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Hurricane Gustav
3:26 am
Sat August 30, 2008

Hurricane Gustav Announcement/Information

For the duration of Hurricane Gustav, WWNO will broadcast network programming. We are doing this so that our staff and their families may safely evacuate. We will return as soon as possible after the storm.

Best Wishes For Everyone's Saftey, Paul Maassen WWNO GM.

Current info on the storm http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.

Here is a list of some of the State agencies and other hurricane related resources:

American Red Cross
www.preparelouisiana.redcross.org
(866) GET-INFO or (866) 438-4636

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Transit
2:43 am
Wed July 23, 2008

Biodiesel Busses Hit The Road

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority is rolling out it's new fleet of busses that run on biodiesel fuel.

WWNO News Features
11:54 am
Wed July 16, 2008

New Entertainment Center Coming to East Bank

Portrait of Marie Laveau, after a painting by Frank Schneider, in turn after George Catlin; the original hangs in the Cabildo in New Orleans.

"Blaine Kern's Entertainment Complex" will renew part of the riverfront.

Interviews
5:27 pm
Sat June 7, 2008

Nagin Discusses Issues Affecting Black Mayors

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ANDREA SEABROOK, host:

From NPR News, it's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Andrea Seabrook.

America's black mayors wrap up their annual meeting today in New Orleans. It began the day after Barack Obama sealed the Democratic nomination for president. The National Conference of Black Mayors won't be endorsing anyone in the race though. That would endanger the group's nonprofit tax status. But one of the mayors did say it would be very easy for you to guess who they'll be backing.

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Katrina & Beyond
3:24 pm
Tue February 5, 2008

More Than Super: Fat Tuesday in New Orleans

Greg Allen, NPR

It may be Super Tuesday elsewhere, but in New Orleans, it's Fat Tuesday — Mardi Gras — the third since Hurricane Katrina. And with 12 days of parades and parties, the city is almost as festive as before the storm.

By 8 a.m. Tuesday, hundreds of people were gathering at the corner of Claiborne and Jackson for the start of the Zulu parade.

Larry Roy, resplendent in face paint, red satin coat and headdress, is the Zulu Krewe's Minister of Fun.

And as for any lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina, he said things have gotten better.

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Hurricane Katrina & Recovery Efforts
10:29 am
Tue August 29, 2006

A Conversation with Mayor Ray Nagin

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ED GORDON, host:

From NPR News, this is NEWS AND NOTES. I'm Ed Gordon.

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Commentary
10:04 am
Tue July 25, 2006

Nagin Blamed for Crescent City's Rising Crime

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ED GORDON, host:

Nearly a year after Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans is slowly returning to its old self, at least in one regard.

Crime is on the rise in the Big Easy, and commentator Jimi Izrael, for one, is relieved that things are getting back to normal. He says the return of the cities criminal element is evidence that the underlying problems in New Orleans haven't been addressed; and crime is a reminder that Mayor Ray Nagin and the city's leaders will have to work a lot harder to ensure a better future for low-income residents.

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Katrina & Beyond
7:08 am
Mon May 22, 2006

Nagin Re-Elected to Lead Post-Katrina New Orleans

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin won reelection over the weekend. Now he's planning to meet with key advisors to develop a 100-day plan. That 100 days will include the start of another hurricane season.

New Orleans residents have their own hopes for the coming months and years, as NPR's Cheryl Corley reports.

CHERYL CORLEY reporting:

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Analysis
9:11 am
Fri May 19, 2006

New Orleans Politics, Post-Katrina

Farai Chideya talks with NPR political editor Ken Rudin for his political analysis of the upcoming mayoral runoff election in New Orleans. The race pits current Mayor Ray Nagin against Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu.

U.S.
2:59 pm
Thu May 18, 2006

Nagin, Landrieu Set for Mayoral Run-Off

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MELISSA BLOCK, host:

From NPR News this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.

MICHELE NORRIS, host:

And I'm Michele Norris.

This weekend New Orleans voters will go to the poles to elect the man responsible for rebuilding the battered city. Incumbent Mayor Ray Nagin faces off against Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu, the son of Moon Landrieu, the larger than life mayor who ran New Orleans through much of the 1970s.

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