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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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The Lower 9th Ward's Bayou Bienvenue Wetland Triangle of today is what is called a “ghost swamp”. Until the 1960s, it was a full of cypress trees, ...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2014
  • Length: 18:02
Caption: A rendering of the 'Sunny Side' section of Parisite Skate Park, Credit: Emilie Taylor / Tulane City Center
There are many ways to handle neighborhood flooding, beyond pumping stations and sewers. Some cities have realized that skate parks, of all places,...

  • Added: May 20, 2014
  • Length: 04:39
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Yolonda Ross is a lead in John Sayles' latest independent film, "Go For Sisters". Her filmography includes Antoine Fisher, Shortbus, and HBO's "Tre...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2014
  • Length: 04:21
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Caption: David Weinberg and WWNO's Eve Troeh, Credit: Janet Wilson
WWNO's SpeakEasy is a monthly event that features different guests who discuss topics of interest to the region in a casual style. March, 2014 brou...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2014
  • Length: 52:12
Caption: The 1910 New Orleans Pelicans baseball team; Shoeless Joe Jackson is #12.
This piece by Eric Millman is about moving to New Orleans from California hoping to join a baseball community, and drowning in the unavoidable Sain...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2014
  • Length: 05:31
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They’re called bunker up north, and Pogies here in the South, and are sometimes referred to as “The Most Important Fish In the Sea”. These are the ...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2014
  • Length: 04:48
Caption: Tom Kobayashi, Landscape, Manzanar Relocation Center, California, Credit: Ansel Adams
Producer Laine Kaplan-Levenson speaks with author Shizue Seigel about her book In Good Conscience: Supporting Japanese Americans During the Internm...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2014
  • Length: 04:48
Caption: Sarah Vowell signing books after a lecture at Lamar Univ. in Beaumont, Texas
Sarah Vowell talks to reporter Brian Friedman about Louis Armstrong, voiceover work, Andrew Jackson, and other musings.

  • Added: Apr 11, 2014
  • Length: 04:27
Caption: Cartoon, "The Mascot", New Orleans, 27 July 1891. "Scenes and Incidents - A Lady Bicyclist Creates a Sensation on St. Charles Avenue".
Lacar Musgrove reads "A Moveable Race" about a 19th Century bicycle race on Thanksgiving Day in New Orleans.

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  • Added: Mar 26, 2014
  • Length: 05:27
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Adam Karlin talks about the Boat Parade during Lundi Gras in New Orleans, and how he likes it more than the more traditional parts of Carnival.

  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 04:39