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As people become more immersed in the world of smartphone apps, developers are discovering ways to make the isolated activity more connective. On this week's edition of Notes from New Orleans, Renée Peck meets two local entrepreneurs, Alicia Alonzo-Reynaud and Leigh Isaacson, who each started an app to do just that.

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A New Orleans-based company called Rural Revolution is connecting female artists in the developing world to commercial outlets in the United States.

Kendra Jones Morris, the founder of the business, believes that empowering female entrepreneurs help strengthen community globally and locally. She spoke with Sharon Litwin on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

With its annual Water Challenge, the Idea Village is trying to turn one of the region's most pressing issues into an economic engine.