Originally published on Fri November 15, 2013 12:58 am
Paula Poundstone and Peter Sagal are in the towing business.
Well, sort of.
Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! Host Peter Sagal and Panelist Paula Poundstone, along with Car Talk's Tom and Ray Magliozzi, and other NPR folks, have joined forces with Car Talk's Vehicle Donation Program, to tow listeners' cars in support of the programs they love.
The Moth is back for November, 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 "SCARS" on Tuesday, November 12
Café Istanbul 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans 7:00 p.m. Doors Open / 7:30 p.m. Stories Begin
Registration is closed for complimentary tickets to hear the Pacifica String Quartet with pianist Marc-André Hamelin on Thursday November 14, at 8 p.m. at Tulane’s Dixon Hall. Thank you for your enthusiastic response; 100 free tickets have been reserved for WWNO listeners who registered for this “WWNO Night” offer.
Registrants may pick up their tickets at the WWNO table in the lobby of Dixon Hall before the performance. Please be ready to show identification if requested.
The 1939 Charity Hospital building served the healthcare needs of generations of the city’s poor. However, its basement flooded during hurricane Katrina, and for the past eight years the building has remained vacant.
WWNO’s Listening Post collected audio from its two regular recording locations — at Norman Mayer Library in Gentilly and HeadQuarters Barbershop on Broad Street — to hear what people had to say about the redevelopment of Charity Hospital and the surrounding area. The Listening Post asked people these questions:
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.