March 27, 2014 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal St.
Come join WWNO News Director Eve Troeh as we continue our Speakeasy series at Chickie Wah Wah.
This time we'll be live on stage with David Weinberg, former New Orleans resident and current contributor to the popular podcast 99% Invisible. David is also a staff reporter for the national business show Marketplace. Eve and David will talk about his reporting on national economic trends and his approach to radio storytelling.
The Moth is back for March , with a monthly StorySLAM at Café Istanbul, featuring stories by… maybe you?
Come join us for “Happy" on Tuesday, March 11
Prepare a five-minute story about smiles and sunshine. Think unbridled joy — landing the dream job, winning the talent show, or bowling a perfect game. The quest for your soul mate or for the perfect cup of coffee. The Midas touch. The good old days. Tales of finding happiness or letting it slip through your fingers.
After a five-decade career in broadcasting, Carl Kasell announced his retirement on Tuesday.
Carl will record his final broadcast for Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! this spring. He will, however, remain "scorekeeper emeritus" for the show. Before becoming the official scorekeeper for the NPR news quiz show in 1998, Carl anchored the newscast for Morning Edition.
WWNO is launching its Coastal Desk, a new intiative to cover issues vital to the resilience of Louisiana's waterfront communities. That includes hearing from you, through our Listening Post project.
Take part by texting "Hello" to (985) 200-2433
Sign up and you'll receive text messages with questions about coastal issues in the area. You'll also receive information as we hear about it. It's a way to create conversation on topics like flood insurance, coastal erosion, and how these things impact life in Louisiana.
This is a special note if you listen to WWNO on 90.5 FM — KTLN in the Thibodaux and Houma area.
90.5 KTLN is temporarily off the air so we can make transmitter and antenna improvements.
The signal went off the air this past Saturday (Feb. 22) and may be off for up to two weeks, depending on weather conditions.
The owner of our KTLN tower site is putting up a new tower, and we are taking this opportunity to make technical improvements to the KTLN transmitter and antenna — enabling us to improve service in the Houma and Thibodaux region.
The Moth — our monthly storytelling series at Café Instanbul — was back this week, featuring stories ranging from the sweet to the absurd. The theme was “Love Hurts” and if these stories are any indication, boy, does it!
Each month at The Moth volunteer storytellers each take five minutes to tell a true story, and some of the best (as voted by the audience) are aired on WWNO here in New Orleans, or maybe even nationally on The Moth Radio Hour.
The Moth is back for February, with a monthly StorySLAM at Café Istanbul, featuring stories by… maybe you? If you want to tell a story at The Moth, or know someone who'd be perfect, see all the details below. Throw your name in the hat or just come to listen!
Come join us for “Love Hurts", hosted by Eve Troeh, on Tuesday, February 11
2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans 7:00 p.m. Doors Open / 7:30 p.m. Stories Begin