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Community Impact
7:00 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Helps Delgado Students Jump Legal Hurdles

Single Stop and its partners served over five thousand students and their families
Eve Abrams

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services helps people tackle civil legal issues for a stronger, safer, better life.

James Welch is a staff attorney at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, and two days a week he works at a place called Single Stop.

“We have so many students who come in here when they just need a rest, a place to come where no one is snarling at them,” laughs Welch. “Unfortunately, it’s tough. This is like an oasis.”

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Community
4:39 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Community Impact: School Leadership Center

Dr. Anna Faye Caminita is head of school at McDonogh 42 Charter School, and one of the school leaders the School Leadership Center works with.
Eve Abrams

The School Leadership Center is in its 17th year of developing Louisiana’s public and non-public school leaders in order to increase student achievement.

“The way I like to describe the School Leadership Center is that imagine an organization whose sole purpose was to help schools get better,” says Brian Riedlinger, the CEO of the School Leadership Center.

Dr. Anna Faye Caminita is head of school at McDonogh 42 Charter School, and one of the school leaders the School Leadership Center works with.

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Listening Post NOLA
9:26 am
Thu April 16, 2015

The Listening Post Asks: Preservation And/Or Development?

This historical building on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard is currently occupied by a church organization.
Kate Richardson

WWNO's Listening Post project asks questions about local news in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and reports back on the community's response. This week the Listening Post examines the role of preservation in New Orleans. How does it work with and against development? Who decides what's worth preserving? And why does it matter? 

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Community
7:08 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Cityscapes: Richard Campanella On A 7th Ward Puzzle

The peculiar pocket of the 7th Ward, unraveled by Richard Campanella.
Nola.com/The Times-Picayune

Each month we talk with Richard Campanella about his Cityscapes column for Nola.com and The Times-Picayune. This month the Professor of Geography at the Tulane School of Architecture delves into a bizarre street pattern that pops up in the 7th Ward.

Seen from above, he says, this particular parcel of land and the way its streets intersect looks like the floor of a messy tailor's shop, scraps and remnants rather than any type of clear-cut pattern.

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Listening Post NOLA
8:36 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Listening Post Question Of The Week: How Would You Transform A Vacant Building In Your Neighborhood?

Blight affects most neighborhoods in New Orleans. We want to know how you would develop vacant properties in your area.

Last month the city council approved plans for a Cuban restaurant to occupy a vacant gas station on the corner of Rampart and Esplanade. The development has been controversial from the get-go, as some neighborhood residents contend that the restaurant will bring unwanted traffic and noise to the quiet end of the French Quarter.

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Community Impact
7:55 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Lower 9th Ward Center For Sustainable Engagement & Development Advocates For Healthier Neighborhood

Arthur Johnson stands inside the new barge board house.
Eve Abrams WWNO

Since its formation in 2006, the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development has worked hard to advocate for a healthier, more sustainable Lower 9th Ward.

“We are in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana,” declares Arthur Johnson, CEO of the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development. “This is on the Holy Cross side. The river is right on my right. I can see the tall ships from here.  That’s how close we are to the river.

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Listening Post NOLA
9:02 am
Thu April 2, 2015

The Listening Post Asks: Do You Worry About Coastal Erosion?

Saltwater intrusion has killed many cypress trees in the swamps of southeast Louisiana.
Listening Post

WWNO's Listening Post project asks questions about local news in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and reports back on the community's response. This week the Listening Post joins forces with WWNO's Coastal Desk to present the Listening Coast. How do residents of southeast Louisiana feel about and plan for their uncertain future? 

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Animal Life
7:08 pm
Sun March 29, 2015

Animal Life: What Happened To The Manx Cat's Tail?

Manx cats have no tails, but they get along just fine.
David Rush

 

Have you ever seen a cat without a tail? It was probably a Manx cat

This breed originated centuries ago on the Isle of Man, off the coast of England. The missing tail is actually a genetic mutation that appeared on the island at some point. The mutation thrived in the isolated location, eventually producing its own distinct breed of cat. 

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Community
8:55 am
Thu March 26, 2015

NOPD Task Forces Diminished, Consolidated

Mounted police in the French Quarter
wikimedia.org

The City of New Orleans has announced new efforts to improve safety in the French Quarter, including deploying half of the NOPD’s special task force – eight officers – to that neighborhood each day. Robert Morris of Uptown Messenger recently reported for the Gambit on the status of NOPD task force work city-wide.

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Listening Post NOLA
2:05 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

The Listening Post Asks: Where Do You Spend Time Outdoors In New Orleans?

We asked you to text us a picture of your favorite outdoor spot in New Orleans. Here's what you sent!

WWNO's Listening Post project asks questions about local news in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and reports back on the community's response. This week the Listening Post gets some fresh air. What do people do outdoors in New Orleans? Where would you add a park in the city?

It’s spring, and a lot of New Orleanians are headed to City Park, including the overgrown area that used to be a golf course before Hurricane Katrina.

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