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WWNO News Features
7:54 am
Wed December 23, 2009

Walter Isaacson's New Book "American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and the Heroes of a Hurricane"

New Orleans – Writer Walter Isaacson is a New Orleans native whose career has included a lengthy and prominent tenure at Time Magazine - and acclaimed biographies of Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. Walter Isaacson's latest book is "American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and the Heroes of a Hurricane." Walter Isaacson recently sat down with WWNO's Fred Kasten to talk about "American Sketches" - and his own path into a writing life...

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WWNO News Features
3:44 pm
Wed December 16, 2009

First Candidates' Debate In N.O. Mayoral Race

WDSU-WWNO Mayoral Debate 121509

New Orleans – Here's audio from the New Orleans Mayoral candidates' debate recorded live, at Xavier University, Tuesday evening, 12/15/2009. The debate was presented by WDSU-TV6 in collaboration with a group of New Orleans community non-profit groups and WWNO-FM, and was moderated by WDSU's Norman Robinson.

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WWNO News Features
3:02 pm
Wed December 16, 2009

Terry Teachout's New Biography "Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong"

New Orleans – Wall Street Journal theater critic Terry Teachout's new biography "Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong" - is drawing rave reviews from critics, Armstrong scholars and jazz historians all over the country. WWNO's Fred Kasten recently had the chance to talk with Terry Teachout about "Pops"...

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WWNO News Features
8:28 am
Wed December 9, 2009

Oliver Houck's "Taking Back Eden"

New Orleans – "Taking Back Eden: Eight Environmental Cases That Changed the World" - that's the title of Tulane Environmental Law professor Oliver Houck's critically acclaimed new book. WWNO's Fred Kasten recently sat down with Oliver Houck to talk about "Taking Back Eden"...

For more information on "Taking Back Eden" - click here .

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WWNO News Features
12:28 am
Wed December 9, 2009

Teen Authors Document the Now

WWNO News Features
10:58 pm
Sat December 5, 2009

Naked Pizza to go national

New Orleans, LA – Naked Pizza, A New Orleans business is set to go national. Eric Eagan has the story.

NEW ORLEANS HAS MADE ITS SHARE OF MAGAZINE COVERS SINCE HURRICANE KATRINA, BUT THE MOST INTERESTING MAY BE THE AUGUST 2009 COVER OF ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE. IN THE ACCOMPANYING ARTICLE, NEW ORLEANS WAS CALLED "A HIVE OF ENTREPRENEURIAL INITIATIVE" AND A "MECCA" FOR STARTUPS. SURPRISING FOR A CITY WHOSE ECONOMY STILL RELIES HEAVILY ON TOURISM AND INDUSTRY.

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WWNO News Features
1:20 pm
Sat December 5, 2009

Alison Plyer with Community Data Center research on rent

New Orleans, LA – Alison Plyer of the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center talks with WWNO about the latest research on rental costs in NOLA and population research.
Learn more about the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center

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WWNO News Features
9:00 am
Wed December 2, 2009

The New Orleans Photographs of John T. Mendes

New Orleans – He lived modestly - kept to himself - had few relatives and no close friends - yet when New Orleans native John T. Mendes died in 1965 - he left behind a rich legacy of over 600 remarkable photographs of the people and places of the Crescent City in the early years of the 20th century. Those photographs are now spotlighted in a new book from UNO Press - and exhibition at the Historic New Orleans Collection. WWNO's Fred Kasten has more...

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WWNO News Features
10:33 pm
Wed November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Day at the Races

Kate and Lily McNee sport designer hats for their day at the races.

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