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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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All Things New Orleans
7:41 pm
Thu December 29, 2011

Kermit Ruffins, Leah Chase, and the residents of the New Orleans batture

On this year-end edition of All Things New Orleans we highlighting some of our most interesting stories from 2011. We'll hear from Kermit Ruffins, Leah Chase, and the residents of the New Orleans batture.

Jack Hopke is your host for WWNO's weekly news magazine.

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Community Impact
6:36 pm
Tue December 27, 2011

Northshore Focus: Ice Man Dip and Dash

Franco's Fitness is celebrating the New Year with an exciting event that will challenge even the most athletically-inclined. Jollaine Schear talks with the organizers and participants of the event about what they have in store.

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American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen
4:15 pm
Tue December 27, 2011

American Graduate: Pushouts

WWNO's first in a three-part series of feature reports in conjunction with "American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen"; a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities find solutions to address the dropout crisis.

We're taking a look at issues involving public schools in New Orleans, with Dr. Andre Perry of Loyola University reviewing problems in the education system, how New Orleans is faring, and what's on the horizon for improvements.

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All Things New Orleans
7:37 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

All Things New Orleans: Media Saturation, Prospect.2, and Louis Armstrong

Gwen Thompkins contemplates the effects of media over-saturation; Paul Maassen speaks with the powers behind Prospect.2; and music writer Richard Harris reviews a new boxed set of Louis Armstrong's material.

Jack Hopke is your host for WWNO's weekly news magazine.

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Arts & Culture
12:49 pm
Sun December 18, 2011

Public Radio's Best: Stephen King

Author Stephen King.

Author Stephen King spoke at the Academy of the Sacred Heart this past October to discuss his new book, his career as a writer, and his first trip to New Orleans. WWNO was on site to record the event, which included a question and answer session with audience after King spoke.

Arts & Culture
11:06 am
Sun December 11, 2011

New Orleans Noir: Private Chick

The first play in the New Orleans Noir world premiere broadcast is Private Chick by Julie Smith, a former journalist and the author of 20 mysteries featuring three female sleuths and one neglected guy. Private Chick is read by local actors James Bartelle, Kerry Cahill, Andrew Farrier, Vatican Lokey, Mathew Mickal, and Mandy Zirkenbach. Stay tuned after the play for a short interview with the playwright.

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Arts & Culture
11:06 am
Sun December 11, 2011

New Orleans Noir: Spin Cycle

The second play in Southern Rep and WWNO's New Orleans Noir broadcast is Spin Cycle by Greg Herren. Greg is the author of seventeen novels and editor of eleven anthologies. Spin Cycle is read by local actors James Bartelle, Kesha Bullard, Jason Kirkpatrick, Wendy Miklovic and John Neisler. Stay tuned following the performance for a short interview with playwright Greg Herren.

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Audubon Zoo
5:29 am
Mon January 5, 2009

Audubon Zoo tapir celebrates historic birthday

The Audubon Zoo is marking a milestone birthday for a tapir called Melon. He's the second oldest of his kind in zoo captivity.

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