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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

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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.

Adam Young, executive director of the David Toms Foundation, told the audience that many grant proposals cross his desk, but this one was business savvy.

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Red River Radio
11:37 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Centenary College Partners with MLK Health Center for Open Houses

Originally published on Mon April 1, 2013 12:33 pm

A Shreveport community health provider is getting marketing and brand consulting from a group of Centenary College students who are part of a living learning community called Santé. It’s the French word for “health.” Since August, the students have immersed themselves in the work done by MLK Health Center. Scott Myers, a biochemistry major from Monroe, La., said they were able to produce marketing materials through a grant.

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Community
7:00 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Homeless Numbers Plunge In New Orleans Region

Unity of Greater New Orleans Executive Director Martha Kegel explains a major drop in homelessness.

The number of homeless people in Orleans and Jefferson parishes has dropped 79 percent since 2007.  A non-profit dedicated to getting those numbers even lower credits a coordinated effort for the success.

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Community
8:20 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Community Impact Series: Up2Us

The national nonprofit Up2Us recently expanded to New Orleans, bringing more youth sports coaches and a mentoring program that gives students a boost that can extend far from the court or playing field.

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