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Hola Hubig!
1:00 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Out To Lunch: Hola Hubig!

L-R Drew Ramsey and Rod Olsen
Grant Morris

Drew Ramsey, the high priest of Hubig's, is facing his century-old company's challenge of rebuilding after a devastating fire destroyed Hubig's factory. Rod Olsen, the titan of tortillas, jumped ship from Zapp's to launch Hola Nola Foods, Louisiana's first and only tortilla maker.

In Pay it Forward, ShopLocalStyle brings Magazine Street to the world.

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Cornerstone Bus Project
10:26 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Cornerstone Bus Project Keeps Families Connected To Angola Inmates

Cornerstone Bus Project director Leo Jackson.
Nina Feldman WWNO

This weekend, over 30 cyclists from the New Orleans area will embark on a three-day bike ride to the Louisiana State Penitentiary. The third annual “NOLA to Angola” ride raises money for the Cornerstone Bus Project, a faith-based initiative that offers free transportation for families visiting their loved ones in prison.

To find out more about the cause that this bike trip supports, WWNO’s Nina Feldman rode along on the most recent bus trip to Angola.

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Community
8:30 am
Thu October 17, 2013

James Storehouse Helping Foster Kids On The Northshore

There is a term in foster care called “aging out.” That is when a child becomes to old to be part of the foster care system any longer and, ready or not, must become self-sufficient. A new non-profit group on the Northshore aims to help those kids in that transition.

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Community Impact
12:03 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Community Impact: Chartwell Center Teaches Children With Autism

Hayden reads a book.
Chartwell Center

Just a few blocks from the intersection of Napolean and Magazine Streets is an unassuming yellow shotgun house. From the street there is no way to know this is a school — a very special school.

Inside and down the hall is the elementary school of the Chartwell Center, a nonprofit dedicated to serving children with autism spectrum disorders. In one of the two classrooms, Hayden and Matt — ages 8 and 9 — go over a recipe for a drink called Sunset Juice with their two teachers.

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Community
11:01 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Voices From The WWNO Listening Post: Healthcare

The Listening Post visited a health fair in Tremé to hear what people have to say about healthcare in the city.
Jesse Hardman

Hundreds of thousands of Louisiana residents don’t have health insurance. The number ranges from about 600,000 to 900,000.

The federal health insurance exchanges opened for enrollment on Oct. 1. The idea is to get uncovered people into an insurance plan, with a mix of government subsidies and a co-pay from the recipient. However, many people below the poverty line will still need to rely on Louisiana’s safety net hospitals. 

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Community
10:13 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Undocumented Immigrants In New Orleans Make Progress With Sheriff Gusman, Hope NOPD Will Follow Suit

Members of the Congress of Day Laborers gather to discuss issues effecting their community.
Kate Richardson WWNO

Five years ago, the Department of Homeland Security established a program that forwards local arrest records to a national immigration database. If an individual is suspected of being in the country unlawfully, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or "ICE", may ask  local law enforcement to hold the individual until officials can investigate his or her immigration status. These requests are known as ICE holds.  

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Community Impact
3:35 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Advocacy Center Helps Disabled Advocate For Their Rights

Ellen Katz speaks to a client on the phone.

Ellen Katz is a Managing Attorney at the Advocacy Center, a non profit which helps protect the rights of people with mental and physical disabilities — people from all over Louisiana. Other staff members at the Advocacy Center make home visits, but much of Ellen’s work is conducted over the phone. 

“Hi Miss Fisher, how are you today?” Ellen asks a new client.

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Community
12:29 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Face Of Poverty In New Orleans Increasingly Suburban

The number of poor families who live in suburbs is increasing, according to research from the Brookings Institution and Greater New Orleans Community Data Center.
Brookings Institution

There’s a new picture of poverty in America. It’s a shifting geography that may come as a surprise. Suburbia is now home to more poor residents than central cities in major metropolitan areas.

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Love NOLA
8:00 pm
Sun October 6, 2013

Love NOLA: You Can Love My Family, But Don’t Take My Cookie

Brett Will Taylor
Credit Jason Kruppa

Ask a New Orleanian about her or his family and the answer can take half a day. That truth isn't always easy, but on today's Love NOLA, Brett Will Taylor suggests we give a listen anyway. In doing so, we just might hear the depth of love that lies beneath the number of words.

You know you’re in for a good flight when your seat mate is an 80-year-old, white haired, Louisiana native named Mary Rose.

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Flair for the French Quarter
1:00 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Out To Lunch: Dogs And Scents

Amy Wendel and Jerry Strahan
Grant Morris

Jerry Strahan has been wrangling Lucky Dog vendors for nearly 40 years and has the stories to prove it. Amy Wendel carries on the family tradition of Hove, the French Quarter's French Creole perfumery.

Plus, Amy and Jerry pay it forward with online marketers Ember Networks.

 

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