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WWNO News Features
12:52 am
Wed March 11, 2009

Farmers Market fills need in the city

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Depending on where you live in New Orleans, access to fresh, healthy food can be challenging. Luckily there are some people working very hard to change that. Eve Abrams reports.

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WWNO News Features
12:53 am
Thu March 5, 2009

Napolitano Tours New Orleans

New Orleans, LA –

In a show of commitment to rebuilding New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan conducted a two day tour of the region in order to personally view the region's rebuilding efforts.

A mere six weeks into Obama's presidency, the secretaries' visit also comes the day after President Obama named Craig Fugate to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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WWNO News Features
11:15 am
Thu February 26, 2009

Borah Full Interview

New Orleans, LA – Bill Borah full interview.

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WWNO News Features
11:15 am
Wed February 18, 2009

St. Augustine High Marching 100

When the 2009 Muses parade rolled down St. Charles Avenue, they were accompanied by one of the city's most famous bands: St. Augustine High School's Marching 100. This Mardi Gras Season, St. Augustine's was in a total of nine parades, but none were as momentous as the parade they marched in 42 years ago, when St. Augustine was the first non-white band to roll down Canal Street. Eve Abrams brings us this story.

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WWNO News Features
12:02 am
Mon February 16, 2009

Krewe of Barkus Parade

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The Carnival parades are under way, with one of the most unusual setting out from Armstrong Park: the canine Krewe of Barkus. Holding court this 17th year in Mardi Gras were King Scrappy and Queen Paris-- both qualified because they are rescue animals.

Roxanne Mentzer cuddled the queen, who donned a cape of feathers and gold lamme and a bow. She's come a long way from the shivering, thirsty Chihuahua found by the side of the road in Kenner, just after Hurricane Katrina.

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WWNO News Features
1:37 pm
Fri February 13, 2009

Faubourg Treme

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The fabric and identity of New Orleans is often revealed through the history of its neighborhoods. Now, a film documentary by two local producers tells the story of one of New Orleans's oldest and most culturally significant.

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WWNO News Features
12:54 am
Thu February 12, 2009

Plessy v. Ferguson plaque dedicated

A long-awaited historical marker was unveiled in February at the corner of Press and Royal Streets, marking the spot in 1892 where Homer Plessy was thrown off a railway car and arrested. Plessy's planned act of civil disobedience eventually made its way to the Supreme Court in the landmark case Plessy v. Ferguson, and, for some, marks the beginning of the civil rights movement.

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Rebuilding
12:20 am
Wed January 14, 2009

College Students stay after volunteering

Hundreds of college students continue to volunteer in rebuilding homes throughout New Orleans, and a few are coming back to stay.

Volunteers who painted a two-story home in New Orleans last week are back home, getting ready to return to college. But there were two at the Broadmoor site last week who are home now. They both signed up for week long assignments last year through the Hillel foundation of Jewish students, and decided to come back for the long-term.

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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.

UNO Speakers Series
4:09 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Jeff Corwin to Speak at UNO

Television host and conservationist Jeff Corwin visits the New Orleans area tonight, as part of the new UNO Horizons speaker series at the UNO Arena.

Emmy Award-winner Corwin is host of The Jeff Corwin Experience on Animal Planet, seen by 13 million people worldwide, and has also recently hosted a series of specials with Anderson Cooper on CNN entitled "Planet in Peril," discussing the problems facing the environment.

Corwin talked with WWNO's Paul Maassen.

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