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Members Make It Possible
6:12 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

At Year's End, Or Anytime, There Are Many Ways To Support New Orleans Public Radio

WWNO's Diane Mack.
Credit Tracie Morris Schaefer

At any time of year, contributions from individual listeners and businesses are crucial to the vitality of WWNO, KTLN, NPR and all of public radio. There are numerous ways to give; click on the topics below for more information.

December 31 is the deadline for gifts to qualify for a 2013 tax deduction. Gifts made online with a credit card are eligible through 11:59 p.m. December 31. Gifts made by check and sent via US Mail must be postmarked December 31 under IRS regulations.

Mail your gift to:

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WWNO
1:43 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Happy Holidays: Here's How We Were Good This Year

Jodi Jill Creative Commons

Hey, this is your friendly public radio News Director, Eve Troeh. I wanted to enlist the help of Ludacris to say happy holidays, and thanks for listening.

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Members Make It Possible
7:49 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

WWNO's One-Day Membership Drive

Janet Wilson WWNO

Wednesday, December 11 is one important day for WWNO — and for you! It's the one "on-air" day of our Year End Fundraiser.

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The Moth
3:44 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Join Us For The Moth's December StorySLAM

The Moth is back for December, with the 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 "NERVE" on Tuesday, December 10.

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

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Listening Post NOLA
1:00 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Voices From The WWNO Listening Post: Transportation

The Listening Post visited a bus stop in the CBD to hear how people get around town.

Getting around New Orleans can be tricky. Whether they have a car, ride a bike, or use public transportation, Crescent City commuters face unique obstacles — from potholes to parades.

WWNO’s Listening Post collected audio from its recording locations at Norman Mayer Library in Gentilly and HeadQuarters Barbershop on Broad Street, as well as the Mirliton festival in the Bywater and the bus stop at the corner of Tulane and Loyola. The Listening Post asked people these questions:

  • How do you get around New Orleans?

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WWNO
3:23 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Starting Dec. 7: Metropolitan Opera Saturday Matinees On Classical WWNO2

The Metropolitan Opera's new production of Rigoletto. The Met's Saturday Matinees will air weekly on Classical WWNO2, beginning this week.

On Saturday, December 7, Metropolitan Opera Saturday matinee performances will air on 24-hour Classical WWNO2. This 83rd season of 23 operas begins with a new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto, airing at noon.

This production, by director Michael Mayer, moves the action from 16th-Century Mantua to neon-lit Las Vegas in 1960, and stars Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Matthew Polenzani and Sonya Yoncheva.

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This Is NPR
3:48 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Turn Your Car Into The Public Radio Programs You Love

Paula Poundstone and her dream car.
courtesy of Car Talk

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.

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The Moth
2:45 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Join Us For The Moth's November StorySLAM

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 

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WWNO
10:09 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Pacifica String Quartet Comp. Ticket Registration Closed; Regular Tickets Available

The Pacifica Quartet in performance at Music@Menlo
Credit Tristan Cook

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.

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Listening Post NOLA
2:44 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Voices From The WWNO Listening Post: Charity Hospital

The Charity Hospital building has been vacant since Hurricane Katrina.
Steve Myers

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:

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