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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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Magazine Street Retail Relief Festival
4:38 am
Fri November 7, 2008

Fourth Magazine Street Retail Festival

The Magazine Street Retail Relief Festival started in the early days after Katrina as an attempt to jumpstart local business. This festival, the fourth one, is Saturday, November 8, with merchants opening their doors to customers looking for a unique shopping experience.

Elections
4:42 am
Tue November 4, 2008

New Orleanians Getting Out to Vote

In the last several days, Republicans and Democrats alike have been reminding voters how important it is to get out and vote. Across the nation, citizens are making phone calls and volunteering rides to neighbors. Here in New Orleans, getting out the vote is a personal and passionate act. Eve Abrams talks with a few enthusiastic voters in New Orleans on election day.

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Features
12:57 am
Tue November 4, 2008

New Orleanians Getting Out to Vote

Features
1:39 pm
Sat November 1, 2008

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