All Things New Orleans

Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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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Around the Nation
3:43 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Katrina Gave Fresh Start To A Man, An Institution

Originally published on Wed August 15, 2012 11:03 am

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JACKI LYDEN, HOST:

Seven years ago, when the waters rose in New Orleans on August the 29th, they swamped a way of life in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Among the thousands of casualties in that city was a masterpiece, the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Study Shows New Orleans in Poverty Crisis

A new study says New Orleans is in a poverty crisis. The review, commissioned by the Greater New Orleans Foundation and conducted by the Greater New Orleans Comunity Data Center, finds financial trouble extending to the middle class.

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Education
4:12 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Bard Early College High School Seeks Thinkers Not Numbers

Professor Dedra Johnson teaches Bard's First-Year Seminar course.
Craig Mulcahy

College and high school classes are different. And, surprisingly, what many high schools do in the interest of college prep is out of step with what liberal arts colleges actually want.

In New Orleans, where our successful future depends upon thinkers who can unravel complex problems, there’s one school actively selecting students based on their curiosity and drive, rather than their grades and test scores.  Eve Abrams steps inside the admissions process at Bard Early College in New Orleans.

Notes From New Orleans
5:44 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Time's on Display at Heriard-Cimino Gallery

Each panel on display in Aaron McNamee's work represents an entire month's worth of news taken from the Times-Picayune.

An Artist in Residence at the UNO Art Department has found a way to entomb time. We'll hear about the preservation of life's most fleeting commodity on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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Mississippi River Saltwater Intrusion
6:00 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Drought Lowers Mississippi River, Increases Threat to Drinking Water

The corps is planning a barrier to block salt water from heading upriver.
US Army Corps of Engineers

Louisiana has so far avoided disastrous drought conditions declared in nearly half the counties in the United States. But southeast Louisiana is starting to feel the effects of a lower Mississippi River.

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All Things New Orleans
7:17 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Hot Issues and Cool Drinks

How does August begin in New Orleans? With trumpeters sweating while they invoke the spirit of Louis Armstrong in the French Quarter, and with connoisseurs and dilettantes alike sweating through their white linen while cruising galleries in the arts district. Hot enough for you? Of course, that's not all there is to New Orleans in early August. We don't propose to cover everything in town in the next half-hour, but we do what we can. No sweat; it's All Things New Orleans.

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All Things New Orleans
7:03 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Angola Prison Drama Club, Neighborland.com, and Mark Schliefstein

New Orleans is a medium-sized city, but we share all the concerns and problems of the largest urban areas, and, in some cases, ours are sometimes even more pronounced. We'll look at a number of those situations on this week's edition of All Things New Orleans.

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Hubig's Pies
6:00 am
Fri August 3, 2012

New Orleans Rallies to Help Hubig's Pies Return

It’s been a week since fire destroyed the historic Hubig’s pie factory in the Marigny. Owners are getting help from city officials and other businesses on rebuilding plans.

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Notes From New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Beverages Garnished with Distinction at Commander's Palace

Fine wines exploded in popularity during the 1980's and 90's, and soon after there was a proliferation of mirco-breweries in America. Now, the demand for specialty cocktails has surged across the country. Nobody understands that more than Commander's Palace's Ti Martin, who'll step up to the microphone on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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All Things New Orleans
7:46 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Poets, Politicians, Musicians, and Museums

What are the chances of Bobby Jindal becoming Mitt Romney's running mate? Just what exactly is the Historic New Orleans Collection? Where is America's newest poet laureate from? And can you remember song writer Bobby Charles' most memorable tune? We'll find out the answers on this edition of All Things New Orleans.

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