WWNO News Reports
10:59 pm
Tue December 7, 2010

Drew Brees Announces Winners Of High School Entrepreneur Contest

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The Sound of Books
3:17 pm
Tue December 7, 2010

The Reading Life 12/07/10

Tim O'Brien

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.

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WWNO News Features
2:33 pm
Mon December 6, 2010

"Weather Wimps" - from WWNO's New Series of Audio Essays: "Louisiana Moments" - with Ronnie Virgets

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...

To find out more about Ronnie Virgets - and what he's up to these days - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
1:58 pm
Mon December 6, 2010

Barry Gifford's Acclaimed "Sailor and Lula" Series Now Available in "Complete Novels" Edition

New Orleans – Barry Gifford's first novel in his "Sailor and Lula" series - "Wild at Heart" - became a bestseller - and the basis of a hit film by David Lynch. Now all seven of Barry Gifford's novels and novellas in the series are available as "Sailor and Lula: the Complete Novels."

For more information on "Sailor and Lula: the Complete Novels" - please click here .

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WWNO News Reports
9:14 pm
Sat December 4, 2010

National Urban League Selects New Orleans For 2012 Conference

New Orleans, La. – Former New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial - now President of the National Urban League - was back at City Hall to make the announcement.

"We are just certainly honored to be able to be a part of showcasing the new direction the strong efforts to rebuild the city, but also to highlight all of the important unfinished work that has to be done in post-Katrina."

Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the conference will focus national attention on the city, as well as attract money.

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WWNO News Reports
2:47 pm
Fri December 3, 2010

Homes Citywide Open For Art Tours And Sales

wwno – The Creative Alliance of New Orleans is offering a citywide venue for purchasing original works of art directly from the artists. Spokeswoman April Posch (posh) says people on the self-guided tours will also get a chance to see displays of residents' private collections.

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WWNO Commentary
12:03 am
Fri December 3, 2010

The Blessings and Sins of Declining Catholic School Enrollment

Dr. Andre Perry

New Orleans, LA – Andre Perry discusses the impact of declining Catholic school enrollment on the public school system in New Orleans.

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StoryCorps N.O.
6:43 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

StoryCorps: Tara Ooms

Tara Oooms (l) and Kevin Ooms

Tara Ooms of Covington talks with her father, Kevin Ooms of Cedar Lake, Indiana, about his life as a steel-mill worker and devoted family man. He never got a higher education, but he says his 38 years at the mill as a worker and later in management paid for the education she used to become a veterinarian.

Tara and her sister both followed in their father's footsteps in working a job he once did as a youth. In this conversation recorded April 5th, she talks about his early years, and what he's most enjoyed about his family legacy.

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WWNO News Features
5:45 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

WWOZ Celebrates 30th Anniversary

New Orleans, LA – Listener-supported radio icon WWOZ makes thirty the first weekend of December. Paul Maassen sat down with the station's general manager to commemorate the milestone.

Beginning at 12pm this coming Saturday, December 4th, WWOZ will celebrate its anniversary with a second line parade on the corner of Elysian Fields and Decatur. A concert will follow at Tipitina's later in the evening. More information is available on WWOZ's website.

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