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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.

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

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.

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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.

How Do You WWNO?

Mar 5, 2015
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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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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.

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. 

StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving and sharing the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs, will record interviews in New Orleans from March 12 to April 8 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour.

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

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" on Tuesday, February 10

Café Istanbul

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

Join WWNO for a special live broadcast this Wednesday, Feb. 4, as The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra present “New Orleans and the Spanish World,” the ninth installment of Musical Louisiana: America’s Cultural Heritage.

Hear a live broadcast of this concert from St. Louis Cathedral on WWNO 89.9 FM and streaming on WWNO.org starting at 7:30 p.m. this Wednesday evening.

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