American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen
4:15 pm
Tue December 27, 2011

American Graduate: Pushouts

WWNO's first in a three-part series of feature reports in conjunction with "American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen"; a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities find solutions to address the dropout crisis.

We're taking a look at issues involving public schools in New Orleans, with Dr. Andre Perry of Loyola University reviewing problems in the education system, how New Orleans is faring, and what's on the horizon for improvements.

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7:17 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

A Haircut to Manhood

Andre Perry discusses the importance of a boy's first haircut.

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University of New Orleans
8:16 am
Mon December 12, 2011

Incoming UNO President Wants Better Marketing of UNO Brand

The University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors has unanimously selected Peter Fos as the new president of the University of New Orleans. 

Fos graduated from UNO in 1972. He's now the director of health policy and system management at LSU Health Sciences Center. After he was selected at the supervisors' Baton Rouge meeting, Fos said his first priority is improving the UNO brand.

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University of New Orleans
6:52 pm
Fri December 9, 2011

New UNO President Selected

The University of New Orleans has a new president, selected by the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors from UNO's own community.

Board members meeting in Baton Rouge announced that Peter Fos will be the new president. Fos graduated from UNO in 1972. He's currently program director for health policy and systems management at the LSU Health Sciences Center. Fos says there are two items on his immediate to-do list.

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6:00 pm
Fri December 9, 2011

Colleges Need to Be More Like Weight Watchers

Dr. Andre Perry

Andre Perry talks about why race should be considered in college enrollment decisions. For a transcript of, or to respond to, this commentary, go to

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Andre Perry Commentary
6:45 pm
Fri December 31, 2010

Mentoring in the New Year

Dr. Andre Perry

Andre Perry contemplates National Mentoring Month.

Dr. Andre Perry is the Associate Dean of the UNO College of Education and CEO of the Capital One-UNO Charter Network.

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Farmers Market Minute
12:45 pm
Sat December 25, 2010

Farmers Markets Closed Christmas Day

Merry Christmas! In a rare moment of commercial restraint, our regions farmers markets are closed for two successive Saturdays. Christmas Day and New Year's Day. This allows for farming families to spend time at home together like everybody else. Needless to say, weekday farmers markets remain open.

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Andre Perry Commentary
4:56 pm
Fri December 24, 2010

Quilts for the Holidays

Andre Perry

Andre Perry compares holiday family bonding with quiltmaking.

WWNO News Reports
6:13 pm
Wed September 8, 2010

Michelle Obama Visits Region To Promote Fitness

Mrs. Obama visited the Brock Elementary School in Slidell, which is nationally recognized for excellence in nutrition. The first lady has been promoting the Let's Move initiative, which has so far focused on eating healthy foods. Now, she says, it's time to encourage more children to earn the President's Active Lifestyle Award. That means exercising five days a week for six weeks.

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Andre Perry Commentary
7:05 am
Fri February 13, 2009

Beyond the Marching Band

Dr. Andre Perry

Dr. Andre Perry discusses the need for arts and culture to return to the school curriculum in New Orleans.

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