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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Team Gleason
7:53 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Gleason, Brees Accept Technology Donation

Saints quarterback Drew Brees joined former teammate Steve Gleason in accepting a donation for technology that can help people living with ALS and multiple sclerosis. Gleason showed off the technology that he says will help other patients live richer lives.

Gleason says when he was diagnosed two years ago with ALS, he didn’t know how to cope with the condition that’s left him in a wheelchair and unable to speak. But his wheelchair now has equipment that allows him to talk, as directed by his eyes.

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4:29 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Making a Detour for Café Dauphine

Fried stuffed bell peppers at Cafe Dauphine.
Ian McNulty

In a neighborhood not known as a restaurant destination, a new family-run eatery presents both classic and original arguments for paying a visit.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu January 17, 2013

For Music Director, Operetta Entertains and Enriches

Carol Rausch is chorus master, music coordinator and education director for the New Orleans Opera Association.

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This coming weekend the Loyola Opera Theatre will tackle Leonard Bernstein's Candide, a comic operetta based on Voltaire's satiric novel. And although music director Carol Rausch has guided students through the opera over the years, she finds herself increasingly smitten by it. She'll explain why the play's message reverberates so clearly on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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globalFEST 2013
1:19 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

The Stooges Brass Band: globalFEST 2013

Ebru Yildiz for NPR

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 8:28 am

  • The Stooges Brass Band Live From Webster Hall (full concert audio)

Though it's the year's premier "world music" event, GlobalFEST embraces many homegrown sounds — and the 2013 roster was full of North American artists. A case in point: The Stooges Brass Band, a New Orleans brass band for the 21st century. It's got that unmistakeable sound of its hometown, but hip-hop, funk, R&B and soul are all in the group's DNA.

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5:00 am
Mon January 14, 2013

New Orleans, From The Stoop

Writer Brett Will Taylor
Credit Jason Kruppa

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New Orleanians often have to justify why they live in their city, perhaps more frequently than other Americans. Whether it's with friends, family or themselves, it's a conversation most residents will have. But perhaps the answer is more universal than we think.

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10:46 pm
Sun January 13, 2013

A Wild Time At The Races

Nom De Plumage and the ostrich jockeys celebrating in the winner's circle after Saturday night's race.
Credit Dionne Grayson / WWNO

There were a few unfamiliar steeds at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Saturday night — exotic animal trainer Joe Hedrick brought some ostriches and zebras to the track to fill out the race card for the second installment of the Struthio Stakes.

It was the first-ever zebra race in the South, and the biggest crowd at the track since Hurricane Katrina, according to track spokesman Jim Mulvihill.

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World War II Museum
6:00 pm
Sun January 13, 2013

World War II Exhibit Asks Visitors, 'What Would You Do?'

The museum's U.S. Freedom Pavilion, seen here as a digital model, opened to the public on Friday.
Courtesy The National WWII Museum

For many, the stakes and the scale of World War II are hard to fathom. It was a war fought around the world, against powerful, determined regimes in Europe and the Pacific; some 65 million people died. And as the number of people who have actual memories of the war dwindle — as of next year, there will be fewer than 1 million living veterans — the mission of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans becomes all the more urgent.

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New Orleans Hornets
11:44 am
Sun January 13, 2013

Preview: Hornets/Knicks

This Sunday the New Orleans Hornets head to New York’s Madison Square Garden to face the Knicks. New Orleans (11-25) has been red hot recently, winning their last four games, while New York (23-13) has been on a downslide, losing the previous three. The Knicks have been playing without some key players; the Hornets have regained a full roster.

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New Orleans Hornets
10:23 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Hornets Win Fourth Straight in Victory Over Timberwolves, 104-92

The Hornets came back from an 18-point first quarter deficit Friday night to overcome the injury-plagued Minnesota Timberwolves, 104-92.

The win at home is the fourth straight victory for the Hornets, and the fifth in the past six games. It’s their longest winning streak since April of 2012.

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Latest News
8:30 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

City Considers Challenge To NOPD Consent Decree

Federal judge okays police consent decree.

A federal judge has signed off on the Justice Department's consent decree to reform the New Orleans Police Department. City officials want more time to work out paying for the changes.

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