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WWNO News Features
11:40 am
Tue August 11, 2009

Levee Board Secretary John M. Barry Talks Coastal Restoration

New Orleans – As we head into the heart of hurricane season - and close in on the fourth anniversary of Katrina - 89.9 WWNO presents a 4-part series looking at some of the responses to Katrina - and what they mean to the future of Southeast Louisiana. Here in part-2 of "Katrina: 4 Years Gone" - Levee Board Secretary - and Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority member John M. Barry talks about the current situation with coastal restoration in Louisiana...

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WWNO News Features
11:41 am
Tue August 4, 2009

Levee Board's John Barry on Flood Protection

New Orleans – As we head into the heart of hurricane season - and close in on the fourth anniversary of Katrina - 89.9 WWNO presents a 4-part series looking at some of the responses to Katrina - and what they mean for the future of Southeast Louisiana. In part 1 of "Katrina: 4 Years Gone": where we stand with levees and flood protection - with Levee Board secretary John Barry...

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WWNO News Features
12:34 am
Fri July 31, 2009

Roosevelt Hotel Opening

New Orleans, LA – The Roosevelt Hotel, on University Avenue, just off Canal Street, was once considered the grand hotel of the South. It originally opened as The Grunewald in 1893, became the Roosevelt in 1920, and reopened as The Fairmont in 1965. The hotel closed following Hurricane Katrina, but this month, it reopened, once again, as the Roosevelt. Eve Abrams reports

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WWNO News Features
2:16 pm
Wed July 29, 2009

Renowned Jazz Critic and Historian Dan Morgenstern to Speak at Satchmo Summerfest

New Orleans –

The ninth annual Satchmo Summerfest - set for July 30th - August 2nd, 2009 in and around the Old U.S. Mint in the French Quarter - celebrates the life and influence of Louis Armstrong with live performances of traditional and contemporary jazz and brass band music - children's programming - and an extensive slate of seminars featuring nationally renowned speakers. Among those speakers this year is jazz critic and historian Dan Morgenstern. WWNO'S Fred Kasten picks up the story...

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Healthcare
3:19 pm
Fri July 24, 2009

Cecile Tebo talks about NOAH closure

The New Orleans Adolescent Hospital.

State lawmakers had earmarked $14.2 million for the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital during the recent Legislative Session, but the funding was voided due to a line item veto by Governor Bobby Jindal. Cecile Tebo of NOPD's Mental Health Crisis Unit discusses the issue with contributor Hal Clark.

 

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WWNO News Features
5:34 pm
Thu July 23, 2009

UNO Releases Metro Report

New Orleans – The University of New Orleans has released its second-quarter "Metropolitan Report," with forecasts of the local economy through the first quarter of 2011. UNO's Professor Janet Speyrer spoke to WWNO's Ed Seyler about the report.

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WWNO News Features
7:37 pm
Wed July 15, 2009

Best-selling Author Dave Eggers' New Book "Zeitoun"

New Orleans – Best-selling author Dave Eggers' new book - "Zeitoun" - is the riveting true story of a well-known New Orleans painting contractor and his family - and the ordeal they endured during and after Katrina. WWNO's Fred Kasten picks up the story...

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WWNO News Features
7:41 pm
Mon June 29, 2009

WWII Uboats in the Gulf of Mexico

New Orleans, LA – During WWII, there was a lot more than just shrimp boats off the Louisiana coast. WWNO's Paul Maassen has an interview with an author who tells the story.Author CJ Christ talks with WWNO's Paul Maassen about his book "WWII in the Gulf of Mexico" in which he details German Uboat patrols of the coast of Louisiana. He will speak at UNO on June 30th.

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WWNO News Features
12:13 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

Chef Donald Link's "Real Cajun" Cookbook

New Orleans – James Beard-award winning chef Donald Link - who operates two of New Orleans' most popular restaurants - Herbsaint and Cochon - has just published his first book - a combination memoir and cookbook titled "Real Cajun: Rustic Home Cooking from Donald Link's Louisiana." WWNO's Fred Kasten picks up the story...

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