Jason Saul

Former Director of Digital Services + Corporate Development Officer

Jason Saul served as WWNO's Director of Digital Services. In 2017 he took a position at BirdNote, in Seattle. 

Mayor Mitch Landrieu outlined dire circumstances on the horizon in an emergency meeting of the New Orleans City Council Thursday morning, warning that the city will be forced to drastically cut services and furlough public safety employees if they adhere to the U.S. Department of Justice's consent decree mandating changes at the Orleans Parish jail complex.

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An Orleans Parish judge has ruled that the state law banning felons from owning firearms is unconstitutional, based on a state constitutional amendment ensuring an absolute right to bear arms in Louisiana, according to a report from the Times-Picayune.

The Golden State Warriors simply outplayed the visibly-tired New Orleans Hornets Monday night, winning 93-72. Golden State was lead by 30 points from point guard Stephen Curry, who also racked up six three-pointers.

The Hornets shot 33.7% from the field, including just 3-17 from outside the arc, on a night in which they were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. The Warriors, who have a 38-30 record and are a game-and-a-half ahead of the Houston Rockets for sixth place in the West, shot 50%, including 10 of 19 three-pointers.

The New Orleans Hornets have signed guard Terrell Harris to a second 10-day contract, the team reported in a press release Monday afternoon.

Harris was originally signed to the Hornets on March 8 to provide some needed depth at guard, with Eric Gordon limited in play time since returning from a knee injury and Austin Rivers out for the remainder of the season with a broken hand.

Photos From Super Sunday

Mar 18, 2013
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The Sunday closest to St. Joseph's Day is Super Sunday in New Orleans — the second-most important day on the calendar for Mardi Gras Indians, behind Carnival morning itself.

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Governor Bobby Jindal and his security detail were involved in a car crash in Baton Rouge at approximately 5:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, according to WBRZ-TV.

The station said the governor was riding in a black Chevrolet Suburban when a box truck sideswiped his vehicle at Nicholson Drive near Oklahoma Street. Additionally:

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Doug Christian's youngest brother works in public radio in Kansas, so that's where his donations go.

But Doug is a New Orleanian and avid WWNO listener. "I have this tremendous guilt that I am not supporting the station here."

So what does he do? Doug volunteers.

"I spend my time here, and spend my money there."

Stephanie Reed

Listener Stephanie Reed says she searched out two things right away when she moved to New Orleans from Maine three years ago: her local farmers market and WWNO.

"That's a good way to feel at home in a new place," Stephanie told WWNO's Fred Kasten.

WWNO and the National WWII Museum are kicking off a new authors' lecture series this Thursday with Dr. Arthur Herman, historian and author of Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II.

Dr. Herman will take audience members back to a time when captains of industry tapped into the extensive network of American businessmen to forge what came to be known as "the arsenal of democracy" — the retooling of the United States' nascent industrial prowess into the world's most powerful war machine.

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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