Louisiana Eats!
5:11 pm
Wed May 11, 2011

Shadows on the Gulf & Holmes in the Quarter


1 pound red beans
1 pound smoked ham hock
1 onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic
1/2 stick margarine

Pick through the beans to remove any rocks. Wash beans and cover with water. Add onion, bell pepper, ham hock and garlic. Cook on slow fire until done, about 2 hours. Add salt, pepper, margarine and cook 5 minutes. Serve on rice with Louisiana hot sauce, French bread and butter.

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Education Matters
12:36 pm
Wed May 11, 2011

Superintendent Paul Pastorek Resigns

New Orleans, LA – State superintendent of education, Paul Pastorek's, last day on the job is May 13th. After four years serving in the top public education position in Louisiana, Pastorek surprised nearly everyone earlier in the week by announcing his resignation. WWNO producer, Angela Taylor, brings us the story.

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WWNO News Reports
7:38 pm
Tue May 10, 2011

Mississippi River Water To Affect Fish, Water Quality In Lake Pontchartrain

New Orleans, La. – The fresh water pouring into the saltwater estuaries is expected to push brown shrimp and fish out of the lake. But John Lopez of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation says the species will likely recover. The water quality is an immediate concern, because it contains nutrients that create alga blooms that will decay and consume too much oxygen.

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WWNO News Reports
6:15 pm
Tue May 10, 2011

Jindal Says 3 Million Acres Could Flood If Morganza Spillway Opens

New Orleans, La. – Governor Jindal says the Army Corps of Engineers continues to pinpoint which areas will flood if the Morganza Spillway is opened northwest of the capital. Some could be under 25 feet of water, but the levels are only estimates.

"We, again, strongly encourage residents: follow the guidance of your local elected officials. They will have detailed information on specific areas within particular parishes."

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Community Impact
5:21 pm
Tue May 10, 2011

Community Impact Series -- Just the Right Attitude

Originally run from its founder's garage, this group now serves thousands of meals each month.
Just the Right Attitude

New Orleans, La. –

Hal Chambers was doing well as a self-employed plumber in New Orleans. But as the recession put a chill on large building projects, business started drying up, and soon things got very bad for him.

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WWNO News Features
12:01 pm
Tue May 10, 2011

Libyan Couple Feels Trapped Away From Home

The Sound of Books
2:42 am
Tue May 10, 2011

The Reading Life 5/10/11

New Orleans, LA – This week on The Reading Life, we'll be looking for laughs with excerpts from the Southern Humor panel at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival featuring Dorothy Allison, Patricia Brady, Mark Childress, and James Wilcox.

WWNO News Reports
11:53 pm
Mon May 9, 2011

Flooding Expected After Morganza Spillway Opens

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Where Y'Eat
4:57 pm
Sat May 7, 2011

Tchaikovsky's birthday dish

New Orleans, LA – Did you know that today is composer Peter Tchaikovsky's birthday? He would have been 171 years old. If here were still here, I have a hunch that he'd be requesting his favorite Russian fish pie for dinner. Have you ever had Kulebiaka? Brought to Russia by French chefs after the War of 1812, this creamy pie features hard-boiled eggs, fish, mushrooms, and brioche or puff pastry. With wild catfish running, eggs laying, and mushrooms popping, why not celebrate Tchaikovsky's birthday with a Gulf Coast version of Kulebiaka?

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Jazz Fest Minutes
8:57 pm
Fri May 6, 2011

Great Singer/Songwriter Jesse Winchester Plays Jazz Fest Saturday May 7th

New Orleans – Great singer/songwriter Jesse Winchester plays Jazz Fest solo Saturday, May 7th...

To find out more about Jesse Winchester - please click here .

For more information about the 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival - please click here .

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