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6:00 am
Mon June 18, 2012

New Orleans Pastor Set To Be First African-American President of Southern Baptist Convention

The Rev. Fred Luter of the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church
Heather Pendergraft Southern Baptist Convention

The pastor of the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church is poised this week to become the first African-American president of the Southern Baptist Convention. His career as a church pastor was not something he imagined as a child.

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Media
4:00 am
Thu June 14, 2012

'A Morning Ritual': New Orleans Fights For Its Paper

A New Orleans newspaper stand holds copies of Wednesday's Times-Picayune, which announced layoffs for 200 employees.
Debbie Elliott NPR

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 6:07 am

What happens when a media company wants to take away your daily newspaper? In New Orleans, you take to the streets.

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World Café
6:49 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Sense Of Place: Ani DiFranco's Fresh Perspective On New Orleans

As part of the Roots of Music Program in New Orleans, kids have access to music education not provided in schools. Ani DiFranco sits on the Program's Board of Directors.
Bob Giardini

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 1:42 pm

This week, World Cafe invites listeners to discover the music of New Orleans with the series Sense of Place.

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The Times-Picayune
6:00 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Longtime Times-Picayune Journalists Included In Staff Cuts

Erin Krall

New Orleans is set to become the largest metro area in America without a daily newspaper. The award-winning Times-Picayune is laying off half its news staff.

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The Times-Picayune
12:44 am
Wed June 13, 2012

City news organizations respond to Times-Picayune layoffs

News of the widespread layoffs at The Times-Picayune, the city’s only daily newspaper and a mainstay of morning routine for generations of New Orleanians, continued to reverberate throughout the city’s media establishment late Tuesday.

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Latest News
4:00 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Times-Picayune Cuts Newsroom Staff By 50 percent

Erin Krall

Half of the news department at the Times-Picayune is being cut. Some employees are being offered a spot in the digital Nola.com operation.

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Developing: The Times-Picayune
3:34 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Times-Picayune Announces Layoffs; Nearly 50% of Newsroom Cut

Erin Krall WWNO

Layoffs began at The Times-Picayune today, as the newspaper shifts from a seven-day-a-week printed product to an online news organization.

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New Orleans Mosquitoes
10:28 am
Tue June 12, 2012

New Orleans Steps Up Mosquito Fight

New Orleans officials say the city's Mosquito and Termite Control Board has detected higher numbers of mosquitoes in the city.

That includes the variety known as the Southern house mosquito, identified as a carrier of West Nile virus.

The city said Monday in a news release that the board has responded by using insecticides targeting mosquito larvae and adults. Also, adult mosquitoes are being treated by fog trucks and by airplane.

Latest News
6:00 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Times-Picayune Staff Learning Extent of Job Cuts

Erin Krall WWNO

Times-Picayune employees will be in meetings today to learn if they’re losing their jobs. Leading advertisers are joining a campaign to fight the cutbacks.

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12:03 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Major Advertisers Join Citizens’ Group to Save Times-Picayune, Urge Owners to Print Seven Days

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Major advertisers and businesses in the New Orleans region, who together spend millions of dollars in advertising annually in The Times-Picayune, have joined “The Times-Picayune Citizens’ Group” in the call to keep the newspaper printing seven days a week.
Major Advertisers Join Citizens' Group to Save Times-Picayune, Urge Owners to Print Seven Days Times-Picayune Citizens' Group NEW ORLEANS - Major advertisers and businesses in the New Orleans metropolitan area, who together spend millions of dollars in advertising annually in The Times-Picayune, have joined "The Times-Picayune Citizens' Group" in the call to keep the newspaper printing seven days a week.

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