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8:24 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Community Impact: Resurrection After Exoneration Program Advocates For Criminal Justice Reform

After spending many years behind bars before being exonerated, a group of criminal justice reformers are working to teach New Orleans youth the value of their freedom and their own power to make the right choices.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Mayor Landrieu Calls Community Meeting at Parade Shooting Site

Mayor Mitch Landrieu meets with residents at Frenchmen and North Villere streets.
Credit Eileen Fleming / WWNO

A community meeting drew about 200 people last night to the same 7th Ward intersection where a second-line parade was attacked on Mother’s Day. Officials promised an aggressive investigation.

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10:26 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Original Big Seven Second-Line Will Be Re-Staged Next Month

The intersection where 19 people were injured after a gunman opened fire on a Mother's Day second-line parade.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

About 200 people gathered at the same New Orleans intersection that erupted in gunfire on Mother’s Day to call for unity in fighting crime. Local officials promised a strong response to the attackers who injured 19 people.

Ed Buckner, President of the Original Big Seven Social Aid and Pleasure Club.

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Community
3:56 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Mayor Landrieu Calls 'Community Response' At Site Of Mother's Day Shooting

NOLA For Life is Mayor Mitch Landrieu's anti-crime initiative.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has called for a "community response" gathering today at 6 p.m., at the corner of Frenchmen Street and North Villere. It's a response to the multiple shooting Sunday afternoon during a Mother's Day second-line parade that injured at least 19 people.

"On Sunday afternoon — Mother's Day — our community was subjected to another senseless act of violence," the mayor said in a press release. "Please come out and show solidarity in protecting our culture and delivering a message to stop the shootings."

Community
10:57 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Wendell Pierce On 'Making Groceries' In The Big Easy

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Police in New Orleans are investigating a shooting that took place yesterday during a Mother's Day parade. New Orleans Police Chief Ronal Serpas says law enforcement is still investigating the matter.

RONAL SERPAS: It appears that these two or three people just, for a reason unknown to us, started shooting at, towards or in the crowd. It was over in just a couple seconds. Police were everywhere.

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Community
8:27 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Community Impact Series: New Orleans Kids Partnership

In the new landscape of public education in New Orleans, many students crisscross the city each day to attend classes. But a new initiative is aimed at making the neighborhood school just down the street into a more accessible hub to find enrichment programs and other services.

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Arts & Culture
1:33 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Music Impresario George Wein Dedicates Center for Jazz Education

George Wein, jazz musician and festival creator, at a ceremony to dedicate the George and Joyce Wein Jazz Heritage Center
Zack Smith

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival continues its 44th year of music today at the Fair Grounds. This morning a new music education center was dedicated to one of the festival’s founders, George Wein, and his wife Joyce.

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7:00 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Local Officials Pressed To Stop Deportation Of Undocumented Workers

Congress of Day Laborers spokeswoman Jacinta Gonzalez and New Orleans City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell say local agencies should not be helping in the deportation of undocumented workers.

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The Congress of Day Laborers is pressing local elected officials to investigate reports that undocumented workers are being detained and deported. The complaints center on the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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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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