All Things New Orleans

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WWNO’s radio magazine: a weekly half-hour of timely news, cultural features, and commentary from all corners of our city.

Darwin the Dinosaur

Aug 11, 2011

New Orleans, LA – WWNO, in collaboration with Nolavie.com, brings you "Notes from New Orleans," a weekly peekin inside the unique life and culture of our city and region. This week we're turning our attention to a pair of successful ballet stars who've returned home to New Orleans and brought their newest pet home with them...a most unusual dinosaur. Sharon Litwin spoke with dancers Ian and Elenor Carney for the story.

Louisiana Speaker of the House Jim Tucker discusses the Gulf Opportunities Zone Act, Richard McCarthy speaks from the TEDxNOLA Conference, and Jim Mulvihill celebrates The Saints' playoff bid.

The Northshore, John Besh, and Reveillon

Dec 23, 2010

A Northshore resident gives back to his community, Chef John Besh speaks from the TEDxNOLA conference, and Eve Abrams reminds us about a local holiday tradition, Reveillon.

The McKenzie's Pastry Shoppes of New Orleans were born in the Great Depression, not an easy time for a new business to get started. Maybe that has something to do with why the old brand is so darn tough.

On Saturday's election for Representative of Louisiana's Second Congressional District, three men hope to unseat 18-year incumbent William Jefferson: Libertarian Gregory Kahn, Republican Ahn 'Joseph' Cao, and Green Party candidate Malik Rahim.

None of Congressman Jefferson's challengers has been elected to government office, but Republican candidate Anh 'Joseph' Cao, a Vietnam-born lawyer from New Orleans East, sidesteps this issue by comparing himself to one recent candidate whose personal qualities trumped experience.

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nopjf.org

Tomorrow morning, the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation will be running its 12th annual Walk the Beat 5K. Proceeds will help provide NOPD police officers with training and operational tools.

While a race can only have one winner, at the end of this race every participant will find a party at the finishing line. More information on the Walk the Beat 5K can be found at nopjf.org.

The schedule for the Blues and BBQ Festival is available at jazzandheritage.org.

N.O. Film Fest to show "Explore" Documentaries

Oct 13, 2008

Tuesday afternoon, the New Orleans Film Festival will be showing two films from Explore, an organization that films and photographs leaders and non-profits in order to identify potential Annenberg Grant recipients.

Orca Guardians and Spiritual India will be shown Tuesday, October 14, at 3:30 p.m. at the Contemporary Arts Center. The New Orleans Film Festival schedule is available at neworleansfilmfest.com.

Nearly two dozen water and urban planning experts from the Netherlands have been reviewing the system in the city of New Orleans. They've come up with some ambitious concepts outlined today at Tulane University.

This Saturday, October 4th, is the Democratic primary. It's part of the election process that will decide who will go to the nation's capital to represent Louisiana's second district in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The primary is another chapter in the story of William Jefferson, the 18-year incumbent whose political career may hang in the balance.

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