New Orleans

9:17am

Fri July 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Hubig Pies, Landmark New Orleans Bakery, Has Burned Down

Originally published on Fri July 27, 2012 9:39 am

Fresh Hubig pies read for delivery in 2007.
Alex Brandon AP

A bakery that's been producing hand-size, fried fruit pies for hungry folks in and around New Olreans since 1922 is "a total loss" after a blaze today, city fire officials tell The Times-Picayune.

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3:12pm

Wed July 25, 2012
Election 2012

Black Business Owners Urge Obama To Aid Growth

Originally published on Wed July 25, 2012 5:29 pm

Then-presidential candidate Barack Obama poses with National Urban League President Marc Morial on Aug. 2, 2008.
Phelan M. Ebenhack AP

President Obama's speech to the National Urban League conference in New Orleans on Wednesday night coincides with a debate over the role of government in helping small businesses succeed.

Some black Americans say they have an especially hard time when it comes to owning and operating their own businesses.

On the northern edge of New Orleans' French Quarter, Shaka Zulu and his wife, Na'imah, are trying desperately to protect a slice of local culture that sometimes gets lost here.

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2:25pm

Mon July 2, 2012
NPR Cities: Urban Life In The 21st Century

Filling In New Orleans' Future, One Blank At A Time

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 7:19 pm

Candy Chang, co-founder of the website Neighborland, writes on an art installation in New Orleans in April. As part of a public street art project that later became Neighborland, Chang put nametag-like stickers on empty New Orleans storefronts for residents to write ideas for improving the city.
Katie Hayes Luke for NPR

New Orleans became a blank slate after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. And ever since, entrepreneurs have rushed in to experiment with new ideas for building and running a city.

Among them is a startup called Neighborland.com, a social media tool for sharing ideas to make your neighborhood better. After signing in to Neighborland, you can find your neighborhood and post your idea. The posts all start with "I want," and you fill in the rest.

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9:31am

Sat June 16, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'Clock Blues: The Louisiana Blues

Al Rapone's 1990 album, 'Zydeco To Go'.
Blind Pig

The Louisiana blues style developed rather late. It was not until after World War 2 that the state really began to make a notable mark on the blues world.

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5:34am

Sat June 16, 2012
NPR Story

Mayoral Agenda: What To Do About Gang Violence

Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 12:22 pm

Transcript

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