New Orleans – Tulane University Finance Professor Peter Ricchiuti has done a number of features for Marketplace through the years - and seen first hand how hard the folks at Marketplace, NPR and WWNO work to sustain top production values and high quality content...
New Orleans, La. – All across New Orleans, Tulane University students are going back to high school. They're working at four schools to establish advanced placement courses, part of a college-readiness program called AdvanceNOLA. While Tulane site coordinators work with teachers and school leaders on the program, Tulane undergrads tutor the high school students, sharing their own recent insight on advanced placement testing and, often, much more.
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.
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.