Community Impact
3:37 pm
Wed December 23, 2009

Rethinkers

Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools

New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, Dec. 22, 2009

With so many components of New Orleans public schools in flux these days, a group of students is bringing one more issue to the table: their own voices. These young people are part of the nonprofit group Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, and they're adding the perspectives, concerns and innovative ideas of actual students to the ongoing effort to recast a long-troubled school system. Their message is different, and so are these messengers.

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Community Impact
3:30 pm
Wed December 23, 2009

Lead Lab

Dr. Howard Mielke, President of Lead Lab

New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Lead Lab, Dec. 15, 2009

You can't see lead contamination in urban soils, but its impact on individuals and a community is indelible.

Dr. Howard Mielke is a research professor at the Tulane University and president of the nonprofit Lead Lab. He's been studying the issue for more than 30 years, and his early research on childhood lead poisoning in inner cities helped highlight the need to remove lead from gasoline. Here's Dr. Miekle:

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WWNO News Features
7:54 am
Wed December 23, 2009

Walter Isaacson's New Book "American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and the Heroes of a Hurricane"

New Orleans – Writer Walter Isaacson is a New Orleans native whose career has included a lengthy and prominent tenure at Time Magazine - and acclaimed biographies of Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. Walter Isaacson's latest book is "American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and the Heroes of a Hurricane." Walter Isaacson recently sat down with WWNO's Fred Kasten to talk about "American Sketches" - and his own path into a writing life...

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Arts & Culture
10:31 am
Fri December 18, 2009

Christmas in New Orleans Rekindles Warm Memories

New Orleans,La. – Public television producer Peggy Scott Laborde and John Magill, curator with The Historic New Orleans Collection, celebrate New Orleans' holiday traditions in their new book, Christmas in New Orleans, just out from Pelican Publishing Company. The authors will sign copies of their book on Sunday, December 20, 2009 ... 1pm, at Octavia Books, 513 Octavia Street.

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WWNO News Reports
1:38 am
Fri December 18, 2009

Mayor Nagin announces budget cuts

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has announced budget cuts he says are to the "bare bones." He said next year's budget approved by the City Council gave him no choice but to slash spending.

Mayor Nagin said City Hall and other offices will be closed on Fridays. Police will have to make do with the amount of fuel it used at levels set last year. City workers will be paying more money for reduced health care.

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All Things N. O.
10:16 pm
Thu December 17, 2009

All Things N.O. 12-17-09

New Orleans, LA – Teachout's biography of Louis Armstrong - Pops, Albert Ruesga - President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, Peggy Scott Laborde's book - New Orleans Christmas Memories.

Where Y'Eat
1:37 am
Thu December 17, 2009

Praline Dreams

WWNO News Features
3:44 pm
Wed December 16, 2009

First Candidates' Debate In N.O. Mayoral Race

WDSU-WWNO Mayoral Debate 121509

New Orleans – Here's audio from the New Orleans Mayoral candidates' debate recorded live, at Xavier University, Tuesday evening, 12/15/2009. The debate was presented by WDSU-TV6 in collaboration with a group of New Orleans community non-profit groups and WWNO-FM, and was moderated by WDSU's Norman Robinson.

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WWNO News Features
3:02 pm
Wed December 16, 2009

Terry Teachout's New Biography "Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong"

New Orleans – Wall Street Journal theater critic Terry Teachout's new biography "Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong" - is drawing rave reviews from critics, Armstrong scholars and jazz historians all over the country. WWNO's Fred Kasten recently had the chance to talk with Terry Teachout about "Pops"...

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WWNO News Reports
3:07 am
Wed December 16, 2009

Mayoral candidates debate at Xavier University

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