Eve Troeh http://wrkf.org en Behind The Test: The Rules And Regulations Leading To Reliable LEAP Data http://wrkf.org/post/behind-test-rules-and-regulations-lead-reliable-leap-data WWNO continues its series “Behind the Test” with a look at test security. The paper booklets, and students’ answers inside, can determine things like teacher pay or the very existence of a school. Wed, 14 May 2014 14:17:50 +0000 Eve Troeh 26560 at http://wrkf.org Behind The Test: The Rules And Regulations Leading To Reliable LEAP Data Voters In New Orleans Give Mayor Mitch Landrieu 2nd Term http://wrkf.org/post/voters-new-orleans-give-mayor-mitch-landrieu-2nd-term Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Over the weekend New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu celebrated a big reelection victory. In triumph, the mayor reflected on the city's recovery from Hurricane Katrina back in 2005.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SPEECH)<p>MAYOR MITCH LANDRIEU: We got up. We dusted ourselves off. We took that first step. And then we took another. We pressed on and we as a people have come back strong.<p>MONTAGNE: Still, there are plenty of problems facing Landrieu in his second term - among them high unemployment and crime. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:01:00 +0000 Eve Troeh 22075 at http://wrkf.org President Barack Obama Speaks On The Economy And The Affordable Care Act At The Port Of New Orleans http://wrkf.org/post/president-barack-obama-speaks-economy-and-affordable-care-act-port-new-orleans President Barack Obama visited the Port of New Orleans on Friday, Nov. Sat, 09 Nov 2013 17:30:30 +0000 Eve Troeh 18598 at http://wrkf.org President Barack Obama Speaks On The Economy And The Affordable Care Act At The Port Of New Orleans BP Wants To Halt Deepwater Horizon Claims Process http://wrkf.org/post/bp-wants-halt-deepwater-horizon-claims-process BP is fighting the settlement it agreed to last summer that let the oil company avoid thousands of potential lawsuits over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.<p>Just after the spill, when oil was still gushing into the Gulf, BP touted the $20 billion it set aside for claims. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 21:20:00 +0000 Eve Troeh 15753 at http://wrkf.org BP Wants To Halt Deepwater Horizon Claims Process Levee Board Takes On Oil Industry Over Damage To Delta http://wrkf.org/post/levee-board-takes-oil-industry-over-damage-delta <p style="margin-bottom: 1.42857em; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, 'DejaVu Serif', serif; line-height: 20px;">&#160;<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2013/08/marketplace_segment19_20130829_64.mp3" class="asset-audio">Levee Board Takes On Oil Industry Over Damage To Delta</a><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, 'DejaVu Serif', serif; line-height: 20px;">Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has a new flood protection system — $14 billion of levees, pumps and flood gates built by the Ar Fri, 30 Aug 2013 00:03:43 +0000 Eve Troeh 15460 at http://wrkf.org Levee Board Takes On Oil Industry Over Damage To Delta Pie-Deprived New Orleans Roots For Bakery, A Year After Fire http://wrkf.org/post/pie-deprived-new-orleans-roots-bakery-year-after-fire Almost any kind of comeback gets New Orleans excited, since the city lost so much in the flood after Hurricane Katrina. That goes especially for food.<p>One year ago Saturday, New Orleans lost a beloved brand when Hubig's pie bakery burned to the ground. The hand-held, fruit-filled crescents, fried golden-brown, had been delivered fresh to more than 1,000 local stores each morning.<p>Pie fans have come out in droves to support the company. Sat, 27 Jul 2013 09:46:00 +0000 Eve Troeh 13942 at http://wrkf.org Pie-Deprived New Orleans Roots For Bakery, A Year After Fire Two Newspapers Battle It Out For The New Orleans Market http://wrkf.org/post/two-newspapers-battle-it-out-new-orleans-market Last year when New Orleans' main paper, <em>The Times-Picayune,</em> laid off dozens of newspaper employees and cut its circulation to three times a week, residents were shocked.<p>Sharron Morrow and her friends had bonded over the morning paper at a local coffee shop for the past 20 years.<p>"I've stopped my subscription, and I mourn the paper almost every day," she says.<p><strong>Shifting Media Players</strong><p>Newspaper circulation has been <a href="http://stateofthemedia.org/2012/newspapers-building-digital-revenues-proves-painfully-slow/newspapers-by-the-numbers/">rapidly declining</a> Wed, 29 May 2013 20:10:00 +0000 Eve Troeh 11126 at http://wrkf.org Two Newspapers Battle It Out For The New Orleans Market New News Habits In New Orleans http://wrkf.org/post/new-news-habits-new-orleans <span style="color: rgb(34, 31, 31); font-family: minion-pro, Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">A year ago today, news leaked that The Times-Picayune would cease daily publication, cut staff and focus on its website, NOLA.com. The paper and ink edition now hits doorsteps and newsstands just three days a week: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.</span><p dir="ltr" style="margin-bottom: 19.56px;">History and tradition play an outsized role in New Orleans. Sat, 25 May 2013 16:12:49 +0000 Eve Troeh 10942 at http://wrkf.org New News Habits In New Orleans At Jazz Fest, Photographers Have A Culture All Their Own http://wrkf.org/post/jazz-fest-photographers-have-culture-all-their-own The 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival wraps up Monday. This weekend and last, 12 stages have mixed such marquee names as <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/102442872/fleetwood-mac" target="_blank">Fleetwood Mac</a>, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15172191" target="_blank">Phoenix</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15221330" target="_blank">Los Lobos</a> with dozens of local bluesmen, soul belters and Cajun fiddle players. Sat, 04 May 2013 09:03:00 +0000 Eve Troeh 9894 at http://wrkf.org At Jazz Fest, Photographers Have A Culture All Their Own