Gulf Oil Spill
5:10 pm
Wed December 8, 2010

Oil Spill Commission Co-Chairman Calls For Safety Improvements

New Orleans, La. – William Reilly is advising the oil and gas industry to form an independent body to increase safety in offshore, deepwater drilling.

"Three of the leading players in the industry made a series of missteps, miscalculations and miscommunications that were breathtakingly inept and largely preventable."

He told an industry group meeting in New Orleans that Congress should increase funding for better inspection systems.

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Education Matters
12:51 pm
Wed December 8, 2010

Ten Plaintiffs File Suit Against LDE Part 2

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.

We invite your comments or ideas for future reports. Please email: educationmatters@wwno.org

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Louisiana Eats!
11:14 am
Wed December 8, 2010

Holiday Preparations

Aunt Daisy's Candied Grapefruit Peel

Yields 16 - 4 oz. gift jars

4 cups Louisiana grapefruit peels
cup Kosher salt
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
& 6 cups sugar

Cut a bag of grapefruit (8 - 12) in half, juice and reserve for later use.

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WWNO News Reports
10:43 am
Wed December 8, 2010

Deliberations Continue in NOPD Trial

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The Sound of Books
9:02 am
Wed December 8, 2010

Loyola University Environmental Law Professor and EPA Associate Administrator Rob Verchick's New Book "Facing Catastrophe: Environmental Action for a Post-Katrina World"

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"...

To find out more about Rob Verchick - and "Facing Catastrophe" - please click here .

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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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