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The Freedmen's Bureau, by Alfred R. Waud for Harper's Weekly, July 25, 1868 / Library of Congress/Public Domain

The History of Louisiana's Non-Unanimous Jury Rule

Louisiana currently allows a non-unanimous jury decision for felony convictions. That law is up for reconsideration this election day with a ballot initiative, which, if it passes, would change the state constitution to require unanimous juries. But how did we get here? How did Louisiana become one of only two states in the nation that allows convictions by non-unanimous juries?

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with Michael Allen Zell and Lou Berney

This week on The Reading Life: Thrillers! Michael Allen Zell, author of “City Krystal Soulman,” the latest in his New Orleans-set Bobby Delery series, a nd Lou Berney, author of “November Road,” a thriller which takes off from the Kennedy assassination and imagines the Carlos Marcello empire. Sunday at noon, Tuesday at 1:30, and Wednesday at 8.

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Thousands Swell Ranks Of U.S.-Bound Migrant Caravan In Mexico

Updated at 5:45 a.m. ET Monday A growing crowd of Central American migrants in southern Mexico resumed its advance toward the U.S. border on Sunday. The numbers have overwhelmed Mexican officials' attempts to stop them at the border. The Associated Press reports that the number of migrants has swelled to about 5,000, but an official in Mexico has put the number as high as 7,000. On Saturday, President Trump told reporters the migrants were " hardened criminals." With the November midterms...

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The Freedmen's Bureau, by Alfred R. Waud for Harper's Weekly, July 25, 1868 / Library of Congress/Public Domain

Louisiana currently allows a non-unanimous jury decision for felony convictions. That law is up for reconsideration this election day with a ballot initiative, which, if it passes, would change the state constitution to require unanimous juries.

But how did we get here? How did Louisiana become one of only two states in the nation that allows convictions by non-unanimous juries?

This week on The Reading Life:  Thrillers! Michael Allen Zell, author of “City Krystal Soulman,” the latest in his New Orleans-set Bobby Delery series, and Lou Berney, author of “November Road,” a thriller which takes off from the Kennedy assassination and imagines the Carlos Marcello empire. Sunday at noon, Tuesday at 1:30, and Wednesday at 8. 

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On this week's Le Show, Harry Shearer interviews economist and Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Stony Brook University, Stephanie Kelton. Also, News of the Atom, The Apologies of the Week, and more!

Early Music of the Garden is presented by Continuum. Four different aspects of the "early" garden are visited: The Garden of Earthly Delights, Dreams in a Pleasure Garden, A Dance in the Garden of Mirth, and When Birds Do Sing. This wide variety of garden music is performed by four excellent early music ensembles. The periods of music heard range from the 14th century through the 17th century.

On this week's show, we'll explore the immense influence that Italian foodways had on the development of New Orleans cuisine. We'll time travel through the years of the family-operated Uptown gem, Pascal's Manale. This history, which is now immortalized in Poppy's new book, The Pascal's Manale Cookbook, focuses on two Sicilian immigrant families, the Manales and the Radostas, forebearers of today's Defelice clan, who continue the Manale tradition today. Three generations of family share their stories with us.

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)

This week on the Coastal News Roundup: researchers find plastic chemicals in Gulf dolphins, what the Water Infrastructure Act means for a controversial flood control project in Mississippi, and officials cancel plans for an airport on Elmer’s Island.

 

WWNO’s Travis Lux and Nola.com/The Times-Picayune's Tristan Baurick talk about the latest coastal news.

The Historic New Orleans Collection

George Dunbar is a contemporary artist from New Orleans whose work has graced the walls and halls of exhibits around the world. In the 1950s, he banded together with several other contemporary artists who identified with the abstract movement known as the New York School. Together, they opened a co-op gallery on Royal Street. In this edition of NOLA Life Stories, Mr. Dunbar describes this moment in contemporary art, which found its nexus at the Orleans Gallery.

Photo courtesy of Folwell Dunbar.

No one has stories quite like a Southerner has stories, and Folwell Dunbar proves that tenfold. From swimming in the swamps to tempting death in some unlikely situations, Folwell has compiled his most outrageous stories into a new book called He Falls Well. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford caught up with Folwell to talk life, writing, and choices.

Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.  

American Routes Shortcuts: Albert Lee

Oct 19, 2018
Albert Lee
American Routes

British guitarist Albert Lee is a musicians’ musician, a speedy, telecaster master of American rock and rockabilly guitar. Born in Herefordshire County 1943 to an English gypsy family of modest means, Lee’s musicianship has carried him as a stage and studio musician to a life in Malibu. Over the years he’s worked with Emmylou Harris, The Everly Brothers, Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, Ricky Skaggs and Rodney Crowell among many.

When the Saints are playing, New Orleans is eating.
Ian McNulty

We all know that the way a Saints game ends can affect the tone of New Orleans life. Turns out the start of the game can have an impact too, and we’re seeing play out on the plate.

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Le Show For the Week of Oct. 21, 2018

On this week's Le Show, Harry Shearer interviews economist and Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Stony Brook University, Stephanie Kelton. Also, News of the Atom , The Apologies of the Week , and more!

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with Kiese Laymon

This week on The Reading Life: Kiese Laymon, author of “Heavy: An American Memoir.” Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week: Le Petit Theatre is partnering with Octavia Books for a Book Club, to be hosted by Christina Pellegrini and including special guests from each production. The first meeting is Sunday, October 14, at 1 p.m. at Le Petit Theatre; the book for discussion is “Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong," by Terry Teachout. Poet Melinda Palacio reads from “Bird Forgiveness,”...

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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.

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New Orleans’ source for 24-hour classical music.

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.

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

Louisiana Eats: Creole Italian Manale's Style

On this week's show, we'll explore the immense influence that Italian foodways had on the development of New Orleans cuisine. We'll time travel through the years of the family-operated Uptown gem, Pascal's Manale . This history, which is now immortalized in Poppy's new book, The Pascal's Manale Cookbook , focuses on two Sicilian immigrant families, the Manales and the Radostas, forebearers of today's Defelice clan, who continue the Manale tradition today. Three generations of family share their stories with us.

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