Eve Troeh

News Director

Eve Troeh is WWNO's News Director. In this role, Eve oversees the station’s expanding coverage of New Orleans and southeast Louisiana news stories, and develops New Orleans Public Radio's capability to report news of national significance for NPR.

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Arts & Culture
8:15 am
Sat May 4, 2013

Folklife Tents Bring Craft Culture To Jazz Fest

Allyce Andrew

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival continues its second weekend today. There is no rain expected, but there will be mud. When the weather is not so friendly, more folks head under the tents.

And that’s where you find most cultural displays at Jazz Fest.

Rachel Ornelas directs the folklife village at the festival. All year she vets artisans around the state, with the help of folklorists and anthropologists.

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A Blog Supreme
4:03 am
Sat May 4, 2013

At Jazz Fest, Photographers Have A Culture All Their Own

Little Freddie King at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 2013, photographed by Skip Bolen.
Courtesy of Skip Bolen

Originally published on Sat May 4, 2013 10:53 am

The 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival wraps up Monday. This weekend and last, 12 stages have mixed such marquee names as Fleetwood Mac, Phoenix and Los Lobos with dozens of local bluesmen, soul belters and Cajun fiddle players.

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Arts & Culture
1:33 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Music Impresario George Wein Dedicates Center for Jazz Education

George Wein, jazz musician and festival creator, at a ceremony to dedicate the George and Joyce Wein Jazz Heritage Center
Zack Smith

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival continues its 44th year of music today at the Fair Grounds. This morning a new music education center was dedicated to one of the festival’s founders, George Wein, and his wife Joyce.

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Arts & Culture
2:30 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Jazz Fest Plays On Despite Rain

A child plays in the rain and mud during Thursday's downpours.
Eve Troeh WWNO

Ground crews poured sand around the festival lawns and walkways this morning.

The Fair Grounds were already muddy even before the rain started around noon.

Thursday is known as locals' day, and veteran festival goers had ponchos, umbrellas and rain boots ready to go.

WWNO’s Poppy Tooker, host of Louisiana Eats!, was at the Food and Heritage stage, cooking gumbo for one of the day’s demonstrations. The kitchen is at the far end of the Grandstands, the inside portion of the festival.

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Education
6:30 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Student Test Scores Used to Measure Teacher Training

 

Investigative journalism site The Lens features a story by Sarah Carr today. Carr looks at a Louisiana program that uses student test scores to evaluate teacher training programs. The education reporter sat down with WWNO's Eve Troeh to talk about her latest work, which Carr says could transform teacher training in Louisiana and across the nation.

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Jazz Fest 2013
4:37 pm
Sat April 27, 2013

Jazz Fest Saturday In Full Swing

Wanda Rouzan being interviewed by Sally Young on the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage.
Eve Abrams WWNO

The second day of Jazz Fest is in full gear. And full sun.

The folding chairs are stacked deep at the Acura stage. Dozens of ticket holders ran to snag their spot this morning. The big deal? Bill Joel.

The Piano Man is closing the biggest stage at Jazz Fest after New Orleans ivories legend Allen Toussaint.

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Arts & Culture
5:30 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Jazz Fest 2013 Kicks Off With Native American Focus

First day of Jazz Fest at the Fais Do Do stage. Early birds get the shade.
Eve Troeh WWNO

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival kicked off Friday. Beautiful weather greeted the crowds with their hats and folding chairs as they streamed through the gates at 11 a.m.

Some turned their heads at road crews still working on Esplanade Avenue.

Construction on long-term street projects has slowed down for the festival, and Esplanade will remain open to traffic throughout.

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Development
4:55 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

The Lens Reporting: Riverfront Development Proposals

A presentation by the Convention Center depicts a giant sculpture on the site of the World Trade Center. It appears to be what Mayor Mitch Landrieu referred to when he told The Lens that one possibility for the site would be to create a monumental attraction, on par with the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
Credit Ernest N. Morial Convention Center via The Lens

This week state lawmakers and New Orleans city officials got a look at some proposals for riverfront development.

Tyler Bridges over at The Lens has been following the issue, which involves decisions about what to do with the World Trade Center, at the foot of Canal Street.

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Arts & Culture
6:32 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Free Conference on Entertainment Business to Help Independent Artists

This week the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation kicks off its sixth annual free conference. The Sync Up event brings entertainment industry experts to New Orleans as a way to help local artists get a grip on business trends. This Friday and Saturday morning - April 26 and 27 - and next Friday and Saturday morning - May 3 and 4 - Sync Up has free panel discussions at the New Orleans Museum of Art, from 9am to 12:30 pm. Registration is recommended, at www.syncupconference.com.

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Sports
6:02 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

From Hornets To Pelicans: Animal Behavior Experts On New Orleans' New NBA Mascot

Hugo had the wiggle, says expert from the Audubon Nature Institute.
Jason Saul WWNO

The Hornets have played their last game under that team name. Next season they become the Pelicans. The change is meant to tie the team more closely to New Orleans, but it also means the team has a whole new brand, and a new feel to it.

WWNO’s Eve Troeh sat down with two animal experts to take a literal approach to the change from Hornets to Pelicans. Carolyn Atherton is assistant curator of birds at Audubon Zoo. Zach Lemann directs programs at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

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