COASTAL DESK

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Paddle Cane Bayou With The Coastal Desk This Weekend!

Join WWNO's Coastal Desk and Canoe & Trail Adventures for a canoe and kayak trip down Cane Bayou on the Northshore!

One of the coolest things about the Louisiana coast is the way it gradually transitions from cypress swamp into open marsh, and you'll see it firsthand on Cane Bayou. WWNO and Northshore-based outfitter Canoe & Trail Adventures are teaming up to present this this paddle tour, led by a master naturalist, who will tell us all about the plants, animals and history of this slice of Louisiana's unique coastal ecosystem. Last year's trip sold out in advance so make sure to sign up soon!

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ARTS & CULTURE

The Reading Life with Albert Woodfox

This week on The Reading Life: New Orleans native Albert Woodfox, author of “Solitary: My Journey of Transformation and Hope.” He is the last of the group known as the Angola 3 to be released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. This memoir describes his early life, as well as how he survived more than four decades in solitary confinement, more than any other incarcerated man in America.

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Why Restaurant Demand For Smaller Fish Fillets Is Bad News For Oceans

Bigger isn't necessarily better when it comes to catching, selling and eating fish. For certain snappers, in fact, a market preference for plate-size whole fillets is driving fishermen to target smaller fish. For some wild fish populations, this is a recipe for collapse. "The preferred size of a fillet in the U.S. market corresponds to juvenile fish that haven't had a chance to reproduce," says conservation biologist Peter Mous, director of the Nature Conservancy's Indonesia Fisheries...

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In this patriotic month of July, what better time for a 10-question trivia quiz all about "American History"

 ...To test your knowledge of American History, take the WWNO July Trivia Quiz!

June Trivia Quiz

Jun 5, 2002

...Test your knowledge of Famous Folks Named Jones with our 10-question on-line trivia quiz for June...

April 2002 Quiz

Apr 8, 2002

The poet T. S. Eliot wrote: "April is the cruelest month", but you can test your mettle with 10 more Famous Quotes in the April Trivia Quiz, at New Orleans' own 89.9 WWNO...

A review of the TELARC CD "From the Isles to the Courts", by Ensemble Galilei...

Test your knowledge with Ten Tough Questions about American Music in WWNO's March Trivia Quiz...

A review of "Hurricane", the first-ever CD released by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring the music of Stephen Dankner...

In 1913, Stravinsky's ballet "Le Sacre du Printemps" (The Rite of Spring) caused a riot during its Paris premiere. Fistfights broke out in the audience, shoving matches ensued, and enough commotion was raised throughout the Theatre des Champs-Elysees that the dancers had difficulty hearing the music from the orchestra pit.

WWNO is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in February 2002... So, for our monthly quiz, we're asking 10 questions about current events in February 1972! From "The Hot Rock" to Nixon in China, show what you know, and jump back to 1972!

TO TAKE THE FEBRUARY 2002 QUIZ, CLICK HERE...

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LE SHOW

Harry Shearer
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Le Show For The Week Of March 17, 2019

On this edition of Le Show Harry Shearer bring us an interview with Pultizer Prize-winning environmental journalist, Bob Marshall.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with Dr. Gordon "Nick" Mueller

This week on The Reading Life: Susan Larson talks with Dr. Gordon “Nick” Mueller, president and CEO emeritus of the National World War II Museum, about his new book, "Everything We Had: D-Day, 6.6.44."

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FOOD & DINING

Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: In New Orleans, a Toast to the Gift of Irish Hospitality

Confession time: I’m Irish, I obsess over food and I have long envied the relationship my Italian friends have with their culinary heritage. This always comes to a boil in March, with St. Patrick’s Day and St. Joseph’s Day essentially running together.

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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.
Sticky Wicket is a new mini series out of WWNO and WRKF that takes on four historic clashes between Louisiana politicians and the media, one at a time.