9:51 am
Wed March 13, 2013

New Orleans Awarded Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Roadmaps to Health Prize

The Fit NOLA program strives to make New Orleans one of the fittest cities in America by its 300th anniversary in 2018.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

New Orleans is one of six cities in the United States to receive the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Road Maps to Health Prize, a $25,000 award dedicated to improving health at the population level.

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3:14 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

A Night With WWNO: Our First SpeakEasy

Panel members Paul Maassen, Ian McNulty, Nick Spitzer and Edward Anderson.
Chris Nausley

WWNO’s “SpeakEasy” series kicked off this past Thursday with a conversation that meandered through tourism, politics, and the future of New Orleans under the red stage lights at Chickie Wah Wah.

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8:25 am
Fri March 1, 2013

People vs. Pets? Plans For City Dog Parks Draw Growls From Some Owners

Dogs tussle at Mickey Markey Park
Katy Reckdahl

If you own a dog in New Orleans, there are two places where your dog can legally run around off-leash: your yard and City Bark, the private dog park in City Park.

The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission wants to change that. NORD-C has selected two off-leash dog-runs for each district, but with city money tight there’s no telling when they’ll be built.

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7:00 am
Wed February 27, 2013

USDA Local-Food Initiative Announced At Hollygrove Farm

Chef Paul Prudhomme melts some butter to use with local produce and spices.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

USDA announces "food hubs" program.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is pushing a new shopping method called “food hubs” to get more local produce to market. Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan made the announcement at the Hollygrove Market and Farm in New Orleans.

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7:00 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Mayor Landrieu Announces Return of Midnight Basketball League

Mayor Landrieu makes the announcement at the gym of KIPP Central City High School.
Tyler A. Gamble Mayor's Office

Announcement at KIPP Central City High School.

Basketball is once again part of a plan to reduce violence in New Orleans. Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the third season of the city’s midnight basketball league, this time to be held in Central City.

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7:00 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Lower Ninth Ward Releases Plan For Getting Fresh Food

A community effort to establish a fresh-food market in the Lower Ninth Ward is taking shape. The first step is in a new plan written by residents.

Residents discuss plan to get fresh food establishment in the neighborhood.

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7:00 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Veterans Advocate Pushes For More Jobs

Paul Rieckhoff discusses veterans issues.

Amid the parties and hoopla that come with a Super Bowl, there is some serious business going on behind the scenes. There’s a drive under way to get more jobs for veterans.

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1:46 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

StubHub Announces $50K Grant to Roots of Music

StubHub, the online ticket marketplace, announced the launch of a philanthropic program to spotlight outstanding grassroots nonprofit organizations in a press release today, as well as its first award: a $50,000 grant to The Roots of Music Foundation.

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10:00 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Hurricane Katrina Recovery Info From The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center

Seven years after Hurricane Katrina, five years after the onset of the Great Recession, and nearly three years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, what does the very latest data say about how the city and region are doing?

New Orleans is a smaller city but is still growing.

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7:00 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Martin Luther King Jazz Awards Recipients Honored

Jazz Awards handed out at Royal Sonesta Hotel.

Five New Orleans leaders are the recipients of this year’s Martin Luther King Jazz Awards handed out at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse. The founder of the Project Prodigy music program, Joe Saulsbury, is honored separately for his work. The honorees at the 4th annual event represent a wide variety of professions.

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