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. Hosted by Jack Hopke.

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Lakefront Airport
7:00 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Lakefront Airport Restored To Art Deco Glory Days

Lakefront Airport's restored terminal building.
Credit Non-Flood Protection Asset Management Agency

Ceremony marks restoration of Lakefront Airport terminal.

Lakefront Airport has been restored to its Art Deco glory days. A $20 million restoration has left the terminal looking as Huey Long once left it.

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Healthy Food
4:53 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Farm To (Preschool) Table: Abeona House Gets Healthy Food To Little Kids

The Abeona House Child Discovery Center.
Laine Kaplan-Levenson

 School lunch has remained a topic of national discussion since First Lady Michelle Obama helped encourage Congress to pass the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act in 2010. While schools may have had success integrating healthier options into lunch rooms, getting kids to like those options is a whole different challenge.

The Abeona House is a New Orleans preschool that’s working to address this issue, by introducing farm-to-table values to children from the very start.

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Arts & Culture
3:13 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Jason Patterson Discusses The Upcoming Jazz At The Sandbar Season

A Jazz at the Sandbar performance from 2012.
UNO Music Department

Jason Patterson returns to the WWNO studio to discuss upcoming plans for this season’s Jazz at the Sandbar.

Most may know Patterson for the managerial work he does at Snug Harbor, but he is also a part of a few non-profit organizations in New Orleans — including lending his talents to the New Orleans Jazz Celebration; a non-profit organization that he says acts as an umbrella organization helping to produce jazz series like A Nickel a Day and Jazz at the Sandbar.

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All things New Orleans
3:05 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Jack Hopke And UNO Professor Richard Goodman Discuss New Storyville Series

Ricahrd Goodman, UNO creative writing professor and the Creative Director of Storyville.
Richard Goodman

Richard Goodman, a University of New Orleans professor of creative nonfiction writing, sits down with Jack Hope to discuss the new Storyville series — a collaboration between WWNO and the university’s Creative Writing Department.

Goodman has been at UNO for three years as an assistant professor to both graduate and undergraduate level students. Describing himself as a lifelong writer, Goodman also touched on some of his work, including his first book, French Dirt.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Kenneth Polite Facing Challenges As New US Attorney

US Attorney Kenneth Polite.
Liskow & Lewis via The Lens

Kenneth Polite must deal with past misconduct at the US Attorney's Office as he builds his own administration.

Kenneth Polite Jr. is wrapping up his first full week as the new US Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. 

High on his priority list is likely selecting his top assistants — and making sure recent history is not repeated.

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WRKF
5:33 am
Fri September 27, 2013

State, Federal Education Philosophies Mismatch

Opposing opinions surfaced from state education leaders this week on whether the state should move forward on implementing national education standards called Common Core.  The ongoing struggle to fund higher education continued at a meeting of higher education officials Wednesday.


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Food
4:29 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Where Y’Eat: A New Coffee Culture Perks Up

The Brigade coffee truck sets up at a festival.
Ian McNulty

There’s a new buzz in the New Orleans coffee scene today, and it’s not just the caffeine. At a string of small, independent cafés and even at pop-up stands and roving mobile vendors, New Orleanians can experience an approach that treats coffee more like fine wine than any old commodity cup of Joe.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Brazilian Choreographer Collaborates With John Boutté

Diogo De Lima is a professor of practice for modern dance, ballet, and dance for the camera at Tulane University.
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Diogo de Lima is a Brazilian choreographer and Professor of Dance on the faculty of Tulane University.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks with him about his newly-commissioned work that features live music by John Boutté, to be performed in this week's "New Dance Festival" at the Marigny Opera House.

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Talkin' Jazz with Fred Kasten
12:11 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

'Talkin' Jazz' With Great Alto Saxophonist Wessell Anderson

Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson

Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson is one of the top alto saxophonists in jazz today.

A member of Wynton Marsalis's great late-1980s/early-90s septet — and longtime featured artist with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra — Anderson recently sat down with WWNO's Fred Kasten for a "Talkin' Jazz" interview at the Old U.S. Mint.

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Home And Away
4:59 pm
Sat September 21, 2013

Home And Away: Reginelli's Pizzeria

Patrick Richmond tosses dough in preparation for the rush of delivery orders before the Sept. 15 away game in Tampa Bay.
Jason Saul WWNO

Getting together to watch the New Orleans Saints play is a special ritual for New Orleanians — but for half the season our beloved boys in black and gold are on the road, so we cram together in barrooms and living rooms to cheer them on, rather than fill up the Superdome.

We’re chronicling those other places that mean so much to us, from corner bars to TV studios to living rooms.

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