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WWNO News Features
7:52 am
Mon October 5, 2009

New Orleans Writer Nevada Barr Talks About Her New Novel "13 1/2"

New Orleans – Crescent City writer Nevada Barr is known - and widely admired - for her best-selling Anna Pigeon mystery series - but in her latest novel - "13 1/2" - she steps out of the series to deliver a stand-alone psychological thriller set largely in post-Katrina New Orleans. WWNO's Fred Kasten has more...

To find out more about Nevada Barr and "13 1/2" - click here .

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WWNO News Features
5:16 pm
Thu September 24, 2009

Music National Service pilot project begins in NOLA

New Orleans, LA – Music National Service (MNS) is a new social enterprise that supports and expands the use of music to meet important civic and social goals. A pilot project has begun in New Orleans and WWNO's Paul Maassen spoke with Founder/CEO Kiff Gallagher and Sonja Robinson, Project Director in New Orleans.

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WWNO News Features
2:17 pm
Wed September 23, 2009

New Orleans Shrimper Ray Brandhurst

New Orleans – These are troubled times for Louisiana shrimpers. After decades of losing market share to inferior - but cheaper - imports - came the double-whammy of Katrina and Rita - followed by an unprecedented decline in the price for shrimp this season. WWNO's Fred Kasten recently sat down with veteran New Orleans shrimper Ray Brandhurst to talk about prospects for Louisiana's wild caught shrimp fleet...

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WWNO News Features
3:46 pm
Thu September 17, 2009

Author Robert Edsel on "Monuments Men"

New Orleans, LA –

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WWNO News Features
12:33 am
Mon September 14, 2009

Ducks Spark Controversy in Bayou St. John

New Orleans, LA – New Orleans is famous for welcoming newcomers, but in parts of Mid-City, there's a disagreement about Bayou St. John's newest additions. Eve Abrams has the story.

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WWNO News Features
11:16 am
Tue September 8, 2009

Jason Berry's New Edition of "Up From the Cradle of Jazz"

New Orleans –

When it was first published in 1986 - "Up From the Cradle of Jazz: New Orleans Music Since World War II" quickly won a reputation as one of the essential books about New Orleans music. Now - an updated - and expanded - edition of "Up From the Cradle of Jazz" is out. WWNO's Fred Kasten picks up the story...

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WWNO News Features
11:56 am
Tue August 25, 2009

levees.org Founder Sandy Rosenthal

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 exploring some of the responses to Katrina - and what they mean for the future of Southeast Louisiana. Today - in part-4 of "Katrina: 4 Years Gone" - levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal...

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WWNO News Features
9:55 pm
Thu August 20, 2009

Cartoonist Josh Neufeld's New Graphic Novel About Katrina: "A.D. New Orleans After the Deluge"

New Orleans – Cartoonist Josh Neufeld's new non-fiction graphic novel about Karina - "A.D. New Orleans After the Deluge" - is gaining widespread acclaim from readers and critics alike. Josh Neufeld will be in New Orleans for a number of events celebrating the publication of "A.D." - and recently took time out to talk with WWNO's Fred Kasten about "A.D." - and his work in general...

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WWNO News Features
11:34 am
Tue August 18, 2009

"Squandered Heritge" Blogger Karen Gadbois

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. Today - in part 3 of "Katrina: Four Years Gone" - Fred Kasten profiles New Orleans' blogger Karen Gadbois...

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WWNO News Features
11:37 am
Wed August 12, 2009

GNO, Inc. President and CEO Michael Hecht on Economic Development

New Orleans – Sustainable economic development is a vital piece of the recovery mosaic for post-Katrina New Orleans. Over the past year or so - a re-organized - and revitalized - GNO, Inc. - which you may remember as the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce - has taken a central role in economic development efforts for the greater New Orleans region. WWNO's Fred Kasten picks up the story...

For more information about Michael Hecht - and GNO, Inc. - please click here .

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