The Moth
8:14 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Join Us For The Moth's April StorySLAM

WWNO News Director Eve Troeh, hosting a recent installment of The Moth.
Credit Janet Wilson / 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 "Escape" on Tuesday, April 8

Café Istanbul
2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans

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

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Members Make It Possible
11:48 am
Sat April 5, 2014

Member Drive Is Not Done Yet! Still Time To Pledge!

Cristian the phone bank ninja, taking your pledges this past week.
Credit Janet Wilson / WWNO

The live on-air fundraising may be over, but WWNO still needs your support right now to reach our spring membership goal.  Membership donations are the station’s primary source of operating revenue — the dollars we use to pay NPR program fees, staff salaries, electricity bills, you name it.

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Members Make It Possible
6:00 am
Thu April 3, 2014

It's Jazz Fest Thursday At WWNO!

Pledge $365 (just a dollar a day!) and you'll not only be supporting great public radio, you'll also get a pair of tickets to Jazz Fest!
Credit Janet Wilson

Pick your weekend, pledge $365 today, and you'll get a pair of tickets to Jazz Fest!

Today only: pledge $365 to WWNO — New Orleans Public Radio (just a dollar a day!) and we will thank you with a pair of tickets to your favorite day of Jazz Fest. Be sure to look at the schedule before you call or pledge online because you will have to pick the first or second weekend to complete the pledge!

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6:36 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

90.5 KTLN Experiencing Technical Difficulties

KTLN 90.5 FM, the New Orleans Public Radio signal for Houma and Thibodeaux, is experiencing technical difficulties and is currently off the air while our engineers make repairs.

We appreciate your patience! Listeners in Houma, Thibodeaux and around the world can tune in to all our programming on our website, or on 89.9 FM in the New Orleans area.

12:15 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Join Us For Tonight For SpeakEasy!

David Weinberg and interviewee.
Adrianne Mathiowetz

March 27, 2014
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal St.

Come join WWNO News Director Eve Troeh as we continue our Speakeasy series at Chickie Wah Wah.

This time we'll be live on stage with David Weinberg, former New Orleans resident and current contributor to the popular podcast 99% Invisible. David is also a staff reporter for the national business show Marketplace. Eve and David will talk about his reporting on national economic trends and his approach to radio storytelling.

The Moth
10:19 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Join Us For The Moth's March StorySLAM

Anyone can participate at The Moth! Storytellers each get five minutes to tell their tale, and the best stories are aired on the radio. John Menszer told his story during the February event.
Janet Wilson WWNO

The Moth is back for March , with a monthly StorySLAM at Café Istanbul, featuring stories by… maybe you?

Come join us for “Happy" on Tuesday, March 11

Prepare a five-minute story about smiles and sunshine. Think unbridled joy — landing the dream job, winning the talent show, or bowling a perfect game. The quest for your soul mate or for the perfect cup of coffee. The Midas touch. The good old days. Tales of finding happiness or letting it slip through your fingers.

Café Istanbul

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8:11 am
Mon March 10, 2014

After 5-Decade Career, NPR's Carl Kasell Will Retire

Doby Photography NPR

Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 1:33 pm

After a five-decade career in broadcasting, Carl Kasell announced his retirement on Tuesday.

Carl will record his final broadcast for Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! this spring. He will, however, remain "scorekeeper emeritus" for the show. Before becoming the official scorekeeper for the NPR news quiz show in 1998, Carl anchored the newscast for Morning Edition.

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1:16 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

WWNO Coastal Desk And Listening Post: What Do You Think About Flood Insurance?

WWNO is launching its Coastal Desk, a new intiative to cover issues vital to the resilience of Louisiana's waterfront communities. That includes hearing from you, through our Listening Post project.

Take part by texting "Hello" to (985) 200-2433

Sign up and you'll receive text messages with questions about coastal issues in the area. You'll also receive information as we hear about it. It's a way to create conversation on topics like flood insurance, coastal erosion, and how these things impact life in Louisiana.

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4:10 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

90.5 KTLN Is Temporarily Off The Air For Transmitter And Antenna Improvements

This is a special note if you listen to WWNO on 90.5 FM — KTLN in the Thibodaux and Houma area.

90.5 KTLN is temporarily off the air so we can make transmitter and antenna improvements.

The signal went off the air this past Saturday (Feb. 22) and may be off for up to two weeks, depending on weather conditions.

The owner of our KTLN tower site is putting up a new tower, and we are taking this opportunity to make technical improvements to the KTLN transmitter and antenna — enabling us to improve service in the Houma and Thibodaux region.

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Animal Life
1:13 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Animal Life Presents: The Barkus Photo Contest

Batgirl at the 2009 Barkus Parade. Send us your great Barkus photos and win tickets from Southern Rep!
Credit Mark Gstohl / Flickr

Every year the Krewe of Barkus takes over the French Quarter for an afternoon of costumed canines.

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