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Andre Perry Commentary
5:00 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Curriculum of a Community: New Orleans as a Good School

Dr. Andre Perry

Andre Perry talks about the importance of the community in school improvement. See more, or to respond to this commentary, at DrAndrePerry.com.

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Commentary
4:50 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Having Faith in a Voucher

Dr. Andre Perry talks about Louisiana's potential school voucher program.

All Things New Orleans
7:37 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

All Things New Orleans: Media Saturation, Prospect.2, and Louis Armstrong

Gwen Thompkins contemplates the effects of media over-saturation; Paul Maassen speaks with the powers behind Prospect.2; and music writer Richard Harris reviews a new boxed set of Louis Armstrong's material.

Jack Hopke is your host for WWNO's weekly news magazine.

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Commentary
7:17 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

A Haircut to Manhood

Andre Perry discusses the importance of a boy's first haircut.

For a transcript of, or to respond to, this commentary go to DrAndrePerry.com.

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Commentary
6:00 pm
Fri December 9, 2011

Colleges Need to Be More Like Weight Watchers

Dr. Andre Perry

Andre Perry talks about why race should be considered in college enrollment decisions. For a transcript of, or to respond to, this commentary, go to DrAndrePerry.com.

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Andre Perry Commentary
4:56 pm
Fri December 24, 2010

Quilts for the Holidays

Andre Perry

Andre Perry compares holiday family bonding with quiltmaking.

Andre Perry Commentary
4:31 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Teaching Class in School

Dr. Andre Perry is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of New Orleans, Associate Dean of the College of Education and Human Development, and CEO of the UNO Charter Schools.

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Commentary
4:32 am
Tue December 9, 2008

Education's Uncharted Territory

Andre Perry's weekly commentary on education looks at uncharted territory.

Dr. Perry is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of New Orleans, Associate Dean of the College of Education and Human Development, and CEO of the UNO Charter Schools.

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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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8:48 am
Wed February 1, 2006

Taking Exception to Nagin Speaking for God

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ED GORDON, host:

When New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said that the Big Easy should be a chocolate city because God wanted it that way. Many people reacted with shock and dismay. Commentator John McCann wasn't bothered so much by the idea of a chocolate crescent city. He was more disturbed by Nagin's attempt to read God's mind.

JOHN McCANN reporting:

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