Education Matters
11:36 am
Thu February 24, 2011

Abramson Science & Technology Charter School

New Orleans, LA – In an effort to highlight the success and innovation happening in local public schools, WWNO has initiated a series of profiles on them. In our first installment, producer Angela Taylor brings us an inside look at Abramson Science and Technology Charter School.

We invite your comments for future ideas and reports:

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Arts & Culture
10:14 am
Thu February 24, 2011

Symphony Chorus of New Orleans Hosts SOUL

New Orleans, La. – Vocal music from around the globe comes alive as Singers of United Lands - SOUL - perform in concert with the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans. The performance is Friday, February 25th at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Avenue - 7:30pm.

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Gulf Oil Spill
6:59 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

Oil Remains In Wetlands After Barataria Bay cleanup

New Orleans, La. – Mayors on Landrieu's tour on a hot June afternoon watched as scores of boats attacked the spill in the hardest-hit area of wetlands. Miles of white and orange boom outlined the craggy shoreline, some parts coated in oil.
Now, the boom is gone. So are the shoreline clean-up crews. But the oil's still there. It quickly seeps onto shoes in only a few steps on the dying grass.

Those cannon sounds are made by propane guns to keep birds from landing in the sludge.

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Louisiana Eats!
4:43 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

Stories of Struggles & Success

Dr. Jessica Harris' new book, High on the Hog

Breakfast Rice and Eggs

1 Cup of Rice
2 Cups of Water or Stock
1/2 teaspoon salt (if desired)
1 tablespoon butter (if desired)
1 Egg for each cup of rice

Prepare rice:
1. Bring the water to a boil.
2. Add the rice, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of butter, stir once.
3. Cover the pot and return the water to a boil.
4. Immediately turn the stove down to simmer and cook about 15-20 minutes.

Rice is usually done when the water is completely absorbed.

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The Sound of Books
2:09 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

New Book From Atlanta Journalist and Author Rebecca Burns, "Burial for a King: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Funeral and the Week That Transformed Atlanta and Rocked the World"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the new book by Atlanta author and journalist Rebecca Burns - "Burial for a King: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Funeral and the Week That Transformed Atlanta and Rocked the World"...

To find out more about Rebecca Burns and "Burial for a King"- please click here .

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Where Y'Eat
2:43 am
Wed February 23, 2011

Trend and Tradition in New Orleans

Pompano with crab meat and butter, a Creole classic at Galatoire's Restaurant.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –

It wasn't so long ago that discussions about dinner in New Orleans tended to focus not on what in the world to eat but on where in the city to get it.

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The Sound of Books
10:24 pm
Tue February 22, 2011

The Reading Life 2/22/11

New Orleans, LA – This week, the program features New Orleans' own Ian McNulty, food writer and author of the new Louisiana Rambles: Exploring America's Cajun and Creole Heartland. Fred Kasten's Sound of Books interview highlights Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, and David Rowe joins the program to read a poem.

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WWNO News Features
10:22 am
Tue February 22, 2011

New Orleanians' Spending Impacts Region

New Orleans, Louisiana – The economy of Southeast Louisiana was rattled by last year's oil disaster, and it's not just the fishing and oil industries feeling the economic pinch. As money stops flowing into the businesses most directly impacted by the spill, economic hardship filters into some unexpected places. Eve Abrams learned that how New Orleanians spend -- or don't spend -- their money has a big effect on the regional economy.

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Gulf Oil Spill
7:18 pm
Mon February 21, 2011

Researcher Finds Oil Coating Gulf Floor At BP's Well

New Orleans, La. – Marine scientist Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia says samples her team recovered from the Gulf floor are unique because they were taken before and after the well blowout. She traveled down to the seafloor around the Macondo well in December in a submersible vessel called the Alvin. She searched for creatures she'd seen before the spill, including the worm-like sea cucumber.

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Where Y'Eat
1:53 pm
Sat February 19, 2011

Winter farmers markets