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State Board Overturns Some Restrictions On Medical Marijuana

It’s been three years since the Louisiana Legislature approved medical marijuana as a treatment option for certain health conditions. The drug is expected to become available to patients this year, and the number of people who could qualify has grown to about 100,000, after the Legislature expanded the program to include medical conditions like chronic pain and PTSD.

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INSIDE THE ARTS

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Inside The Arts: Amistad’s Soundtrack Of New Orleans, Emery Clark Retrospective, Turandot

This week on Inside the Arts, legendary entertainer Deacon John kicks things off. The guitarist joins Dr. Kara Olidge, executive director of the Amistad Research Center. They are gearing up for Soundtrack of New Orleans, a public celebration of Amistad's 52nd Anniversary, honoring the city's tricentennial, civic leaders and legendary musicians. Then, we visit with Emery Clark. The acclaimed Northshore artist is being honored with a retrospective exhibit of her work, opening at Christwood...

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Violent Crime Stays Flat Nationally, Louisiana Still Leads States for Murder

Violent crime stayed essentially flat last year, according to statistics just released by the FBI. Those crimes were down by 0.2 percent last year, after a sharp increase of more than 5 percent the year before. That means violent crime has essentially plateaued at a level higher than the record lows of a few years ago — but is still substantially lower than the high rates of the 1980s and 1990s. As always, there's great regional variability in violent crimes, even within metro areas. The...

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This week on Inside the Arts, legendary entertainer Deacon John kicks things off. The guitarist joins Dr. Kara Olidge, executive director of the Amistad Research Center. They are gearing up for Soundtrack of New Orleans, a public celebration of Amistad's 52nd Anniversary, honoring the city's tricentennial, civic leaders and legendary musicians.

Then, we visit with Emery Clark. The acclaimed Northshore artist is being honored with a retrospective exhibit of her work, opening at Christwood Atrium Gallery in Covington.

Trump Address to UNGA

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President Trump is addressing the United Nations General Assembly. Watch his remarks live. 

  • Charting Louisiana: 500 Years of Maps edited by Alfred E. Lemmon, John T. Magill, and Jason Wiese; consulting editor, John R. Hébert
  • Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, edited by Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker 
  • New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape by Peirce F. Lewis
  • An Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans from Nature, by Craig E.

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Kalamu ya Salaam, whose new book of collected writings from his long career is “Be About Beauty.” We’ll also hear from Tena Clark, songwriter and music producer and author of the new memoir, “Southern Discomfort.”

Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week:

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This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: News from Lake Reverie—Radio Fella Sells His House, News of Dominion, Harry Reads the Trades, News of Microplastics, News of the GodlyNews of the Olympic MovementThe Apologies of the Week, and more!

Continuum presents The Art of the Bawdy Song, a program of delightful catches and ballads of Merry Old England— 300 years ago. Featured will be Songs from the Tavern, Dancing in the Grass, Tobacco and Other Stimulants, and Men and Maids. The Baltimore Consort will perform these bawdy songs with the aid of the men's singing ensemble, The Merry Companions. Recordings used are: The Art of the Bawdy Song (Baltimore Consort & Merry Companions - Dorian DOR 90155, and, Miri It Is (The Dufay Collective) - Chandos CHAN 9396.

Poppy Tooker with The Landrys
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On this week’s show, we’re celebrating all things pescatarian across Louisiana. To begin, we travel from Port Sulphur to Barataria Bay for a taste of authentic Louisiana seafood with the Landry family of Don’s Seafood. The Landrys host us at their fishing camp and share stories that have been passed down through the generations.

 

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In this week's coastal news roundup, WWNO's Tegan Wendland talks with NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune reporter Tristan Baurick about a controversial plan to build an airport inside Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge. After undergoing a multimillion-dollar restoration, the south Jefferson Parish refuge teems with birds and other wildlife, including several threatened species. It came as a shock to many conservationists that the state had signed off on an idea to put an airport on protected habitat. 

Trappers, Gunslingers, And The War On Delacroix Island

Sep 21, 2018
The Historic New Orleans Collection

On upper Decatur Street in the French Quarter, there's a unique mint green building with the words "Delacroix Corporation" displayed across the facade. Little do most New Orleanians know, but the origins of the Delacroix Corporation can be traced back to the Isleños people of Saint Bernard Parish, who were once muskrat trappers. On this edition of NOLA Life Stories, Dorothy Benge, who serves as the current president of the Delacroix Corporation, traces her family history back to those days, when the muskrat trappers went to war.

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Since 1986, Southern Rep Theatre has been producing original and classic plays that speak to the depth and diversity of New Orleans culture. Now, after six years without a permanent home, Southern Rep has found one. The former Saint Rose de Lima Church on Bayou Road has been transformed into a theatre complex. NolaVie’s Renée Peck catches up with Aimee Hayes, the company’s Producing Artistic Director, to hear all about Southern Rep’s housewarming.

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LE SHOW

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Le Show For the Week of Sept. 23, 2018

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: News from Lake Reverie—Radio Fella Sells His House , News of Dominion , Harry Reads the Trades , News of Microplastics , News of the Godly , News of the Olympic Movement , The Apologies of the Week , and more!

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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.

THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with Justin Nystrom and Patty Friedmann

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Justin Nystrom, author of" Creole Italian: Sicilian Immigrants and the Shaping of New Orleans Food Culture.” Yummy! We’ll also hear from Patty Friedmann about her new short story collection, “Where Do They All Come From?” Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week: Keith O’Brien discusses and signs “Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History,” Monday, September 17, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books. Registration...

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TRICENTENNIAL READING LIST

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.

FOOD & DINING

Poppy Tooker with The Landrys
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Following Fish Tales From Antartica To Barataria Bay

On this week’s show, we’re celebrating all things pescatarian across Louisiana. To begin, we travel from Port Sulphur to Barataria Bay for a taste of authentic Louisiana seafood with the Landry family of Don’s Seafood . The Landrys host us at their fishing camp and share stories that have been passed down through the generations. Next, we meet Paul Greenberg , author of Four Fish and The Omega Principle. Paul spent three years investigating omega-3 and made some surprising discoveries about...

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TRIPOD: NEW ORLEANS AT 300

*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.