On May 22 at Loyola University, The Lens’ Bob Marshall moderated a discussion among experts about the condition of the Louisiana coast and what can be done to restore it.

Appearing on the panel:

Join Us Today For SpeakEasy!

May 23, 2013

Join WWNO — New Orleans Public Radio this Thursday, May 23 for our latest SpeakEasy — starting at 6 p.m. at Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal Street). SpeakEasy is a great way to  meet other WWNO listeners and some of the voices you hear on the air, plus it's free and all are welcome.

Is It 'Last Call' For Louisiana's Coast?

May 22, 2013

Join WWNO — New Orleans Public Radio and Bob Marshall, The Lens’ Coastal Desk reporter, on Wednesday, May 22, for an in-depth discussion of coastal issues discussed in our new series The Louisiana Coast: Last Call.

The series reveals this sobering consensus from coastal scientists and state officials: If the master plan for the coast isn’t completed over the next 40 years, most of southeast Louisiana will be under water before the end of the century.

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!Live is a national cinecast of the weekly radio show from NPR, featuring host Peter Sagal and official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell. For this big screen adaptation of the popular radio news quiz, Sagal and Kasell will quiz Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

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Preparations are beginning to mark next month’s visit of the Dalai Lama. New Orleans officials and religious leaders are revealing details this weekend.

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Partying at French Quarter Fest can be serious work. If you’re looking to take a break there’s few places better than one of the French Quarter’s classic bars — and there’s no shortage of them.

We’ve highlighted a few of our favorites below, along with a couple of brand-new classics to add to the pantheon. Have some favorites of your own? Add them in the comments below and we’ll update the story.


WWNO — New Orleans Public Radio and Christwood Retirement Community invite you to a live-audience recording of The Reading Life with Susan Larson. It takes place Friday, April 19 at 2 p.m.

Featuring three distinctive local authors and their books about New Orleans women in history:

Emily Clark
Susan Tucker
Chris Wiltz

Christwood Retirement Community
100 Christwood Boulevard
Covington, LA

Find out where it's all at this weekend with this map of the 2013 French Quarter Festival.

The map highlights music stages, bars and clubs with performances, and everything from food booths to restrooms to ATM locations. You can click on the map for a larger version, or download the map here.

The French Quarter Festival begins this Thursday, April 11.

WWNO's Second SpeakEasy Is Tonight!

Mar 26, 2013

You're invited to join WWNO — New Orleans Public Radio for our next SpeakEasy tonight, Thursday, March 28, at 6:00 p.m. at Chickie Wah Wah. 

A Night With WWNO: Our First SpeakEasy

Mar 4, 2013
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WWNO’s “SpeakEasy” series kicked off this past Thursday with a conversation that meandered through tourism, politics, and the future of New Orleans under the red stage lights at Chickie Wah Wah.