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89.9 WWNO — New Orleans Public Radio is a regional winner of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for its 2013 news series “Louisiana Coast: Last Call” — reported by Bob Marshall and produced by Fred Kasten, with online digital development by digital director Jason Saul.

Janet Wilson / WWNO

In March, Marketplace’s David Weinberg was the guest at our monthly SpeakEasy event. He and host Eve Troeh talked all things radio, from his time making stories for WWOZ, to pitching to national shows and podcasts, to moving to L.A. and working for a daily program. Hear an edited version of the evening, or dive into specific clips, all below.

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HOW I GOT INTO RADIO

Dave Walker of Nola.Com | The Times-Picayune interviews WWNO producer Eve Abrams about her documentary "Along Saint Claude" and the reaction from the community. The documentary will re-air in seven weekly installments on All Things New Orleans (1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays).

Join Us For The Moth's April StorySLAM

Apr 7, 2014
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 

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.

It's Jazz Fest Thursday At WWNO!

Apr 3, 2014
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!

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.

Join Us For Tonight For SpeakEasy!

Mar 13, 2014
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.

Join Us For The Moth's March StorySLAM

Mar 10, 2014
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

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

Mar 10, 2014

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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