WWNO Public NewsRoom Archive

City Council Gets Road Home Update (2008-09-19)
The New Orleans City Council has been asked to keep up the pressure on the state's Road Home program. Members heard an update yesterday on what it - and isn't - happening with getting funds to people still working on recovery from Hurricane Katrina.

Franklin Martin's film "Walking On Dead Fish" (2008-09-18)
The triumph of the human spirit looms large in "Walking On Dead Fish," a post-Katrina documentary by filmmaker Franklin Martin. It's premiere comes at the height of a very active hurricane season and is told through the eyes of a small town football team that turned adversity into victory, uplifting an entire community.

Charleston Mayor Riley Speaks about Rebuilding New Orleans (2008-09-18)
The mayor of Charleston, South Carolina, Joseph Riley, Jr., spoke at a luncheon in New Orleans today. But before he did he spoke with WWNO's Jack Hokpe.

NOMA Displays "Coping with Katrina" Part 1 (2008-09-17)
This past weekend, a photography exhibit commemorating the three year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina opened at the New Orleans Museum of Art, across the hall from another Katrina-related exhibit which showcases the artwork of children. This second exhibit, called Coping with Katrina, is a result of NOMA's art therapy initiative.

NOMA Displays "Coping with Katrina" Part 2 (2008-09-17)
This is Part 2 of "NOMA Displays 'Coping with Katrina'".

Mayor Nagin Evaluates Evacuation (2008-09-10)
Mayor Ray Nagin is taking a look at how the city handled Hurricane Gustav, while keeping a close eye on the track of Hurricane Ike.

NOPD Superintendent Riley says police "performed well" (2008-09-10)
New Orleans Police Superintendent Warren Riley says his department performed well during Hurricane Gustav; he checked with the department's Public Integrity Division and no complaints have been filed against officers. He says officers will continue to concentrate on anti-looting measures. About 50 people have been arrested for multiple counts of looting, and the number of incidents is declining.

Lousiana National Guardsmen Affected by Gustav (2008-09-09)
While people in New Orleans get back to their routines after Hurricane Gustav, some in the Louisiana National Guard have put their own recovery on hold while they pitch in where they're assigned. Some members of the 141st Field Artillery unit took a break from setting up distribution points for people to pick up food and supplies to speak with WWNO. They had all been in Baghdad when Hurricane Katrina hit.

Hurricane Gustav Announcement/Information (2008-08-30)
Links and information sites for Hurricane Resources

New Orleans "Still Matters" for Author Tom Piazza" (2008-08-15)
Tom Piazza's new novel "City of Refuge" is about to be released just before the upcoming third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

New Exhibit Honors The Work Of Sister Henriette Delille (2008-08-14)
Henriette DeLille, the founder of the order of the Sisters of the Holy Family, may become the first African-American saint. A new exhibit at the New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History pays homage to Sister DeLille's life's work.

New Orleans Return the Favor to Midwest (2008-07-31)
Just as the New Orleans theater community received from New York after Katrina, Cedar Rapids Iowa will receive from New Orleans when Le Chat Noir Cabaret presents HeartSong 2. WWNO's Deb Albertson tells us how and why the singers are honing their craft for Thursday night's performance.

Biodiesel Busses Hit The Road (2008-07-23)
The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority is rolling out it's new fleet of busses that run on biodiesel fuel. WWNO's Deb Albertson reports.

New Entertainment Center Coming to East Bank (2008-07-16)
"Blaine Kern's Entertainment Complex" will renew part of the riverfront.

Long Hot Summer circa 1860 (2008-07-10)
What New Orleanians did to beat the heat during mid 19th century summers.

George Long's "Katrina Days" (2008-07-10)
New Orleans photographer's latest work is a personal testament to the storm's destruction and to the resiliency of those who call New Orleans home.

