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40th Anniversary
1:34 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Celebrate WWNO's 40th Anniversary!

Amid everything that we are doing here at 89.9 WWNO, we are also squeezing in a commemoration of our 40th Anniversary.

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Mardi Gras
4:05 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Rex Marks End of 2012 Major Krewe Parades

New Orleans is marking Fat Tuesday with traditional parades and parties in the French Quarter. Tourism officials are estimating a million people are attending the annual celebration.

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Community Impact
8:22 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Community Impact Series: Coastal Communities Consulting

Sandy Nguyen runs Coastal Communities Consulting.
GNOF

On the water, commercial fishermen are accustomed to being self sufficient and independent. But the nonprofit Coastal Communities Consulting helps build the sustainability of these businesses dockside, in the world of loans, taxes, tuition and ever-changing seafood prices.

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Mardi Gras
4:00 am
Tue February 21, 2012

New Orleans Ready for Fat Tuesday

Hundreds of thousands of people are jamming the streets of New Orleans as Mardi Gras builds to Fat Tuesday celebrations. Rainy conditions haven’t stopped the party.

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Community Impact
8:20 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Community Impact Series: Leading Educators

How one nonprofit helps early- and mid-career educators build professional leadership skills that go beyond classroom instruction.

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Public Health
4:00 am
Wed February 8, 2012

City Scrambles to Find Mental Health Beds At Risk From LSU Cuts

LSU is planning $15 million in cutbacks for mental health services provided at the interim hospital in New Orleans.

A proposal to cut mental services at the Interim LSU hospital system in New Orleans has officials scrambling to find space to treat the mentally ill. Officials say the cuts are not only a health issue, but also a matter of public safety.

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Community Impact Series
8:48 am
Tue January 31, 2012

St. Bernard Battered Women's Program

In 2009, St. Bernard Parish resident Elizabeth Richardson was the victim of extreme violence. She feels blessed to be alive, though she still grieves for her daughter, India Mahoney, who did not survive.

 

“He came in at 5:30 in the morning and he shot me in the face three times and my 18-year-old daughter was killed that morning, point blank,” Richardson says. “And then this man left the house and locked the door and ran off like nothing happened.”

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Community Impact Series
7:27 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Ashé Cultural Arts Center

The Ashé Cultural Arts Center in Central City.
Ian McNulty WWNO

Giselle Nakhid leads a community dance class early one evening at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center in the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans. The class is called Sistas Making a Change, and as the name suggests, the ladies who participate in this free, weekly gathering get more than a few dance moves. They hear from experts on health topics, they share a healthy meal and they bask in a sense of togetherness.

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City Curfew
10:33 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

New Orleans City Council Lowers Curfew for Minors Around French Quarter

The New Orleans City Council has approved an 8 p.m. weekend curfew for 16-year-olds and those younger in the French Quarter and in the area around Frenchmen Street in the Faubourg Marigny.

The move comes as officials try to curb shootings involving minors. Mayor Mitch Landrieu says he supports the move.

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WWNO News Reports
9:31 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Mayor Landrieu Forms Midnight Basketball League to Fight Crime

The city of New Orleans is launching a midnight basketball program at the St. Bernard community center. Eileen Fleming reports it's part of the Save Our Sons initiative designed to keep young men out of trouble.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the midnight basketball league is linked to his Crime Action Summit held last September, where residents suggested that young people have recreational options for using their spare time.

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