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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...

For more information on levees.org - please click here .

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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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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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