Radio Diner: 7-3-08 (2008-07-07)
Chef Stacey Meyer reviews New Orleans' Taqueria Guerrero in the North Carrollton neighborhood.

National Travellng Exhibit Debuts at Essence Fest (2008-07-03)
National talk show host and author Tavis Smiley picks New Orleans to premiere "America I Am", a mobile celebration of African American's impact on this country.

Historic Streetcar Line Comes All The Way Back! (2008-06-30)
Locals as well as visitors to New Orleans can enjoy the entire legendary St. Charles Avenue streetcar line. It now runs all the way to the end of the line at Claiborne and Carrollton. WWNO's Deb Albertson reports.

New Orleans Dance Festival Celebrates African and Caribbean Traditions (2008-06-27)
Put your dancing shoes on and shake a tail feather! The 12th Annual New Orleans Dance Festival kicks off next week as international dance instructors will be in town celebrating African and Caribbean dance traditions found in New Orleans culture.

"Hansel and Gretel" Comes to Tulane (2008-06-24)
The Patchwork Players Perform "Hansel and Gretel" at Tulane's Newcomb Campus.

Three Festivals, One Weekend! (2008-06-13)
The French Quarter hosts the "New Orleans Vieux To Do" this weekend.

Gifted young musician at "Trinity". (2008-06-06)
12-year old Moldovan prodigy Simion Gronic will perform at Trinity Artist Series.

Young artists collabarate for concert. (2008-05-30)
The Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra and NORD/NOBA come together for family event.

"Music Alive" comes home this weekend (2008-05-23)
A unique ensemble of Jazz and Classical musicians are gearing up for a homecoming this weekend. Under the direction of violinist Rachel Jordan, the Music Alive Ensemble, a unique ensemble of Classical and Jazz musicians will perform in New Orleans for the first time in since hurricane Katrina.

Navratilova serves up tennis art at Lemieux Galleries (2008-05-22)
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova is serving new strokes. With a tennis ball and racquet in hand, She is making her mark these days, on canvas.

Cokie Roberts Returns Home (2008-05-14)
Cokie talks about her new book, "Ladies of Liberty".

Beyond "Blue Dogs" (2008-05-08)
New Orleans Museum of Art caps a retrospective of 40 years of the works of artist George Rodrigue with an all-nighter!

JazzFest Treats for All the Senses (2008-05-02)
There's something special for your ears, eyes and palate at JazzFest 2008.

Radio Diner 5-2-08 (2008-05-02)
Chef Stacey Meyer reviews New Orleans' "Cochon", inspired by the old-fashioned boucheries of Acadiana.

This American Life - "Live"!! (2008-04-30)
Ira Glass and the "This American Life" show come to the big screen.

Old and New at JazzFest 2008!! (2008-04-25)
The 39th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival opens with treats for all the senses!

Project "Sync-Up" for Musicians (2008-04-23)
Project "Sync-Up" is a new economic initiative to help Louisiana's musicians

"West Side Story" in New Orleans (2008-04-18)
The Sharks and the Jets rumble in the New Orleans Opera's production of Leonard Bernstein's classin American musical.

Lionel Hamton Honored (2008-04-18)
Late Jazz great Lionel Hampton to be honored Saturday at Ogden Museum

Radio Diner 04-10-08 (2008-04-10)
Chef Stacey Meyer reviews Gimchee Korean Restaurant in Metairie.

10th Anniversary of "V-Day" (2008-04-07)
Diane Mack interviews Playwright Eve Ensler, author of "The Vagina Monologues".

Amanda McBroom at Le Chat Noir (2008-04-07)
Amand McBroom performs "The Rose" and other original works at Le Chat Noir.

New Orleans Festival for the Literati! (2008-03-25)
The 22nd annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival starts Wednesday, 3/26/2008.

Major Milestone in Local Arts Scene (2008-03-20)
The Neighborhood Gallery celebrates it's 20th anniversary with the retrospective exhibit "Then and Now."