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Krista Tippett, creator and host of the public radio show “On Being,” will be honored Monday with the 2013 National Humanities Medal. Tippett will receive the award from President Obama at a White House ceremony, along with nine other Americans whose work has broadened the nation’s cultural understanding and engagement with the humanities.

"On Being" airs Sundays at 10 a.m. on WWNO.

Jason Saul / WWNO

The Moth was back for July, with a monthly StorySLAM at Café Istanbul. The theme for this evening was "Pride".

StorySlams are an opportunity for anyone to submit their name, tell a story, and receive feedback from the audience in a non-confrontational environment. The Moth is storytelling, not standup, and participants are of of all ages and backgrounds, says producer Mallory Falk (who is also a freelance producer and reporter for WWNO).

  

Eve Troeh / WWNO

WWNO — New Orleans Public Radio took home eight awards this past weekend at the Press Club of New Orleans’ 56th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards Gala, sweeping the radio category.

Winning entries ran the gamut from in-depth radio features to arts and culture réportage and an innovative promotional campaign, showcasing the extraordinary range and depth of WWNO’s commitment to telling the stories of New Orleanians and all the people of Southeast Louisiana.

WWNO News Director Eve Troeh takes one of the hot seats on this week's installment of the It's New Orleans "Happy Hour" podcast.

WWNO's FLASH DRIVE Is One Day Only — July 15

Jul 11, 2014

If you spend just one day this summer thinking about how much you depend on WWNO, let it be this day. But you can also donate right now and your tax-deductible gift will help keep all your favorite news, entertainment and music programs on the air.

Your financial support helps ensure that you can listen to Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Fresh Air, Car Talk and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! and directly supports WWNO's local news initiative.

Janet Wilson / WWNO

The Moth is back for July, 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 "Pride" on Tuesday, July 8

Café Istanbul

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

WWNO Announces New Coastal Reporting Team

Jun 13, 2014
Janet Wilson / WWNO

WWNO — New Orleans Public Radio launches its “Coastal Desk” today — a local reporting team devoted to covering news and issues related to Louisiana’s rapidly eroding coastline. Southeast Louisiana — WWNO’s service area, centered on New Orleans — is vanishing under the waves faster than any coastal landscape in the world. Every hour Louisiana loses wetlands equivalent in size to a football field. Some coastal communities have already been erased from maps.

Janet Wilson / WWNO

Prepare a five-minute STORY about a father. A rolling stone or a rock, chronically absent or overbearingly present. Shotgun weddings, the Dad-Daughter Dance, father-son bonding. Patriarchs and father-figures. Becoming a father or finding one.

Come join us for “Father", hosted by Eve Troeh, on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

Café Istanbul

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

Fat Happy Media

Kai Ryssdal, the Host and Senior Editor of Marketplace — the national business show airing weekdays at 6 p.m. on WWNO — flew in for just one day for a special event at Le Petit Théâtre on May 29.

After a quick meet-and-greet with some of the station’s major donors, Kai sat down with WWNO News Director Eve Troeh for an interview in front of a packed house, and then answered questions from the audience.

KTLN Update

May 26, 2014
Robert Carroll / WWNO

90.5 KTLN-FM has been experiencing technical difficulties since we relocated our transmitter to a new broadcast tower.

This past weekend our engineer Robert Carroll discovered evidence of a family of mice in the transmitter's remote control equipment.

It will take several days to replace and repair the damaged electronics, but we're confident KTLN is on a path to full service once again.

Please let us know your comments and concerns: comments@wwno.org

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