WWNO News Features
12:46 am
Wed October 28, 2009

Hospitals Spark Controversy

New Orleans, Louisiana – For well over 200 years, anyone could get top notch health care at Charity Hospital, free. After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans' primary public hospital was closed. Most city and state officials are working to open a new, state-of-the-art teaching hospital in lower Mid-City, but a broad coalition of local interests have other ideas. Eve Abrams reports.

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WWNO News Features
5:30 pm
Fri October 23, 2009

NOLA hosts filmscoring event


New Orleans, LA – An innovative project for Louisiana musicians hoping that filmmakers will use local talent and recording facilities in movie and television productions. Jay Weigel talks to WWNO about NOLA hosting this filmscoring event.

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WWNO News Features
9:29 am
Thu October 15, 2009

New York Times Bestselling Author Robert Hicks New Novel "A Separate Country"

New Orleans – Writer Robert Hicks burst onto the national literary scene in 2005 - when his first novel - "The Widow of the South" - garnered great reviews - and hit the New York Times bestseller list just a week after publication. Robert Hicks second novel - "A Separate Country" - which is set in post-Civil War New Orleans - is just out - and is also receiving widespread critical acclaim. WWNO's Fred Kasten picks up the story...

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WWNO News Features
4:25 pm
Fri October 9, 2009

CNN's Soledad O'Brien talks with WWNO

New Orleans, LA – Soledad O'Brien of CNN talked with WWNO's Paul Maassen about her book and documentary series, Latino in America, during her recent visit to New Orleans.

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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