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8:00 am
Wed May 20, 2015

Northshore Thrift Store Offers Cat Therapy

St. Francis Animal Sanctuary thrift store cat room volunteers Dawn Edmonson, Sandy Grabner, Sibyl Eckert and Barbara Croznier are self-proclaimed cat ladies.
Credit Tegan Wendland / WWNO

Thrifty shoppers often seek hidden treasures and surprises at thrift stores. But visitors at one store outside New Orleans can also help stray animals.

The St. Francis Animal Sanctuary thrift store offers a unique gathering place for the Mandeville community — a room full of happy cats.
 

Sometimes customers are surprised when they notice one corner of the St. Francis Animal Sanctuary thrift store is screened off. It holds about 20 cats, who lounge around and play with one another while volunteers sit in recliners and pet them.

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Features
5:25 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

'Million Dollar Scholar' Software Helps College-Bound Students Pay For School

Derrius Quarles (L) and Ras Asan (R) co-founded the education funding startup Million Dollar Scholar, based in New Orleans.
Ras Asan

Derrius Quarles and Ras Asan are co-founders of the education funding start-up Million Dollar Scholar.

Growing up in Chicago with few resources, Derrius Quarles shocked everyone when he took the initiative and won over a million dollars in scholarships and awards to attend college. As an undergraduate at Morehouse College, he met Ras Asan, and the two decided to take Derrius' know-how to more students who could use it.

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Features
8:30 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Mandeville Market Builds Community

The Mandeville Trailhead has hosted the community market for the past 13 years.
Credit Tegan Wendland / WWNO

Every week in Old Mandeville, the gray stucco train depot comes alive for the Mandeville Trailhead Community Market. Sponsored by the city, it saw about 24,000 visitors last year and hosts about 60 vendors every Saturday.

The market is a place to buy local crafts, soap, honey, baked goods and plants. Plus, it provides many with companionship and community.

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Bring Your Own
8:19 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Library Runaway'

Letterpress image of woman reading by Sophie Lucido Johnson
Credit Sophie Lucido Johnson

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have seven minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

On May 2 you can vote on future funding for the public library system in New Orleans. It's called a Millage Proposition.

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Bring Your Own
5:42 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Bring Your Own Presents: 'The Celine Experience'

Riot Mueller goes through the highs and lows of seeing her all time favorite musician in concert for the first time.
Credit Jess Pinkham / Bring Your Own

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

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Features
8:33 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Hammond Garden Center A Place To Connect

Options staff Linda Vise, Christie Gardner and Louisa Landwehr on a recent Saturday morning.
Credit Tegan Wendland / WWNO

A nonprofit organization in Hammond called OPTIONS aims to help people with disabilities find meaningful work, and to also facilitate meaningful community relationships.
 

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Features
3:16 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Tensions Flare Over New Orleans City Park Golf Course

Jeff Katz, a member of the City Park For Everyone Coalition protest group, looks through a chain link fence. In the distance are police vehicles gathered near a man occupying a tree.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

UPDATE: March 28, 11:31 p.m.

The individual occupying the tree in a City Park construction area is believed to be in possession of two "incendiary devices."

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UPDATE: March 28, 5:40 p.m.

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Features
11:30 am
Fri March 27, 2015

All Things New Orleans For March 26, 2015

This week on All Things New Orleans, host Jack Hopke speaks with Maxwell Williams, the new artistic director of Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré.

Then producer Laine Kaplan-Levenson takes us to the streets of the Marigny for a second line honoring audio engineer Bill Deputy.

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Bring Your Own
9:43 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Pray Fast'

Evidence that Eve Troeh did indeed run track... even if there are no medals.
Credit Eve Troeh / WWNO

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

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In Memoriam
9:23 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Remembering Bill Deputy

The Panorama Brass Band played Bill Deputy's Second Line. Deputy engineered the band's latest album, "17 Days".
Credit Jesse Hardman / WWNO

Last Sunday, longtime sound engineer Bill Deputy died of lung cancer at the age of 58. Deputy served as All Things Considered’s technical director for many years, and traveled all over the world capturing sound, including the first Mardi Gras after Hurricane Katrina in 2006.

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