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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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Features
9:00 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Discovery of Human Remains Delays Iberville Redevelopment

Charmaine Williams goes for a walk with her grandchildren and daughter in the Iberville public housing development. Archaeologists have confirmed that part of the housing complex sits on an old cemetery, likely once part of St. Louis No. 1.
Scott Threlkeld The Advocate

The Housing Authority of New Orleans received a Federal grant last year to redevelop the Iberville Housing Development, the city’s last traditional public housing complex, on the edge of the French Quarter. The plan was to keep about a third of the buildings, demolish the rest, and build new, mixed-income housing.

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Notes From New Orleans
6:42 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Master Gardener Knows His Roots

Mastering the art of Southern gardening isn't something you can learn overnight. It takes time, training, and patience. But the payoff is something an entire community can enjoy. So perhaps that's why membership in Louisiana's Master Gardener's organization is... growing.

Sharon Litwin speaks with a leader from the region's local chapter on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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Books
3:07 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Rothbart Wears His Idiotic Heart on His Sleeve

Author Davy Rothbart reads humorous and sincere stories about life on the road, the people he meets, and the relationships that develop.

Traveling to 79 cities in 99 days is no task for an idiot. But luckily, writer Davy Rothbart isn't one. You might think otherwise based the title on his new book, My Heart is an Idiot, but Rothbart's disarmingly intimate personality has allowed him to connect with people across the country for over a decade. On Friday night he'll be performing at the AllWays Lounge in New Orleans.

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Notes From New Orleans
2:52 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Ballet Hispanico Comes to New Orleans

Eduardo Vilaro performs at the Mahalia Jackson Theater on Saturday night.

Eduardo Vilaro, artistic director of the sensational Ballet Hispanico, was in the eighth grade in St. Margaret Mary's School in New York when he first heard the word "choreographer." Since those humble beginnings, it's been a long and productive journey for Eduardo and New Orleanians will have an opportunity to see the fruits of his labor this coming weekend. It's time to put on your dancing shoes for this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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Notes From New Orleans
5:00 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Ruby Bridges: Civil Rights Pioneer

6-year-old Ruby Bridges in 1960.

As most people know, the 1960s were a very tumultuous time in America. Standing in the spotlight of the Civil Rights Movement was a 6-year-old girl who integrated the New Orleans school system and helped dissolve segregation across the South.

Ruby Bridges shares her story with Sharon Litwin on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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Notes From New Orleans
4:51 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Fringe Festival Offers Fresh and Original Performances

Angelle Hebert is set to put on her one-woman show.

The New Orleans Fringe Festival is ready to bring fearless performers to fearless audiences. Now in its fifth year of production, the festival hopes to strengthen relationships between local artists and the community-at-large. For this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin spoke with Fringe's performance coordinator Emilie Whalen about this year's upcoming festivities.

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Notes From New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Rural Revolution Puts Women on the Move

Kendra Jones Morris, the founder of Rural Revolution, lives and works in New Orleans.

A New Orleans-based company called Rural Revolution is connecting female artists in the developing world to commercial outlets in the United States.

Kendra Jones Morris, the founder of the business, believes that empowering female entrepreneurs help strengthen community globally and locally. She spoke with Sharon Litwin on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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Orleans Parish School Board Elections
5:00 am
Sun November 4, 2012

OPSB Elections: Districts 1 & 2

WWNO, in collaboration with The Lens, presents candidate forums for the upcoming Orleans Parish School Board election on November 6. The interviews aired on WWNO for the three Sunday nights before the election.

On this week's program, moderator Jessica Williams first speaks with candidates from District 1, including Heidi Lovett Daniels and Ira Thomas. Then she'll speak with Cynthia Cade, the incumbent from District 2.

District 1

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Farmers Market Minute
9:40 am
Sat November 3, 2012

Chestnuts

Earlier this week, I stood in line at one of the markets anxiously watching Washington Parish farmer Joe Dobie weigh ten pounds of fresh chestnuts for a group of shoppers. Thinking these shoppers were chefs, I followed them to learn what on earth they could be doing with so many chestnuts.

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Notes From New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu November 1, 2012

"The Drop" Increases Cultural Capital

A sample of the artworks issued in The Drop's first subscription program. Their second subscription is underway right now.

A New Orleans-based creative subscription program called "The Drop" is determined to make collecting art easy, accessible, and fun.

As their second round of subscriptions gets underway, Sharon Litwin speaks with one of the women in charge of the project, Cameron Shaw, on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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