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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.

  • From: WWNO
  • Updated: Apr 21, 2014

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Of all the changes New Orleans has seen in the ten years since Katrina, the restructuring of the city's public school system is perhaps the most dr...

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According to a study by the Data Center, the Hispanic population of the New Orleans metro area has nearly doubled since the year 2000. Many people ...

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Nearly a quarter of a million people evacuated to Houston from New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, and in 2006 there were still...

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This week on Katrina: The Debris, getting around New Orleans, during and after the storm.

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Caption: Katrina evacuee Stasia Davis with her kids and grandkids outside their home in Houston., Credit: Kate Richardson
New Orleans is a family city. Grandparents and grandkids, cousins, aunts and uncles often live in the same house, share the same traditions. When K...

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The root of the word “restaurant” is in fact the French verb "restaurer," to restore. And New Orleans restaurateurs, the proprietors, were seen as ...

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The first map for rebuilding New Orleans after the floods included half a dozen ominous totems: Green Dots. To New Orleans native Wendell Pierce, s...

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:30 promo with music for Katrina: The Debris, Ep1

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New Orleans is a weather town. As hurricane season begins, hear the most emotional federal weather bulletin ever written. Plus, more on how the Nat...

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Caption: The Working Coast campers set out fishing on their last day., Credit: Laine Kaplan-Levenson
South Louisiana’s Terrebonne Parish has low unemployment — there are lots of jobs in offshore services. So many that there could be a shortage of l...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2014
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