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Community
8:00 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Habitat For Humanity Women's Build Underway In St. Tammany

A Habitat For Humanity Women's Build crew framing a house.
Credit George Bonnett / WWNO

Habitat for Humanity builds houses on the Northshore. This month, their construction crews look a bit different than usual.

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Home And Away
4:59 pm
Sat September 21, 2013

Home And Away: Reginelli's Pizzeria

Patrick Richmond tosses dough in preparation for the rush of delivery orders before the Sept. 15 away game in Tampa Bay.
Jason Saul WWNO

Getting together to watch the New Orleans Saints play is a special ritual for New Orleanians — but for half the season our beloved boys in black and gold are on the road, so we cram together in barrooms and living rooms to cheer them on, rather than fill up the Superdome.

We’re chronicling those other places that mean so much to us, from corner bars to TV studios to living rooms.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Forum Raises Awareness Of Hate Crimes

Forum outlines what constitutes a hate crime, and some victims describe their first-hand experiences.

The Anti-Defamation League is teaming with other nonprofits in New Orleans to raise awareness of hate crimes. Some statistics indicate a trend of under-reporting.

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Red River Radio
10:31 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Louisiana and Texas agencies staff up with 'Navigator' grants

Two nonprofits based in Lafayette, La., and Lufkin, Texas, are among more than 120 to receive a one-year federal grant to help people shop for health insurance premiums and understand their subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. That grant is to train and hire full-time "navigators" who provide in-person education and enrollment assistance for the healthcare marketplace that opens Oct. 1. Brian Burton is directing the $1.3 million navigator grant for the consortium of Area Health Education Centers across Louisiana.

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Green Minute
11:44 am
Sat September 14, 2013

The Green Minute: Make Food, Not Lawns

Urban Farms are gaining traction in NOLA and other cities world-wide.
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Christal White delivers this week's Green Minute.

It’s getting harder to know exactly what’s in the food we buy. Many people are tired of grocery store ambiguities and are starting to grow their own food. But what if you are a city dweller or live in a subdivision? How can you start your own one-person gardening revolution? 

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Education
12:29 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Voices From The WWNO Listening Post: Back To School

A student sits down at our Listening Post to talk about education.
Kate Richardson WWNO

WWNO's new community media project, the Listening Post, has spent the last few weeks collecting commentaries from around the city on the subject of education.

Listening Post recording devices have been present at the Norman Mayer Library in Gentilly and the HeadQuarters Barbershop on Broad Street. And the mobile Listening Post went to the Bard Early College New Orleans program for high schoolers, and our very own Culture Collision event.

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Red River Radio
9:58 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Alexandria food bank fills weekend backpacks for children in need

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is stuffing 1,200 backpacks with food as it launches its school backpack program next week. The Food Bank has partnered with 26 elementary schools in seven central Louisiana parishes. On Fridays, children in the program receive a backpack full of food that will help keep them from going hungry over the weekend. The Food Bank’s executive director Jayne Wright-Valez said she works with school principals to identify the children in need.

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Tulane University
7:00 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Tulane Arranging 750,000 Hours Of Community Service To Honor Scott Cowen

Tulane University calling for community service volunteers.

Tulane University is launching a call for volunteers to perform 750,000 hours of community service as a tribute to retiring school President Scott Cowen. The project is open to Tulane students, faculty and the community at large.

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French Quarter
7:00 am
Tue September 3, 2013

French Quarter Battles Habana Outpost Restaurant Proposal

The current state of the intersection at Esplanade Avenue and North Rampart Street where the restaurant is proposed.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

Habana Outpost owner is set to argue for his restaurant approval from the Vieux Carré Commission.

The Vieux Carré Commission is scheduled to hold a final hearing Wednesday on a restaurant proposed for the French Quarter. A year-long battle with residents over the project will likely continue, no matter what’s decided.

Sean Meenan wants open a two-story open-air Cuban restaurant at North Rampart Street and Esplanade Avenue. He operates two similar establishments in New York City and one in Malibu, California.

But neighbors of the proposed Habana Outpost say it’s too big, and it doesn’t belong where the Quarter also borders the historic Tremé and Marigny neighborhoods.

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Community
4:48 pm
Sun September 1, 2013

Playgrounds For Everyone: Help Build A National Database Of ADA-Compliant Playgrounds

NPR has launched a new project examining whether public playgrounds nationwide are adhering to new requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act mandating they be accessible to kids with special needs.

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