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WWNO News Features
2:17 pm
Mon June 8, 2009

Mural in Marigny gets a repaint

New Orleans, LA – When Debra Oppenheim and Rick Fifield bought their Marigny home and work space in 2004, it came with a badly faded mural on the outside wall. Brooklyn-based artist Jonathan Blum painted that mural in 1994 on what was then his friend's photography studio. Jonathan recently returned to New Orleans to repaint the mural. Eve Abrams brings us this story.

WWNO News Features
6:19 pm
Wed May 27, 2009

UNO Chancellor Tim Ryan On Proposed Budget Cuts

New Orleans, LA – Higher education in our area could soon be facing some tough choices. University of New Orleans Chancellor Dr Tim Ryan spoke with WWNO's Paul Maassen about the proposed state budget cuts and the impact they would have on UNO and the state

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WWNO News Features
12:16 pm
Tue May 26, 2009

Interview with Lisa Mullins of "The World"

New Orleans, LA – WWNO speaks with host of "The World," Lisa Mullins

WWNO News Features
12:48 am
Thu May 14, 2009

Gatsby Dog Second Line

New Orleans –

When someone dies in New Orleans, it's common practice to parade through the streets in what is known as a Second Line. This tribute to the deceased is lead by a brass band, which forms the "first line," and its music includes both somber dirges and joyful tunes.

This Sunday, in Algiers Point, the third annual Gatsby Dog Second Line and Celebration will take place, which brings the Second Line tradition to pets. Eve Abrams has more

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WWNO News Features
12:50 am
Mon April 27, 2009

Ponderosa Stomp Exhibit is Open!

New Orleans, LA –

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WWNO News Features
11:12 am
Tue April 21, 2009

Plater Robinson speaks at JCC

Plater Robinson

New Orleans, LA –

An area public radio producer spoke at the Jewish Community Center about his research on the Holocaust and the history of race and civil rights. WWNO's Paul Maassen has more.

More information on the Jewish Community Center and Southern Institute for Education and Research

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WWNO News Features
11:07 am
Fri April 17, 2009

Senator George McGovern in New Orleans

New Orleans, MA – Senator George McGovern spoke with WWNO's Paul Maassen about his war experience, being in New Orleans and his thoughts on the 1972 Presidential Campaign. McGovern spoke at the National WWII Museum on April 18th

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WWNO News Features
11:25 am
Thu April 16, 2009

Journalist Gary Leech talks about the war on drugs in Columbia

New Orleans, LA – A journalist who spent eight years covering drug wars in the United States and Columbia, spoke about his experiences in April at UNO. WWNO's Paul Maassen had a chance to speak with him.

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WWNO News Features
11:16 am
Wed March 25, 2009

UNO Hosts National Conference on Critical Transportation Issues

New Orleans – A modern system of public transportation is a vital need for post-Katrina New Orleans and the surrounding region. Creating a good plan to meet that challenge is the ambition behind a recent major transportation conference sponsored by the University of New Orleans at the Port of New Orleans. WWNO's Fred Kasten picks up the story.

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WWNO News Features
12:51 am
Wed March 25, 2009

Bill Borah Interview

New Orelans, LA –

Bill Borah is a land use attorney who, in the 1960's,
helped fight to keep a highway, known as the Riverfront Expressway, from going through the French Quarter in front of Jackson Square. Plans for the highway were first made by Robert Moses, who designed networks of highways throughout the country, and coincided with the building of the section of Interstate 10 along Claiborne Avenue.

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