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WWNO News Features
1:16 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Tom Piazza's Book-Length Essay "Why New Orleans Matters"

New Orleans – The failure of the federal levees that put 80 percent of New Orleans under water after Katrina blew over the city - was followed in rapid succession by the government's disastrous response to the flood - and a parade of elected officials - including then Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert - questioning the value of New Orleans - and the wisdom of rebuilding it. Those were the circumstances in which writer Tom Piazza felt called to action in early September, 2005...

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WWNO News Features
5:22 pm
Thu August 19, 2010

Harry Shearer's "The Big Uneasy"

The Big Uneasy

New Orleans, LA – Humorist Harry Shearer is best known for his work on "The Simpsons" as the voice of Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, and others. He can be heard Sunday evenings at 8pm on WWNO, hosting his radio program "Le Show."

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WWNO News Features
6:12 pm
Tue August 17, 2010

Remembrance of Photographer Herman Leonard

New Orleans – When photographer Herman Leonard died Saturday in Los Angeles - at age 87 - he left a rich legacy of some of the finest photographic portraits ever made of such iconic American musicians as Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington and Mile Davis. This remembrance is drawn from a 1996 interview with WWNO's Fred Kasten...

For more information on Herman Leonard and his work - please click here .

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WWNO News Features
11:30 pm
Thu August 12, 2010

New Documentary About Life After Katrina - "Land of Opportunity" - Premieres in New Orleans

New Orleans – Acclaimed filmmaker Luisa Dantas talks about her new documentary delving into the challenges, setbacks and triumphs of life after Katrina - "Land of Opportunity" - which premieres in New Orleans Saturday evening, August 14, 2010...

For more information about "Land of Opportunity" - and its sneak preview screening at Warren Easton High School Saturday evening, August 14, 2010 - please click here .

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WWNO News Features
3:42 pm
Thu August 12, 2010

Chasing Alternative Energy Sources: Solar Integration

Residents consider solar panels

New Orleans, LA – WWNO's Paul Maassen interviews Julian Thomas.

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WWNO News Features
12:14 am
Wed August 11, 2010

School Based Health Centers in Peril

WWNO News Features
1:51 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

After The Storm: The New Orleans Index at Five

New Orleans, LA – Chief demographer Allison Plyer spoke with WWNO's Paul Maassen about the GNOCDC's index, describing how the data was collected and what citizens can expect to find in it's results.

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WWNO News Features
11:44 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Tavis Smiley PBS special on New Orleans premiers 7-21-10

New Orleans, LA – Public Radio and Television Host Tavis Smiley has a national PBS special on New Orleans looking at the city 5 years after Katrina. It premiers 7-21-10 7pm locally on WYES. WWNO's Paul Maassen spoke with Tavis about the show.

WWNO News Features
11:17 am
Fri July 9, 2010

Landrieu Outlines Plans in 'State of the City' Address

New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu has skipped the tradition of delivering the annual address after a year on the job. As Landrieu took the oath of office in early May, he was learning about a deficit he now says is $67 million dollars. And BP's oil spill was just beginning to unfold into the largest one in American history. He was just a few minutes into his speech at Xavier University when he talked about the disaster in the Gulf.

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WWNO News Features
11:15 am
Fri July 9, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill and Mental Health

New Orleans – In late June, the oil disaster claimed two more lives, one of them a suicide. This heightened awareness of the psychological effects of the disaster. Zoe Sullivan has more.

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