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Community
8:25 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Community Impact Series: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Family members are often the first to notice signs of mental illness in a loved one, and in many cases they hold the key to unlocking treatment. One local nonprofit is helping them cope with the impact of mental illness on the whole family and showing them how to be better advocates for the long haul.

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Community
6:19 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Kingsley House Hosts 4th Annual Friendraiser Luncheon

The 19th Century Kingsley House Front Gates

Vice President of the Kingsley House Board Miles Thomas explains why all are invited to (and would enjoy) the annual Friendraiser luncheon.

The Kingsley House is holding its 4th Annual Friendraiser Luncheon on April 30, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Known as 'the oldest settlement house in the South', Kingsley House was founded in 1896 and started off as a settlement house for immigrants to overcome language cultural and social barriers as they came to settle in New Orleans.

Today, the mission is to educate children, strengthen families and improve community.  The organization  achieves this through childcare, healthcare for adults and seniors, after school teen programs, family counseling services... and that’s just the shortlist.

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Community Impact Series
8:26 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Local Nonprofit Helps Cultivate Film Community

As film production work pours into Louisiana, a nonprofit media arts group is helping locals access jobs and cultivating a more robust local film community. 


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Latest News
7:00 am
Mon April 22, 2013

New Orleans Group Marks National Crime Victims' Rights Week

Silence Is Violence Executive Director Tamara Jackson on National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

Today marks the start of the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. A New Orleans non-profit is taking part in the Justice Department project.

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WRKF
11:14 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Interviews: Writer Rod Dreher And Activist John Hightower

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 2:32 pm

Jim chats with noted write Rod Dreher, about his return to Louisiana and his book, "The Little Way of Ruthie Leming"

Community activist John Hightower discusses some of the many philanthropic ventures he's involved with, including an upcoming summit on diabetes at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, hosted by the Environment and Health Council of Louisiana, of which Hightower is a member.


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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Big Chief Casby Prepares Mirthful Celebration on West Bank

The Mardi Gras Indians will celebrate one final Super Sunday at the Algiers West Fest on Sunday, April 21st in downtown Algiers.
Derek Bridges

Click to listen to this week's Notes From New Orleans.

For many members of our community, Carnival is not complete without a glimpse of at least one extraordinary, only-in-New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian. And even though there's been a couple of occasions for street sightings — like Mardi Gras Day, Uptown Super Sunday, and Downtown Super Sunday — those events are long past.

However, on this week's Notes from New Orleans Sharon Litwin tells us about one last chance to see the tribes en masse, and it's coming up soon.

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Community
8:31 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Community Impact Series: LPO Educational Outreach

LPO

How music education, delivered by the region's professional orchestra, is helping young students tap their own creative potential.

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Community
8:17 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Community Impact Series: BreakOUT Organizing LGBT Youth as Advocates

How one local group is organizing LGBT youth as advocates for their own community.

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Race
10:54 am
Mon April 8, 2013

From Dishwashers To Head Chefs

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 1:52 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, we'll hear the latest installment in our tweet poetry series, Muses and Metaphor, but first, we'd like to talk about an effort to add some flavor to the top ranks of restaurant kitchens in America's spiciest city.

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Red River Radio
8:40 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Shreveport Nonproft Grows Business Enterprise Around Mentally Disabled

Originally published on Thu April 4, 2013 1:57 pm

A Shreveport nonprofit that cares for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has opened two new facets to its campus that will employ dozens of its 184 residents. Holy Angels dedicated its new horticulture center and gift shop yesterday in the name of two donors who made one-time gifts: AdvoCare, a nutrition supplement company, and the David Toms Foundation.

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