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Michel Martin, Going There
8:57 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Live Stream And Chat: What Can #NOLASchools Teach Us?

Teacher Towana Pierre-Floyd in her classroom at New Orleans West in 2005. It's a structured charter school set up for students and teachers displaced by the storm.
Credit Pat Sullivan / AP

What if you had to start your school system over almost from scratch? What if most of the buildings were unusable, and most of the teachers had left or been fired? Is that a nightmare, or your dream come true?

In New Orleans, that was the reality after the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina. That set off a chain reaction that transformed the city's schools forever, first by a state takeover and then by the most extensive charter school system in the country.

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WWNO
1:36 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Join Us For The Moth StorySLAM On Tuesday, April 14

Anyone can tell a story at The Moth. Including... you?
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

The Moth is back for April, 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 "Delusions" on Tuesday, April 14

Café Istanbul

2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans
7:00 p.m. Doors Open / 7:30 p.m. Stories Begin 

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WWNO
6:58 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

WWNO Coastal Desk Hosts 'Seafood Summit' Monday, April 13 At Southern Food & Beverage Museum

A crabber at the docks in Hopedale, Louisiana. WWNO has reported on training efforts to help fishermen branch out to ecotourism, as some face a dwindling catch.
Credit WWNO

Five years after the BP spill, a look at the state of our local seafood industry from those who catch, study, sell and serve it.

Where: Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana

When: Monday, April 13th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Arrive early to tour the museum before the discussion.)

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Reporter's Notebook
4:15 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Ten Years After The Flood: A Letter From Our News Director

Credit Jason Saul

Hear that?

It’s a pop, the sound of air rushing in. A thick, heady smell. Like when you open a vacuum-sealed pack of coffee and chicory.

Did you wince? So did we. But the seal has been broken on New Orleans clichés — in newsrooms across the city and, yes, the nation and presumably the world, journalists are staring down blank whiteboards with the headline: Ten-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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Education
9:11 am
Wed March 18, 2015

NPR Presents Michel Martin: Chartered Waters — SOLD OUT

NPR host Michel Martin will host a conversation in New Orleans around the evolution of the city's education system since Hurricane Katrina.

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9:28 am
Thu March 12, 2015

WWNO's Fred Kasten Featured In JazzTimes

Spend a few days in New Orleans and see how often the name Fred Kasten is heard and mentioned. Whether curating the French Quarter Festival’s Let Them Talk interviews in April, or curating the Satchmo Summerfest seminars in August, or winning a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, or producing his wonderful radio shows, Talkin’ Jazz and Jazz New Orleans, Kasten is an indispensable man in the life of his beloved hometown.
According to his WWNO biography, Kasten "is an independent contributing radio producer/host at WWNO. After working at (the station) for over 20 years as an on-air talent, producer and program director, Fred retired from full-time work in May 2007. Fred is a native of Mobile, Ala., a graduate of the University of Alabama, and a long-time resident of New Orleans.
WWDTM
6:19 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Peter Sagal Says New Orleans Is The Best — And He'll Show Us A Great Time Thursday Night

Peter Sagal.
Credit NPR

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! will be returning to New Orleans for a show at the Saenger Theatre on March 12.

WWNO General Manager Paul Maassen spoke with WWDTM host Peter Sagal on the history of the show, and why producers just do what they think is funny.

This Thursday’s live show at the Saenger is sold out… but you’ll be able to listen on the air this Saturday, March 14 at 10 a.m., repeating Sunday at 3 p.m.

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WWNO
10:46 am
Thu March 5, 2015

How Do You WWNO?

A vintage postcard image of New Orleans
USGW Archives

For you non-radio types, a fun fact: We are required by the FCC to identify ourselves, broadcasting our station call letters and frequency on the air. The folks over at Atlantic Public Media have inspired more creative ways of doing that, and we agree! Let's re-invent the Sonic ID!

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WWNO
3:22 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Tickets Almost Sold Out For Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! — March 12, 2015 At The Saenger Theatre

Credit NPR

JOIN WWNO FOR WAIT, WAIT...DON’T TELL ME!

MARCH 12, 2015
THE SAENGER THEATRE — 7:30 p.m.

Presented by LookFar...

...and the New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation.

Tickets are now on sale for Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! at the Saenger Theatre, NPR's "oddly-informative" news quiz show.

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WWNO
10:27 am
Mon March 2, 2015

You Asked For It, And We Listened! The Shortest WWNO Pledge Drive In History Is Happening Right Now

We've made history together by raising more money than ever before without interrupting programming! As of right now, we need to raise $8,308 to meet our goal of $240,000 — as soon as we reach the goal we will end the pledge drive!

The most common question we get in the phone bank room during the drive is, “How much do I have to donate for you to go back to programming?” Well, this Spring the amount is $240,000. 

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