Community

Community Impact
6:33 pm
Tue August 9, 2011

Community Impact Series -- KIDsmART

Theater director Andy Vaught leads students during a KIDsmART program.
KIDsmART

New Orleans, La. –
Chavon Thomas, a fifth grader at the Martin Behrman Charter School in Algiers, has no problem naming her favorite part of the school day.

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Community Impact
12:01 pm
Tue July 26, 2011

Community Impact Series -- Latino Farmers Cooperative

Girasol Romero (left) and Kathia Duran with part of the Latino Farmers Cooperative flock.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –
Excitable chickens greet visitors to a coop tucked away behind a Kenner landscaping nursery not far from the river. This is only their temporary home, however. Soon, this boisterous flock will relocate to a new farm now under development by the Latino Farmers Cooperative of Louisiana where they'll produce a lot more than eggs.

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Community Impact
10:20 am
Tue July 19, 2011

Community Impact -- Entertainment Law Legal Assistance Project

Interns from Tulane Law School work one-on-one with local artists and others.
Arts Council/ELLA

New Orleans, La. –
Travis Henry is a young New Orleans musician with high aspirations for his art. He goes by the stage name Sei, and he's creating an audio fusion of many different genres that he hopes will shake things up for New Orleans music. But while Sei exudes confidence in his music, when it comes to the business side of his creative endeavors, he's taking a cautious, measured approach.

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Community Impact
1:39 am
Tue July 12, 2011

Community Impact Series -- Bureau of Governmental Research

Community Impact
12:20 am
Tue July 5, 2011

Community Impact Series -- Louisiana Oudoors Outreach Program

Dan Forman helps middle school students Maritza Zamora and RonDeaja Craig get underway on a City Park lagoon.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –
Eleven-year-old Deron Magee and 13-year-old Shannon Demesme turn their canoe on a dime while paddling a City Park lagoon. Nearby, their peers Maritza Zamora and RonDeaja Craig maneuver their canoe with similar confidence. They look like seasoned pros. In fact, none of these city kids had a chance for much activity like this until they got involved with the Louisiana Outdoors Outreach Program, which everyone here calls LOOP.

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Community Impact
12:43 pm
Tue June 14, 2011

Community Impact Series -- Family Caregiver Support Program

New Orleans, La. –
As her mother Bessie grew older, Uptown resident Anita Williams resolved to take a more active role in caring for her, eventually leaving her job to become a fulltime caregiver at her side. It's a calling based on love and devotion, but Anita admits that she, like others in similar situations, can feel overwhelmed.

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Community Impact
5:04 pm
Mon May 30, 2011

Concert to Benefit Boys and & Girls Club of Covington

Covington, LA – This weekend, two St Tammany Parish residents will be using their love of music to benefit young people in the region. Martha Carr and Jeff Faulkenstein will be producing/hosting a benefit concert by Lucy Wainwright Roche, and the group Girlyman to Benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana. WWNO's Paul Maassen has the story.

 

 

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Community Impact
5:21 pm
Tue May 10, 2011

Community Impact Series -- Just the Right Attitude

Originally run from its founder's garage, this group now serves thousands of meals each month.
Just the Right Attitude

New Orleans, La. –

Hal Chambers was doing well as a self-employed plumber in New Orleans. But as the recession put a chill on large building projects, business started drying up, and soon things got very bad for him.

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Community Impact
3:14 pm
Fri May 6, 2011

Dragon Boat Festival

Northshore Focus – For athletes, water-lovers, and spectators, Madisonville Chamber of Commerce brings a fun and unique way to spend next weekend. Jollaine Schear has more on this spectacle event.

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Community Impact
3:00 pm
Fri May 6, 2011

Northshore Focus: Birdfest

New Orleans, LA – Bird-lovers all across the country will be flocking to St Tammany Parish for the Great Louisiana Birdfest, held from April 15 - 17. Jollaine Schear has more on this annual event held at the Northlake Nature Center.

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