Members Make It Possible
8:57 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Pledge To Win Saints Tickets!

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.  

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11:01 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Voices From The WWNO Listening Post: Healthcare

The Listening Post visited a health fair in Tremé to hear what people have to say about healthcare in the city.
Jesse Hardman

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. 

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Members Make It Possible
12:54 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

WWNO Presents… The NPR Couple

Credit Janet Wilson / WWNO

Tune in all this week for this modern day romance and fall in love with WWNO all over again — just in time for the Membership Drive!

Kurt and Michelle — played by  Cecile Monteyne and Chris Kaminstein — are machine A, a New Orleans based improv group.

Group Description:  

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The Moth
4:33 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

The Moth Launches Its Monthly New Orleans StorySLAM!

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!)

7:00 p.m. Doors Open/ 7:30 p.m. Stories Begin 

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2:45 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Our September SpeakEasy Features Sonari Glinton... And You

NPR's Sonari Glinton.

September 26, 2013
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal St.

We’ve convinced NPR's Sonari Glinton that he needs to spend an evening with us while he is visiting Louisiana.

Eve Troeh hosts WWNO’s SpeakEasy this month and will moderate the conversation but, as always, you are encouraged to join in. This time, we'll explore a day in the life of an NPR reporter.

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9:13 am
Thu September 19, 2013

UNO’s Creative Writing Workshop And WWNO Launch ‘Storyville’

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.

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1:25 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Out Of Africa, Gwen Thompkins Returns To New Orleans Home

Lead in text: 
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.
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.
Members Make It Possible
8:01 am
Fri September 6, 2013

WWNO’s Fall Membership Drive Will Be October 18 – 25

Some of our great volunteers celebrating a successful shift in the phone bank room.
Janet Wilson

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.

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12:29 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Voices From The WWNO Listening Post: Back To School

A student sits down at our Listening Post to talk about education.
Kate Richardson WWNO

WWNO's new community media project, the Listening Post, has spent the last few weeks collecting commentaries from around the city on the subject of education.

Listening Post recording devices have been present at the Norman Mayer Library in Gentilly and the HeadQuarters Barbershop on Broad Street. And the mobile Listening Post went to the Bard Early College New Orleans program for high schoolers, and our very own Culture Collision event.

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11:42 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Listening Post: Add Your Voice On Healthcare

Hey New Orleans, let's talk about local news!

Question of the Week

The Listening Post Questions for September 5 - 19

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