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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
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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.

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  • Updated: Apr 21, 2014

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Caption: A 19th century map of Nassau, Bahamas., Credit: THE MECHANICAL CURATOR COLLECTION / THE BRITISH LIBRARY
In this episode of TriPod, Laine Kaplan-Levenson discusses the slave revolt on the Brig Creole with Harvard Professor Walter Johnson.

  • Added: Mar 01, 2016
  • Length: 10:23
Caption: Sale of Estates, Pictures and Slaves in the Rotunda, New Orleans; by William Henry Brooke, engraver; engraving with watercolor from The Slave States of America, vol. 1; London: Fisher and Son, 1842, Credit: THE HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION
This episode plots points on the map of the domestic slave trade in New Orleans. Producer Laine Kaplan-Levenson visited physical landmarks that bea...

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  • Added: Feb 29, 2016
  • Length: 09:25
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Caption: P. G. T. Beauregard House, Chartres St. 1981.290.32, Credit: THE HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION
In this episode, producer Laine Kaplan-Levenson explores why upper class Sicilians left Italy in the late 19th Century for New Orleans, why it was ...

  • Added: Feb 29, 2016
  • Length: 09:28
Caption: Rendition of the slave revolt, Colony of Santo Domingo., Credit: THE HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION
In this episode, Producer Laine Kaplan-Levenson introduces us to a woman whose family fled Haiti under the Duvalier regime.

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  • Added: Feb 29, 2016
  • Length: 09:26
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Caption: Union Sulfur Co. operations in Sulfur, La., Credit: THE HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION
In this episode, Producer Laine Kaplan-Levenson looks at the arrival of Croatian people, and the split communities between the bayou and the city.

  • Added: Feb 29, 2016
  • Length: 09:25
Caption: Man with a rake and drying shrimp, Credit: THE HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION
This episode of TriPod tells the story of one man’s family business, part of the Chinese immigrant community, that helped build New Orleans.

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  • Added: Feb 29, 2016
  • Length: 09:30
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Caption: Veüe et Perspective de la Nouvelle Orleans" (View and Perspective of New Orleans), 1726., Credit: Jean-Pierre Lassus, Centre des archives d'outre-mer, France.
This episode of TriPod is about the founding and early colonization of New Orleans.

  • Added: Feb 29, 2016
  • Length: 11:10
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Well, we’ve made it. Almost. It’s been a long, hot summer this is our last episode as we come up on the tenth anniversary of Katrina. The city is a...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2015
  • Length: 24:45
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Lots of people who visit New Orleans today are surprised to find the city in such good shape. The rebuilding effort has been long, arduous, and lar...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2015
  • Length: 25:34
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According to numbers from the US Census and the IRS, 236,970 people left Louisiana between the summer of 2005 and the summer of 2006, mostly becaus...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2015
  • Length: 23:00
  • Purchases: 1