Jason Saul

Director of Digital Services + Corporate Development

Jason Saul is WWNO's Director of Digital Services, a multimedia journalist and a member of the station's corporate media underwriting team, dedicated to fostering partnerships with local businesses in support of their outreach efforts and WWNO’s fundraising goals.

Jason heads up WWNO's sports desk, is the point person for digital initiatives and social media outreach, and is a spot news and features reporter during major events.

Jason, a native of New York (but a long-time resident of the Crescent City), has an extensive background in traditional, digital and social media, and the intersections between them.

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Music
3:35 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Loyola Jazz Underground Series Presents Ellis Marsalis

Ellis Marsalis, from a 2010 performance at Tulane University.
Tulane University

Ellis Marsalis, the celebrated jazz musician and patriarch of his noted musical family, will head an ensemble of Loyola University jazz students Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Old U.S. Mint.

The program will feature classic jazz standards as well as original compositions, the university announced today. According to the announcement:

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New Orleans Hornets
6:31 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Notes: Tonight's Hornets/Lakers Matchup

The New Orleans Hornets and Los Angeles Lakers are set to tip off here at the New Orleans Arena at 7 p.m.

Los Angeles is coming into tonight’s game fresh off a 122-105 loss to the Thunder in Oklahoma City last night. The team flew in to New Orleans late last night, and arrived at the Arena at 5:14 p.m. this afternoon.

Lakers Head Coach Mike D’Antoni said arriving the night before won’t have an effect on his team.

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7:21 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

New Orleans News Partnerships Spotlighted

Lead in text: 
The Knight Foundation has spotlighted the work of WWNO and our community partners in creating a new kind of newsgathering network here in the Crescent City, bolstered in part by the Foundation's Community Information Challenge Grant. Read more about what public radio — and our partners — are doing to serve our community.
The following is cross-posted from the Knight Digital Media Center's blog. Photo credit: Flickr user Irene2005. The City of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana have a history of non-transparent governance and budgeting.
Commuting
4:10 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Are You A Mega-Commuter?

Are you a mega-commuter?

The United States Census Bureau defines "mega-commuters" as people who travel at least 90 minutes or more than 50 miles to work each day. Nearly 600,000 Americans have a mega-commute, according to the Census Bureau, and 10.8 million travel at least an hour to work each way.

Over 192,000 people commute into Orleans Parish, according to the Census (including people traveling to and from work within the city).

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New Orleans Hornets
10:22 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Plenty Of Magic In The Arena, But None For The Hornets: Orlando Wins 105-102

Tonight’s Hornets game against the Orlando Magic at the New Orleans Arena proceeded like you might expect between two young teams with dismal records — a back-and-forth contest with long scoreless stretches by each club, sloppy turnovers, 41 combined fouls and other attendant miseries.

There was a lot of everything tonight, but the Magic had a little more of it. They won, 105-102.

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New Orleans Hornets
7:42 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Hornets Sign Henry Sims to 10-Day Contract

The New Orleans Hornets announced the signing of center-forward Henry Sims to a 10-day contract yesterday.

The Hornets have been light on big men, with Anthony Davis out for two games with a shoulder injury, and are now without reserve forward Jason Smith. Smith will undergo surgery for a torn labrum in his right shoulder and will be out for the rest of the season.

Sims is an undrafted rookie out of Georgetown. He was signed by the Knicks on a short-term contract during the preseason, but released just over a month later.

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Sewerage & Water Board
3:50 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

New Orleans Boil Water Advisory Canceled

The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board has canceled the boil water advisory for the east bank of Orleans Parish, the city announced this afternoon.

The S&WB, in conjunction with the state Department of Health and Hospitals, conducted bacteriological tests on the city's water supply after yesterday's outage, and determined that the water is safe for consumption.

The outage occurred Sunday morning after a fire in the S&WB's main boiler room on South Claiborne Ave. knocked equipment offline, causing water pressure throughout the system to drop below safe levels.

Sewerage & Water Board
2:12 pm
Sun March 3, 2013

More on the Sewerage & Water Board System

The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board uses a peculiar system made up of equipment and technology cobbled together over more than a century. Here's more on the system (in sharable Tweet-form):

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Sewerage & Water Board
1:33 pm
Sun March 3, 2013

New Orleans Boil Water Advisory to Remain in Effect Until Further Notice

This article has been updated.

A boil water advisory for the East Bank of Orleans Parish will remain in effect until further notice, the city announced this morning.

According to Marcia St. Martin, spokeswoman for the Sewerage & Water Board, there was a small fire at approximately 9 a.m. this morning in the boiler room at the Sewerage & Water Board plant on S. Claiborne Ave. The interruption caused a loss of 25-cycle power, and water pressure in the system dipped below 15 psi — the threshold for issuing a boil water advisory.

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Arts & Culture
4:10 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

VIDEO: Omar Sosa and Paolo Fresu Perform from their Album ‘Alma’

Check out Omar Sosa and Paolo Fresu's performance on PRI's The World.

Global Hit: Omar Sosa & Paolo Fresu from PRI's The World on Vimeo.

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