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Notes from New Orleans
2:05 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

City Park's Fundraising Strategist

Bob Becker, CEO of City Park

City Park, a former plantation in the heart of New Orleans, hosts a collection of fine art, 600 year-old live oaks, music festivals, and over eleven million visitors each year. And since Hurricane Katrina the park has generated some serious revenue. On this week's Notes from New Orleans, we'll listen to Bob Becker, CEO of City Park, for this story of revitalization.

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French Quarter Festival
10:22 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

2012 French Quarter Festival Music Schedule

Thursday and Friday schedule.
2012 French Quarter Festival

Stay on top of what you want to see before you even get to the French Quarter!

Click on the images to the left to view this weekend's music lineup, or download high-resolution .pdfs to print and take with you below.

And don't forget to come say hello! WWNO will be at the French Quarter Festival all weekend, in our booth right across Dectaur Street from Jackson Square. Drop by with questions, comments, concerns... or maybe even a complement or two! We'd love to meet you!

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French Quarter Festival
9:27 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

2012 French Quarter Festival Map

2012 French Quarter Festival event map.

Find your way around the French Quarter Festival!

Click the image to the left for a large version of this year's FQF map, or download a .pdf copy here.

The Two-Way
1:59 pm
Sat April 7, 2012

Ploompf!! Pillow Fights Erupt Across The Globe

A pillow fight in London's Trafalgar Square in London, April 7, 2012.
Olivia Harris Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:53 am

If it's not already marked on your calendar, here's your warning: Today is International Pillow Fight Day. Cities around the world are taking the holiday seriously — as serious as a pillow fight can be, anyway.

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The Salt
3:12 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Indian Engineers Build A Stronger Society With School Lunch Program

The Akshaya Patra Foundation, a nonprofit based in Bangalore, partners with the government to make close to 1.3 million nutritious meals a day for schoolchildren throughout India.
Ryan Lobo for NPR

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:54 am

At a government-run public middle school in Bangalore, the blackboard's cracking, the textbooks are tattered and most of the students are barefoot.

But with all those challenges, the biggest obstacle that teachers face in keeping kids in school is hunger. Many students show up at school having had nothing to eat for breakfast.

On mornings one student comes to school hungry, the thought of school makes her break down, she says.

"When I had to get on the bus, I would start crying," says K. Suchitra, 13.

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Notes from New Orleans
4:56 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Hero of the New South

Richard McCarthy, Executive Director of the Crescent City Farmer's Market

Listeners may be familiar with Richard McCarthy, host of the Farmer's Market Minute. But perhaps you haven't heard that his ongoing efforts with the Crescent City Farmer's Market have garnered him an award with Southern Living. McCarthy recently spoke with Sharon Litwin about the work he's done to bring food directly from the field to your table. 

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The Listening Room
10:12 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Swimming Upstream: The Great Lakes

The Great Lakes hold a massive amount of water. They contain one fifth of the world’s fresh surface water.

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The Listening Room
5:28 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

State of the Re:Union

People are few and far between in Wyoming.  Those that do live here prize tradition, self-reliance, and their connection to the land.  So when change comes to the high plains—an oil boom, a minister with new ideas—communities here are tested.

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An Evening With Ira Glass
1:29 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Photos from Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass

S. Asher Tulane University

WWNO presented Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass on Saturday, March 10, 8:00 p.m. at McAlister Auditorium. Take a look at the slideshow for photos from the event..

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All Things New Orleans
11:08 am
Fri February 3, 2012

ATNO 2/2/12

Paul Maassen speaks with  Peter Fos, the new President of UNO; Sharon Litwin scoops the details behind Krewe Delusional; and the new head of Build Now drops in for a visit. 

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