Arts & Culture
12:58 pm
Thu August 26, 2010

Photos Capture Moving Portrait of Post-K New Orleans

New Orleans, La. – Photographer Dave Anderson celebrates the power of community in his book, One Block: A New Orleans Neighborhood Rebuilds, essay by Chris Rose. There is an accompanying exhibition opening August 26th at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, with an artist reception from 6-8 pm. Also, on Saturday August 28th there will be a Block Party at the One Block location [bounded by Caffin Avenue, Flood, Douglas and Chartres Streets]from 5 to 7 pm.

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Louisiana Eats!
9:32 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

Katrina Remembrance and City of Gastronomy

Poppy Tooker talks with Leah Chase about recovering after Katrina and the exciting news from Gary Nabhan about New Orleans being proposed to be the City of Gastronomy.

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Gulf Oil Spill
7:54 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

Department of Justice Checking Oil Spill Fraud

New Orleans, La. – U-S Attorney Jim Letten says people must be vigilant when asked for donations to help victims of the oil spill.

"Citizens have to be super careful if they are contacted by phone or if they're somehow solicited by any individual or charity that is seeking that person to part with any biographical, financial or private information."

Assistant U-S Attorney General Lanny Breuer says investigations will also focus on suspicious claims.

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StoryCorps N.O.
12:42 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

StoryCorps: Neil and Lauren Best Shapiro

Lauren Best Shapiro (l) and Neil Shapiro

Neil Shapiro's family roots are entwined with the city of New Orleans back to the 1700s. His grandmother could trace her family that far back in the city's history. He's continuing in the antique business his grandparents began in 1899, when goods were bought and sold within the city. That began to change in the 1930s, when European imports started appearing in stores, while local treasures were handed down within families.

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WWNO News Features
12:22 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

Jed Horne's Katrina Classic "Breach of Faith" - Part 2

New Orleans – Nearly five years - and scores of books into the history of Katrina - Jed Horne's "Breach of Faith" remains one of the best sources for getting a basic understanding of the experience of the storm - and its impact on New Orleans. Here's part-2 of Fred Kasten's July 2006 profile - with Jed Horne - of "Breach of Faith"...

For more information on Jed Horne - or "Breach of Faith" - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
12:09 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

Dave Eggers National Bestseller Katrina Story "Zeitoun"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - Dave Eggers widely acclaimed national bestseller detailing the Katrina ordeal of a well-known New Orleans painting contractor and his family - "Zeitoun"...

For more information on Dave Eggers - and "Zeitoun" - please click here .

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WWNO News Features
2:31 pm
Tue August 24, 2010

Jed Horne's Katrina Classic "Breach of Faith"

New Orleans – Nearly five years - and scores of books - into the history of Katrina - Jed Horne's "Breach of Faith" remains one of the best sources for getting a basic understanding of the storm - and its impact on New Orleans. Here's part-1 of Fred Kasten's July 2006 profile - with Jed Horne - of "Breach of Faith"...

For more information about Jed Horne - and "Breach of Faith" - please click here .

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WWNO News Features
3:24 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Levees.org Dedicates Historic Plaque At Site of 17th Street Canal Breach

New Orleans – Levees.org's dedication this morning of an historic plaque at the site of the 17th Street Canal breach following Katrina is the most recent manifestation of founder Sandy Rosenthal's on-going intentions for the organization - to tell the real story of the Katrina levee failures - and what needs to be done to prevent a repeat of them - as WWNO's Fred Kasten discovered in this profile of Sandy Rosenthal from August 2009...

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WWNO News Features
1:16 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Tom Piazza's Book-Length Essay "Why New Orleans Matters"

New Orleans – The failure of the federal levees that put 80 percent of New Orleans under water after Katrina blew over the city - was followed in rapid succession by the government's disastrous response to the flood - and a parade of elected officials - including then Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert - questioning the value of New Orleans - and the wisdom of rebuilding it. Those were the circumstances in which writer Tom Piazza felt called to action in early September, 2005...

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Where Y'Eat
1:06 pm
Sat August 21, 2010

Florida Water

New Orleans, LA –

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