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WWNO is an affiliate of National Public Radio (NPR) that presents a 24 hour daily schedule of classical music, NPR News, award-winning  local journalism, independent programming, and public radio favorites, like "Hidden Brain" and "This American Life."

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A daily a daily report on the Louisiana legislative session.

  • From: WWNO
  • Updated: Mar 21, 2019
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This series contains all of the features produced by WWNO's Coastal Desk, reporter Jesse Hardman and producer Laine Kaplan-Levenson. This team is devoted to covering news and issues related to Louisiana’s rapidly eroding coastline.

  • From: WWNO
  • Updated: Aug 04, 2014
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As the 10th hurricane season begins since the landfall of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, 89.9 WWNO — New Orleans Public Radio is launching a new weekly podcast and radio feature: Katrina: The Debris, stories about what was left behind by the storm and the floods that followed.

  • From: WWNO
  • Updated: Jun 01, 2015
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"Katrina: The Debris" is a podcast about what was left behind by the New Orleans floods of 2005. Each week New Orleans Public Radio picks up a story, an issue, a thread - debris. Mondays through August 31, we use archived sound, new interviews and guest stars like Wendell Pierce and David Byrne to explore disaster and renewal.

  • From: WWNO
  • Updated: Jun 01, 2015
Caption: Basin Street, New Orleans
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‘Storyville’ is a partnership between WWNO and the University of New Orleans. Students in the creative writing workshop at UNO record their own original works about the Crescent City.

  • From: WWNO
  • Updated: Sep 25, 2013
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TriPod: New Orleans at 300 is WWNO’s innovative radio history of New Orleans, released in weekly segments as our city approaches its Tricentennial in 2018. Each TriPod segment is its own micro-documentary, devoted to a single story or subject from New Orleans’ rich history. The series explores lost and neglected stories, delves deeper into the familiar, and questions what we think we know about the city’s history.

  • From: WWNO
  • Updated: Feb 15, 2016
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In New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward, The Bayou Bienvenue Wetland Triangle of today is what is called a “ghost swamp”. Until the 1960s, it was a full of cypress trees, part of the central wetlands system that ran from the Lower 9th Ward all the way to Lake Borgne. But destructive forces — from levee and canal construction to invasive species — turned this freshwater swamp into a saltwater marsh, killing all the cypress trees in the process. You see their dead trunks like scarecrows in the water, and don’t see much else. Five people walked out to the Bayou Bienvenue platform, a wooden walkway at Florida and Caffin Avenues, to overlook the land as it is now and consider these questions.

  • From: WWNO
  • Updated: Jun 03, 2014
Caption: The SpeakEasy Venue, Chickie Wah Wah on Canal Street in New Orleans.
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WWNO's SpeakEasy is a monthly event that features different guests who discuss topics of interest to the region in a casual style.

  • From: WWNO
  • Updated: Apr 21, 2014

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Caption: "Fed Up With Downtown Traffic" flyer, Credit: HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION
TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a two-part series on highways. The first looks at a controversy so intense, it’s called the ‘Second Battle ...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2016
  • Length: 10:34
Caption: Imaginative view of Madame Delphine's House, 253 Royal Street in the Vieux Carre., Credit: KEMBLE, EDWARD WINDSOR / HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION
TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a story about George Washington Cable, and the beautiful danger of writing New Orleans-based historical fic...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 10:22
Caption: A Tobacco Card from 1887, Credit: JOSEPH MAKKOS / NOLA DNA
TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a profile of Eliza Jane Nicholson, a small town poet who became the first woman publisher of a major metrop...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 10:24
Caption: In 1834, artist George Catlin witnessed Choctaw lacrosse in Indian Territory near present-day Oklahoma., Credit: GEORGE CATLIN / SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
Laine Kaplan-Levenson returns with a new story about an indigenous sport that became popular before the Civil War.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 10:19
Caption: Chitimacha basket maker Clara Darden, ca. 1900, Credit: MCILHENNY COMPANY ARCHIVES, AVERY ISLAND, LA
Laine Kaplan-Levenson returns with a story of how the family behind the famous Tabasco brand and a Native American tribe came together, over baskets.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 10:00
Caption: The Purple Knights pose on the court; Harold Sylvester is kneeling next to his coach., Credit: HAROLD SYLVESTER / AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER
In this episode, Laine Kaplan-Levenson discusses the first integrated high school sports contest in Louisiana between St. Aug and Jesuit--and talks...

Bought by WAER


  • Added: Mar 08, 2016
  • Length: 11:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 'Bull and Bear Fight - New Orleans', Credit: THE HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION
In this episode of TriPod, Laine Kaplan-Levenson brings us back to the days when Algiers was a stomping ground for bullfights and other forms of an...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2016
  • Length: 10:23
Caption: 1918 photo of Louis Mayer's father (Louis E. Mayer), and uncles Gus (Gustave John Mayer) and Rudolph Mayer on the stage at the Turnverein von New Orleans. Uncle Gus is top left, Louis Mayer is in the middle., Credit: LOUIS MAYER
In this episode, producer Laine Kaplan-Levenson tells us how Germans brought gymnastics to New Orleans.

  • Added: Mar 02, 2016
  • Length: 10:17
Caption: Image of the St. Malo Maroon community from an 1883 edition of Harper's Weekly., Credit: THE HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION
This episode of TriPod: New Orleans at 300 looks at runaway slaves known as maroons.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KUER, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 02, 2016
  • Length: 09:37
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Old Plantation. Attributed to John Rose, Beaufort County, South Carolina, 1785-1790
In this episode of TriPod, Laine Kaplan-Levenson talks with Professor Sophie White about dynamics within slave communities in New Orleans and the s...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2016
  • Length: 10:09