NOTES FROM NEW ORLEANS
New Orleans has a way of making any holiday its own, so it’s no surprise that our Christmas season has a singular kind of sparkle. NolaVie’s Renée Peck illuminates Christmas in the Crescent City in this special holiday edition of Notes from New Orleans. If you live in New Orleans, or you’re visiting the city, you’ve probably noticed that the holidays look a little different around here. For one thing, the climate isn’t conducive to ugly Christmas sweaters -- our shoppers are more apt to be...
Songwriter Eric Andersen developed his literary chops hanging out in San Francisco with Beat poets, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg. He moved to Greenwich Village during the early ‘60s folk revival, and wrote songs that Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, and Johnny Cash would cover. Andersen appeared in an Andy Warhol film with Edie Sedgwick and befriended Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe while living in the Chelsea Hotel. He crossed Canada by train in concert with the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and the Band, and recorded with friends Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, and Townes Van Zandt. But before all that counter-cultural glory, Eric grew up middle class in Pittsburgh, aiming for a conventional career.
Updated at 11:50 a.m. ET Michael Cohen, President Trump's onetime lawyer and fixer, says his former boss knew it was wrong to order hush money payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign to two women who say they had affairs with Trump — but he directed Cohen to do it anyway to help his election chances. Cohen also said in an interview with ABC News that aired Friday that the president's repeated assertions that Cohen is lying about the payments and other aspects of his work for Trump...
A Special Holiday Partnership
This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us the first part of his 2018 Year in Rebuke. We’ll look back at big headlines and overlooked news stories with The Appresidentice , Entrepod , News of the Warm, Nixon in Heaven , Bad Days at Black Rock , Donald Trump’s Mar a Lago Diet, Clintonsomething , and original music about the environment and Stormy Daniels.
This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with novelist and historian Winston Groom, whose new book is “The Allies, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II.” We’ll hear about U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith’s visit to Louisiana this week, as well as some poetry from James Nolan, whose new book is “Nasty Water: Collected New Orleans Poems.”
FOOD & DINING
On this week's show, we explore the intersections between hunting, gathering, fishing, and our changing environment. We begin at the Best of Bycatch dinner at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, where a highly invasive fish is on the menu: the Asian Carp.