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7:00 am
Wed March 20, 2013

First African-American UNO Students Reveal Painful Integration Memories

Raphael Cassimere Jr., UNO graduate and UNO professor emeritus of history (far left), moderating a panel discussion with seven of the 55 African-American students who attended LSUNO when it opened in 1958.
Credit University of New Orleans

Two of UNO's first African-American students describe the abuse they endured during the school's 1958 integration.

The University of New Orleans welcomed back some of the first African-American students to attend the school when it opened in 1958. Despite the 55 years that have passed since that time, many recalled vivid details of a painful transition.

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Community
4:11 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Get Down to Business with Capital One

Capital One Bank is accepting applications now through Wednesday, March 20, for their Getting Down To Business program. This is a free, eight month curriculum that offers small business owners the opportunity to grow their businesses, and includes a matched savings component of up to $2,000.

Mark Boucray, Vice President of Capital One Community Development Banking, tells us more about the program and the benefit it provides to the entrepreneurs and community stakeholders alike.

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WRKF
11:35 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Interviews: Authors Charles Riddle and Dr. Sara Gottfried, and Musician Sunny Jane

Originally published on Wed March 20, 2013 10:10 am

Jim talks with Avoyelles Parish District Attorney  and former state legislator Charles Riddle III about his book, "The Outhouse Report".

Musician Sunny Jane, with the group Red Baraat, who'll perform tonight at the Manship Theatre.

Dr. Sara Gottfried, discusses her new book, "the Hormone Cure".


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Out To Lunch
1:48 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Sell Sell Sell

Michelle Seiler Tucker, Peter Ricchiuti and Tracey Moore.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

If you don't have a buyer, you don't have a business, and today on Out to Lunch Peter Ricchiuti gets to the heart and art of the sale.

Mardi Gras Indians
11:37 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Photos From Super Sunday

The rear of a Mardi Gras Indian costume.
Dionne Grayson WWNO

The Sunday closest to St. Joseph's Day is Super Sunday in New Orleans — the second-most important day on the calendar for Mardi Gras Indians, behind Carnival morning itself.

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This Is NPR
6:44 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Photos From Michele Norris' Interview With 'Lean In' Author Sheryl Sandberg

Bruce Guthrie

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 9:56 pm

Last night was "the biggest event in Washington," announced a beaming Shelton Zuckerman to the sold-out crowd gathered in Washington, D.C.'s Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, of which Shelton is a co-founder.

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WRKF
9:28 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Interviews: WAFB's Matt Williams, Advocate Columnist Ed Cullen, CNN's Bryan Monroe

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 11:32 am

WAFB Channel 9 morning news anchor and Crimestoppers reporter Matt Williams drops by, to talks about...everything.

A visit with Advocate columnist, and former  "All Things Considered" host Ed Cullen, who is retiring after 40 years with the paper.

CNN Politics editor Bryan Monroe, who'll be keynote speaker at the Diversity in Media forum Monday night at BRCC.  Jim will moderate that forum.


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WRKF
11:50 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Interviews: Child Welfare Expert Dr. Mark Courtney

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 1:53 pm

Jim talks with child welfare specialist Dr. Mark Courtney, from the University of Chicago, about foster care in Louisiana, and the challenges and problems therein. He's joined by Dana Hunter, from LSU's School of Social Work.

Advertising executive Hunter Territo, President of the American Advertising Federation - Baton Rouge, discusses the latest news on Governor Jindal's proposed tax reforms, and a threatened tax on media advertising.

Dan Borne, President of The LA Chemical Association and a deacon in the Catholic Church, talks about the new pontiff, Pope Francis I.

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Arts & Culture
11:00 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Pope John Paul II in Life and Art at NOMA

Pope John Paul II is honored at an exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

As the Vatican is closing its doors today for cardinals to select a new pope, the New Orleans Museum of Art is opening a show that looks back at the legacy of Pope John Paul II. The exhibit features the art and artifacts of his time.

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Out To Lunch
1:12 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Mom & Pop Mania On Magazine Street

Paul Wilcox, Peter Ricchiuti and Bryan Batt.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

Magazine Street is a seven-mile cavalcade of restaurants, galleries, and boutique stores spanning New Orleans neighborhoods from the Lower Garden District to Uptown. The owners of these businesses are as colorful as their storefronts.

On this edition of Out to Lunch Peter Ricchiuti’s guests are not your traditional mom and pop: Bryan Batt from Hazelnut and Paul Wilcox from Art & Eyes.

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