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Wallis Watkins

Citizens Organize To Inform Community About Unanimous Jury Amendment

About 40 people gathered Wednesday evening at a New Orleans Labor Union hall to coordinate voter registration outreach efforts, and to educate people on a ballot initiative this fall that could change Louisiana’s non-unanimous jury rule.

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CULTURE

The Historic New Orleans Collection

How To Spell Solidarity: The Freedom Ride Of '61

The Historic New Orleans Collection has put together a wealth of oral histories from the civil rights movement as part of their NOLA Resistance Project. The latest story belongs to Claude Reese, who played a vital role in the New Orleans chapter of CORE, the Congress of Racial Equality . Claude traces his civil rights activism back to one extraordinary leader, Oretha Castle Haley. You’re about to hear Claude’s firsthand account in this edition of NOLA Life Stories. This NOLA Life Stories...

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U.S. Threatens Further Sanctions Against Turkey Over Detained Pastor

The U.S. is threatening further sanctions against Turkey if it does not quickly release American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been detained by the Turkish government for nearly two years. The diplomatic spat is also taking a toll on Turkey's currency, the lira. Turkey says Brunson has ties to political groups responsible for the 2016 attempted coup of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Brunson runs an evangelical church in the Turkish city of Izmir. The U.S. says the pastor is "a victim of...

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On this week’s show, we take a look at immigration and its impact on the American food landscape.

We begin with Rick Bayless, whose award-winning Frontera restaurants are bolstered by workers who come from immigrant backgrounds. Rick explains how many of his staff members were brought to the country as children and are now facing an uncertain future.

Brett Duke / Nola.com | The Times-Picayune

This week on the Coastal News Roundup: a newish technology called environmental DNA, how sea level rise threatens internet infrastructure, and what we can learn from the alligator amid proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act.

Environmental reporters Sara Sneath and Joan Meiners from Nola.com | The Times-Picayune talk about the week in coastal news.

How To Spell Solidarity: The Freedom Ride Of '61

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The Historic New Orleans Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection has put together a wealth of oral histories from the civil rights movement as part of their NOLA Resistance Project. The latest story belongs to Claude Reese, who played a vital role in the New Orleans chapter of CORE, the Congress of Racial Equality. Claude traces his civil rights activism back to one extraordinary leader, Oretha Castle Haley. You’re about to hear Claude’s firsthand account in this edition of NOLA Life Stories.

Caught On Tape: A Tricentennial Exhibit Gets Sticky

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Kelley Crawford

As tricentennial exhibits continue to pop up around New Orleans, one artist has found a way to make local history stick. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford visits Justin Lundgren's studio to learn more. 

Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

American Routes Shortcuts: Cedric Burnside

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Cedric Burnside
American Routes

Cedric Burnside heard hill country blues from his grandfather, R.L. Burnside, also known as Big Daddy. As a youth, Cedric toured with Big Daddy playing drums in his band and with elders Junior Kimbrough and Jessie Mae Hemphill. Once of age, Cedric formed the “Juke Joint Duo” with friend Lightnin’ Malcolm, and later the Cedric Burnside Project. His 2015 album Descendants of Hill Country was nominated for a Grammy. But it began for him living with his grandparents in Holly Springs, MS.

Wallis Watkins

About 40 people gathered Wednesday evening at a New Orleans Labor Union hall to coordinate voter registration outreach efforts, and to educate people on a ballot initiative this fall that could change Louisiana’s non-unanimous jury rule.

Coolinary is a popular prix fixe promotion in August in New Orleans. The seafood stuffed eggplant at Brigtsen's Restaurant is dish on its Coolinary menu.
Ian McNulty

When it comes to dining around New Orleans, it’s possible that the worst of times can also be the best of times.

No, this is not a tale of two cities. It’s the story of one hot city, our own, going through its all-too-predictable slow summer season. 

Helen Gillet at the Sugar Maple
Art Montes

German artist David Helbich first coined the term “Belgian solutions” when he moved to Brussels in the early-2000s. It refers to the ad-lib alterations to the architecture and infrastructure of the EU capital, which Helbich has made a central theme in his photography.

Travis Lux / WWNO

The flooding of August 5th, 2017 revealed that several pumps, and the generators that power them, were broken.

 

Most of that equipment has now been fixed, but last week, lawyers filed a class-action lawsuit against the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans over damages caused by the flood waters.

 

WWNO’s Travis Lux spoke with New Orleans Advocate reporter Jeff Adelson about the suit, and what comes next.

Cheundra Bailey is struggling to find a way to pay for her daughter's high school uniform.
Jess Clark / WWNO - New Orleans Public Radio

In New Orleans, many families are living paycheck to paycheck. So when the start of the school year comes around, the added cost of returning to the classroom can be a major burden. 

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Le Show For The Week Of August 12, 2018

This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us another edition of Our Freedom Loving Friends, News of the Olympic Movement, News from Outside the Bubble, Harry Reads the Trades, News of America’s Longest War, Karzai Talk , News of Inspector’s General, The Apologies of the Week, great music 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 Julia Reed

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Julia Reed, author of “South Toward Home: Adventures and Misadventures in My Native Land.” It's full of tales of critters, cuisine, and plain old fun!

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FOOD & DINING

Coolinary is a popular prix fixe promotion in August in New Orleans. The seafood stuffed eggplant at Brigtsen's Restaurant is dish on its Coolinary menu.
Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: In New Orleans’ worst season, making the best with great meals

When it comes to dining around New Orleans, it’s possible that the worst of times can also be the best of times.

No, this is not a tale of two cities. It’s the story of one hot city, our own, going through its all-too-predictable slow summer season.

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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.