Tulane Makes Learning About Race An Undergraduate Requirement
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Tulane Makes Learning About Race An Undergraduate Requirement

College campuses are more diverse than ever. But many students of color who attend historically white colleges and universities say their schools have a lot of catching up to do to make them feel welcome. Not just on campus, but in the curriculum. Tulane University has become one of the first historically white major research institutions to make learning about race a requirement.

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Library of Congress

Louisiana Eats: Giving "The Help" A Hand: Applauding Lives Spent In Service

On this week’s show, we’re sharing untold stories of lives spent in service. We begin with a tour of the Kemper-Williams Residence at the Historic New Orleans Collection with decorative arts curator Lydia Blackmore, who conducted exhaustive research on the individuals who worked for the Williams family.

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Climate Report Warns Of Extreme Weather, Displacement Of Millions Without Action

Some of the world's top climate scientists have concluded that global warming is likely to reach dangerous levels unless new technologies are developed to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says pledges from the world's governments to reduce greenhouse gases, made in Paris in 2015, aren't enough to keep global warming from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees F) above pre-industrial temperatures. That...

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Ira Glass and "This American Life" come to the big screen.

The 39th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival opens with treats for all the senses!

Project "Sync-Up" is a new economic initiative to help Louisiana's musicians.

The Sharks and the Jets rumble in the New Orleans Opera's production of Leonard Bernstein's classic American musical.

Lionel Hampton Honored

Apr 18, 2008

Late jazz great Lionel Hampton to be honored Saturday at the Ogden Museum.

Chef Stacey Meyer reviews Gimchee Korean Restaurant in Metairie.

Diane Mack interviews Playwright Eve Ensler, author of "The Vagina Monologues".

Amanda McBroom performs "The Rose" and other original works at Le Chat Noir.

The 22nd annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival starts Wednesday, 3/26/2008.

The Neighborhood Gallery celebrates it's 20th anniversary with the retrospective exhibit "Then and Now."



Harry Shearer
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Le Show For The Week Of October 7, 2018

This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us News of 15,000 Princes, News of Inspector’s General, News of the Atom, News of the Warm, The Appresidentice, Apologies of the Week, and a tribute to Geoff Emerick, The Beatles’ audio engineer.

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The Reading Life with Ellen Hart and Marcie Rendon

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with the 2018 winners of the Diana Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction. Ellen Hart, whose most recent book in the Jane Lawless series is “A Whisper of Bones,” is the winner for the Pinckley Prize for a Distinguished Body of Work. We’ll also hear from Marcie Rendon, winner of the Prize for Debut Novel, for her book “Murder on the Red River.” Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week: Journalist Martin Fletcher discusses and signs “The Promised...

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How prepared is New Orleans for the challenges that climate change will bring in coming years? WWNO and The Lens explore this question with a special series.

Classical 104.9 FM

New Orleans’ source for 24-hour classical music.


*TriPod: New Orleans at 300* is WWNO’s FRESH radio history of New Orleans, released in weekly segments as our city approaches its Tricentennial in 2018.


Susan Larson, host of The Reading Life, talks with local authors and readers about their favorite books from three hundred years of New Orleans literature.