lisa Saloy.
New Orleans – Here's another installment in our new series of audio essays - "Louisiana Moments" - with Ronnie Virgets. This time it's weather - and what seems to be our growing obsession with it - that has Ronnie's attention...
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