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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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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Community Impact Series
4:20 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Community Impact Series: Artspace

The tattered campus of the Bell School in Tremé, where big redevelopment plans are underway.
Credit Ian McNulty

The nation’s leader in real estate development for the arts has a new plan for a Tremé school property with long roots.

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Orleans Parish School Board Elections
5:00 am
Sun October 28, 2012

OPSB Elections: Districts 3 & 6

WWNO, in collaboration with The Lens, presents candidate forums for the upcoming Orleans Parish School Board election on November 6.

On this week's program, moderator Jessica Williams first speaks with candidates from District 3, including Brett Bonin, Karran Harper Royal, and Sarah Usdin. Then she'll speak with candidates from District 6, including Jason Coleman and Woody Koppel.

District 3

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All Things New Orleans
1:32 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

No Roof Rookies Here: Cleaning The Superdome

Rene Lopez and Devin Burrell blast dirt off the polyurethane coating the iconic white roof of the Superdome in New Orleans. The job will cost about $130,000 and take roughly a month, partly because the roofers must move slowly. "You have to constantly be aware of where you're at," says project manager Tom Keller. "If something stupid happens, it's not going to end up pretty."
Keith O'Brien for NPR

Originally published on Fri October 19, 2012 1:42 am

Most people have their route to work memorized; they can do it with their eyes closed. Heading into the office is some combination of elevators — stairs if you're more ambitious — and hallways. Easy.

Tom Keller's route is a bit more complicated.

"Step here, and there's a bad railing right here with a step," Keller cautions, threading his way up along a series of dimly lit, narrow catwalks suspended above the football field inside the New Orleans Superdome.

The stadium is home to the New Orleans Saints and will host this year's Super Bowl.

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Notes From New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Ruby Bridges Presents the N.O. Children's Book Festival

The New Orleans Children's Book Festival demonstrates how children from different backgrounds can get to know each other through the love of books. The free festival, now in its third year, is put on by Ruby Bridges, who joins Sharon Litwin on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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Arts & Culture
9:00 pm
Sun October 14, 2012

Bamboula Take Three: The Legacy of Congo Square

Edward Anderson, in concert.

WWNO presents the world broadcast debut of the jazz composition, "Bamboula Take Three: The Legacy of Congo Square."

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Notes From New Orleans
5:59 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Grocery Store For-A-Day!

Fresh producer will be one of the many items available at the pop-up grocery store taking place at the All Souls Church and Community Center on October 20th.

In recent years, the districts, neighborhoods, and towns that have little access to healthy foods have been dubbed "food deserts." Because some of New Orleans' lowest-income neighborhoods suffer from this situation, the Lower Ninth Ward Food Access Coalition is hosting a Grocery Store For-A-Day! event to help alleviate the problem. 

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Notes From New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Sound Design on Display at the CAC

Giorgio Bertuccelli's creative background began in his father's papier-mâché studios, where the fantastic creatures of Mardi Gras came to life. It was there that he began to build his own percussion instruments and experiment with sound. He sits down to talk about his new installation at the Contemporary Arts Center.

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