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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. 

Community Impact Series
8:48 am
Tue January 31, 2012

St. Bernard Battered Women's Program

In 2009, St. Bernard Parish resident Elizabeth Richardson was the victim of extreme violence. She feels blessed to be alive, though she still grieves for her daughter, India Mahoney, who did not survive.

 

“He came in at 5:30 in the morning and he shot me in the face three times and my 18-year-old daughter was killed that morning, point blank,” Richardson says. “And then this man left the house and locked the door and ran off like nothing happened.”

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Photo Gallery
8:50 pm
Sun January 29, 2012

New Orleans Comic Con Wraps Up Super Weekend

Jason Saul WWNO

Thousands of fans of all shapes, sizes, colors and alien species packed the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center this weekend for the 2012 Wizard World Comic Con.

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Community Impact Series
7:27 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Ashé Cultural Arts Center

The Ashé Cultural Arts Center in Central City.
Ian McNulty WWNO

Giselle Nakhid leads a community dance class early one evening at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center in the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans. The class is called Sistas Making a Change, and as the name suggests, the ladies who participate in this free, weekly gathering get more than a few dance moves. They hear from experts on health topics, they share a healthy meal and they bask in a sense of togetherness.

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Notes from New Orleans
2:12 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

NOTMC CEO Mark Romig

Mark Romig, CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation.

This week on Notes from New Orleans, a weekly peek inside the unique life and culture of our region, Sharon Litwin focuses on the many upcoming tourism activities slated for 2012.

To read a related article, vist Nolavie.com.

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