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10:57 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Wendell Pierce On 'Making Groceries' In The Big Easy

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Police in New Orleans are investigating a shooting that took place yesterday during a Mother's Day parade. New Orleans Police Chief Ronal Serpas says law enforcement is still investigating the matter.

RONAL SERPAS: It appears that these two or three people just, for a reason unknown to us, started shooting at, towards or in the crowd. It was over in just a couple seconds. Police were everywhere.

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Community
8:27 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Community Impact Series: New Orleans Kids Partnership

In the new landscape of public education in New Orleans, many students crisscross the city each day to attend classes. But a new initiative is aimed at making the neighborhood school just down the street into a more accessible hub to find enrichment programs and other services.

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Community
8:25 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Community Impact Series: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Family members are often the first to notice signs of mental illness in a loved one, and in many cases they hold the key to unlocking treatment. One local nonprofit is helping them cope with the impact of mental illness on the whole family and showing them how to be better advocates for the long haul.

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Community
6:19 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Kingsley House Hosts 4th Annual Friendraiser Luncheon

The 19th Century Kingsley House Front Gates

Vice President of the Kingsley House Board Miles Thomas explains why all are invited to (and would enjoy) the annual Friendraiser luncheon.

The Kingsley House is holding its 4th Annual Friendraiser Luncheon on April 30, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Known as 'the oldest settlement house in the South', Kingsley House was founded in 1896 and started off as a settlement house for immigrants to overcome language cultural and social barriers as they came to settle in New Orleans.

Today, the mission is to educate children, strengthen families and improve community.  The organization  achieves this through childcare, healthcare for adults and seniors, after school teen programs, family counseling services... and that’s just the shortlist.

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Community Impact Series
8:26 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Local Nonprofit Helps Cultivate Film Community

As film production work pours into Louisiana, a nonprofit media arts group is helping locals access jobs and cultivating a more robust local film community. 


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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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Community
8:20 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Community Impact Series: Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association

A high school student shows up at her community center for homework help and a few years later she's an advocate for reforming her community's public schools. That's just the latest chapter for a nonprofit tapping the potential of young leaders in New Orleans East.


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Andre Perry Commentary
4:51 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

How Do You Like That White Chocolate?

Dr. Andre Perry

How do you like that white chocolate?

According to units sold, America apparently loves it. White soul man Justin Timberlake sold approximately a million copies of his new album The 20/20 Experience in its first week — his highest first week gains to date. His totals are outpacing his black contemporaries.

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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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