The Sound of Books
6:12 pm
Wed April 6, 2011

Widely Heralded First Novel From USC History Professor Deborah Harkness - "A Discovery of Witches"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the widely heralded first novel from USC history professor-turned-fiction-writer Deborah Harkness - "A Discovery of Witches"...

To find out more about Deborah Harkness and "A Discovery of Witches" - please click here .

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Louisiana Eats!
5:40 pm
Wed April 6, 2011

Besh & The Boys

New Orleans native, Chef John Besh

Crawfish Etouffee (Serves 4)

1 lb. crawfish tails
1 Stick butter (8 oz)
1 Bunch green onions, thinly sliced
1 Clove garlic
3 Tablespoons tomato paste
1 Cup of water to rinse out crawfis tail bags
1 Teaspoon thyme
2 Bay leaves
1/4 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 turns of the peppermill
Scant 1/2 Teaspoon salt

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Community Impact
3:58 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

Community Impact Series -- Crescent City Supported Fisheries

Clara Gerica (right) shares some seafood tips, and stories, at the Crescent City Farmers Market.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –
Clara Gerica and her family are familiar faces at the Crescent City Farmers Market, where they sell shrimp, finfish and soft shell crabs so fresh that sometimes the creatures are still moving in their ice-packed trays at her booth. Clara's husband Pete catches all of this in local waters, usually in Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne. It's their livelihood, and also their way of life.

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:53 pm
Mon April 4, 2011

Hearings Set This Week On Failed Blowout Preventer

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WWNO News Reports
1:11 pm
Mon April 4, 2011

United Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing In New Orleans

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The Sound of Books
5:14 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

The Reading Life 3/29/11

Jason Berry

New Orleans, LA – Susan talks with nonfiction writer, journalist and novelist Jason Berry about his play, Earl Long in Purgatory, that has just been published as a book. Also featured is an interview with poet Dede Wilson, who will read from her book, Eliza: The New Orleans Years.

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WWNO News Reports
2:49 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

Ex-NOPD Officers Sentenced In Glover Case

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The Sound of Books
5:21 pm
Wed March 30, 2011

The Reading Life 3/22/11

New Orleans, LA – This week The Reading Life celebrates the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in an interview with filmmaker/actor/writer John Waters, who wrote the introduction to Williams' Memoirs. Also featured is Fred Kasten's interview with Josh Russell and performances by poet Delia Tomino Nakayama and musician Peter Nu.

Gulf Oil Spill
7:55 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

BP Loses Laptop With Information of Thousands of Claimants

New Orleans, La. – BP says the laptop was lost March 1st. It started sending notices this week to those affected. The laptop requires a password, but the information itself is not encrypted. It includes a person's name, birthday and Social Security number. The claims were filed before the process was taken over in August by the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. BP says there's no evidence the information has been misused, and it's offering free credit monitoring.
For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming.

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WWNO News Features
5:10 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

UNO Unveils Its Students First Program

Senator David Vitter

New Orleans, LA – The University of New Orleans unveiled its Students First initiative today, with various campus upgrades provided by more than $2.2 million in federal hurricane recovery funds. These upgrades include a new campus wireless internet system and technological upgrades for the colleges. The event was attended by many, including U.S. Congressman Cedric Richmond and Senator David Vitter, who shared his thoughts on the project with WWNO.