Our good friends at WWNO are in the midst of a fund drive — that niggling but necessary part of the way that public radio in which listeners like you help pay for the programs you love.
Take it from us: the easiest way to listen during a fund drive is with a clear conscience. So give our friends a call and cough up the coin. Then sit back and listen with the smug satisfaction that you’re a member. As they say in the biz: operators are standing-by. 800-286-7002
WWNO's Membership Drive is October 18-25, and if you pledge before 9 a.m. on October 25 you could win tickets to see the New Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on November 17, 2013. Kickoff is 3:25 p.m.
Hundreds of thousands of Louisiana residents don’t have health insurance. The number ranges from about 600,000 to 900,000.
The federal health insurance exchanges opened for enrollment on Oct. 1. The idea is to get uncovered people into an insurance plan, with a mix of government subsidies and a co-pay from the recipient. However, many people below the poverty line will still need to rely on Louisiana’s safety net hospitals.
The Moth is thrilled to set up residence in New Orleans, 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… "FIRSTS" on Tuesday, October 8
Hosted by: Dan Kennedy (host of The Moth podcast!)
The Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans and WWNO are launching a new collaboration called Storyville, which will bring true stories about New Orleans to listeners of public radio.
Select nonfiction stories, written and read by UNO students pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing, will be broadcast on WWNO and available for listening through podcasts archived on our website. Full scripts of the stories and author biographies will also be posted online.
You can take the journalist out of New Orleans, but you can't take New Orleans out of the journalist. Or at least not the abundantly soulful music of New Orleans, if the journalist is Gwen Thompkins. Even when Thompkins was reporting from East Africa for NPR, she found ways to work musical motifs into coverage of nonmusical topics.
Your donation today is what makes the Membership Drive Kick-Off Hour a success. When you give to the Lagniappe Fund, you lead the way, encouraging other listeners to become new members of the station. They hear your message loud and clear: Public radio is important.