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Community Impact
11:09 am
Tue October 4, 2011

Community Impact Series -- New Orleans Jazz Restoration Society

One of the landmark, but neglected, buildings along the 400 block of South Rampart Street.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –

Recalling the day, decades past, when the childhood home of Louis Armstrong was demolished still makes Bobby McIntrye wince. Then, there's the much fresher example of the home of early New Orleans jazz great Sidney Bechet, torn down in a post-Katrina anti-blight push.

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Community Impact
10:15 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Community Impact Series - Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children

New Orleans, La. –
When Ernest Johnson's teenage son was sent to a juvenile detention center, the New Orleans father found that his own trials were just beginning.

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Community Impact
1:55 pm
Tue September 20, 2011

Community Impact Series -- Children's Health Project

Carlos Naranjo and Dr. Alina Olteanu of the New Orleans Children's Health Project at their mobile clinic -- a pediatrics office on wheels.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –

In the course of her day, New Orleans pediatrician Dr. Alina Olteanu will conduct the usual array of screenings and immunizations her young patients need, while also educating parents about health issues from lead exposure to obesity. This is the normal work of a pediatrician. But there's something different about the way she delivers such care.

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Community Impact
11:11 am
Tue September 13, 2011

Community Impact Series -- Digital Opportunity Trust

DOT

New Orleans, La. –
Getting technology in the classroom has been a mantra within education circles for years. But the marching orders for one nonprofit now at work in the New Orleans area is about getting the most out of it.

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Community Impact
2:35 pm
Tue August 30, 2011

Community Impact Series -- Healthy Lifestyle Choices

New Orleans, La. –
As a nursing student at Louisiana State University, Bryan Buechler will one day care for people with any manner of ailment or injury. Today, however, he's part of a program that teaches young school children how to avoid many of the very same conditions that could require his attention in the future.

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Community Impact
12:18 pm
Tue August 23, 2011

Community Impact Series -- Junebug Productions

John O'Neal of Junebug Productions

New Orleans, La. –

A new play from the local nonprofit Junebug Productions is called "Trying to Find My Way Back Home," and it's ostensibly about the story of modern Haiti, the struggles of everyday people there and the way this relates to the African American experience closer to home. Deeper though, this play, staged at the Ash Cultural Arts Center in Central City, takes on themes of brotherhood, the power of community and, ultimately, love. Actor Kwame Ross explains:

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Community Impact
11:09 am
Tue August 16, 2011

Community Impact Series -- Donated Dental Services

New Orleans, La. –
For many people a trip to the dentist is just part of the routine of personal health, and for them serious problems are rare. But then there are patients that Metairie dentist Dr. Ray Unland sees as a volunteer with the nonprofit called Donated Dental Services.

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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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