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Coastal News Roundup: Ineffective Oil Spill Dispersants, And More

The chemicals used to help clean up the BP oil spill, known as dispersants, have been already been accused of damaging the health of humans and sea life. Now, a new study says they were ineffective at doing what they were meant to do: clean up the oil. This week on the Coastal News Roundup, WWNO's Travis Lux speak with Nola.com/The Times-Picayune's Tristan Baurick about the study. Plus, a look at the black rail -- a coastal bird threatened by sea level rise.

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STICKY WICKET

Coming Soon: 'Sticky Wicket'

Sticky Wicket: Louisiana Politics Versus the Press is a new mini series out of WWNO New Orleans Public Radio and WRKF Baton Rouge Public Radio that takes on four historic clashes between Louisiana politicians and the media, one at a time. These relationships have always been love/hate in the Pelican state. Click on the player above to hear the trailer, and tune in Tuesday, November 13th at 630 p.m. to hear the first episode live on WWNO. Follow Sticky Wicket on instagram at @stickywicketpod ....

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New Physical Activity Guidelines Urge Americans: Move More, Sit Less

You've likely heard the idea that sitting is the new smoking. Compared with 1960, workers in the U.S. burn about 140 fewer calories , on average, per day due to our sedentary office jobs. And, while it's true that sitting for prolonged periods is bad for your health, the good news is that we can offset the damage by adding more physical activity to our days. The federal government has just updated recommendations for physical activity for the first time in 10 years, essentially to get that...

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This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us The Apologies of the Week, The Appresidentice, and an interview with Bruce Schneier, author of Click Here to Kill Everybody.

Hello, and welcome to The Reading Life, your weekly look at the Louisiana literary scene. I’m Susan Larson. Today, I’ll be talking with Jason Berry about his new book, “City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300.”

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

This Continuum program presents music from the medieval manuscript of the romance of Fauvel, a tawny colored horse who rises to prominence in the French 14th century royal court. It is one of the most famous collections of medieval music in existence. The name Fauvel is responsible for the term to "curry favor." The phrase in the manuscript to "curry Fauvel" referred to the currying (or combing) of the horse and was turned by later usage into "curry favor". The manuscript contains over 150 pieces of music, all with texts under-laid.

Sticky Wicket: Louisiana Politics Versus the Press is a new mini series out of WWNO New Orleans Public Radio and WRKF Baton Rouge Public Radio that takes on four historic clashes between Louisiana politicians and the media, one at a time. These relationships have always been love/hate in the Pelican state.

Click on the player above to hear the trailer, and tune in Tuesday, November 13th at 630 p.m. to hear the first episode live on WWNO. 

Ora King Winner Jonathan Granada
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Ora King is a sustainably raised salmon from New Zealand with a delicious history. On this week’s show, we travel to three cities to meet three chefs—all finalists in an international competition to create the most inventive Ora King salmon dish.

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The chemicals used to help clean up the BP oil spill, known as dispersants, have been already been accused of damaging the health of humans and sea life. Now, a new study says they were ineffective at doing what they were meant to do: clean up the oil.

This week on the Coastal News Roundup, WWNO's Travis Lux speak with Nola.com/The Times-Picayune's Tristan Baurick about the study. Plus, a look at the black rail -- a coastal bird threatened by sea level rise.

NO LAW

Picture this: there are teams of dancers, music pounding from the speakers, and on stage are two women about to arm wrestle it out. That is just part of the scene at NO LAW, or, New Orleans Ladies Arm Wrestling, which will be having its final brawl on Saturday at One Eyed Jacks. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford invites organizers Rosamund Looney and Katie Hunter-Lowrey to WWNO for a preview of the event.

American Routes Shortcuts: Linda Gail Lewis

Nov 9, 2018
Linda Gail Lewis
American Routes

Linda Gail was the last of the Lewis brood and witnessed the meteoric rise and fall of her brother's celebrity over the course of her childhood. Having been shunned from rock ’n’ roll, Jerry Lee Lewis converted to hard luck honky-tonk and hired his teenage sister, Linda Gail, to join him singing country duets.

The state earned a B overall on the new, tougher school grading system.
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Louisiana public schools got an overall B on the Louisiana Department of Education's new, tougher school grading system. Meanwhile, in the New Orleans area, Orleans Parish public schools and Jefferson Parish public schools each earned an overall C. 

[Click here to find your school's letter grade.]

The Curve Is Over

Ian McNulty

Some essential ingredients for a road trip: good tunes, to peel back the miles; a phone charger, of course; and, if this road trip is in south Louisiana, a good old fashioned ice chest, for souvenirs of the edible variety.

A drive around these parts will not bring you sweeping views of mountains and valleys. But it will bring you close to wonders of the Louisiana food world, namely boudin, the rice and pork sausage link that can be a snack on the way or the whole purpose of the trip.

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LE SHOW

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Le Show For The Week Of November 11, 2018

This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us The Apologies of the Week, The Appresidentice, and an interview with Bruce Schneier, author of Click Here to Kill Everybody .

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with Sheryl St. Germain

This week on The Reading Life: Louisiana Writer Award winner, poet and essayist Sheryl St. Germain, who will receive her award at the Louisiana Book Festival, Saturday, November 10, at the State Capital in Baton Rouge. A New Orleans native, her most recent book is the poetry collection, "The Small Door of Your Death." Poet Anne Boyer , author of “The Romance of Happy Workers” and “Garments Against Women,” presents a reading Monday, November 5 at 7 p.m. at Freeman Auditorium at Tulane...

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*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.

FOOD & DINING

Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: For Boudin Fans, Treasuring Hunting Near and Far

Some essential ingredients for a road trip: good tunes, to peel back the miles; a phone charger, of course; and, if this road trip is in south Louisiana, a good old fashioned ice chest, for souvenirs of the edible variety. A drive around these parts will not bring you sweeping views of mountains and valleys. But it will bring you close to wonders of the Louisiana food world, namely boudin, the rice and pork sausage link that can be a snack on the way or the whole purpose of the trip.

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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.