COASTAL DESK

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Coastal News Roundup: State Gets Less Oil Royalties, And More

This week on the Coastal News Roundup: the state gets a big chunk of money for coastal restoration, but not as much as it hoped for. Plus, details on an upcoming project restoration project on the Lake Pontchartrain levee in Jefferson Parish. WWNO’s Travis Lux talks about the week in coastal news with Mark Schleifstein, environmental reporter at Nola.com/The Times-Picayune.

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LOUISIANA EATS!

Louisiana Eats: Confection Affection

On this week’s show, we indulge our sweet tooth with the help of some influential dessert makers. We visit the Swiss Confectionery , a family-run bakeshop that’s been in business in New Orleans for almost a century. Their custom-made delicacies are fixtures at New Orleans weddings, birthdays, and other celebrations.

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The Russia Investigations: Trump Says His Answers For Mueller Are Done. Now What?

This week in the Russia investigations: President Trump says he, and not his lawyers, completed written questions for the special counsel. Now, the ball is back in Robert Mueller's court. Paper jam President Trump says he has finished his open-book, take-home exam. It was no sweat, he said , but he also told reporters on Friday that he fully expects some of the questions were "tricked up" — written sneakily to lure him into what his attorneys have called a "perjury trap." That's the legal...

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On this week’s show, we indulge our sweet tooth with the help of some influential dessert makers. 

We visit the Swiss Confectionery, a family-run bakeshop that’s been in business in New Orleans for almost a century. Their custom-made delicacies are fixtures at New Orleans weddings, birthdays, and other celebrations.

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This week on the Coastal News Roundup: the state gets a big chunk of money for coastal restoration, but not as much as it hoped for. Plus, details on an upcoming project restoration project on the Lake Pontchartrain levee in Jefferson Parish.

WWNO’s Travis Lux talks about the week in coastal news with Mark Schleifstein, environmental reporter at Nola.com/The Times-Picayune.

TriPod: New Orleans at 300 shares the first episode of WWNO's new series, Sticky Wicket

This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with Arts District New Orleans executive director Marcela Correa. She is the curator of the exhibit Hispanic Women Making Art: Creative Empowerment & Identity presented by the Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans and the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation.   The mixed media group installation explores gender inequality.  There is a gallery walk-thru tonight 11/16 at 5:30 at 901 Convention Center Blvd., suite 118.  The entrance is through Andrew Higgins Street. The exhibit is on view thru November 24th.

Cypress Academy leaders shocked parents when they announced three days before the end of the school year that they won't be reopening in the fall.
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Orleans Parish school superintendent Henderson Lewis announced plans at Thursday night’s board meeting to take over one troubled charter school, and pass off another. 

The New Orleans Sniper Incident: An Oral History

Nov 16, 2018
The Historic New Orleans Collection

In the decade following the civil rights movement, social tensions in American cities were far from resolved, and New Orleans was no exception. Many of these tensions came to a tragic head in 1973. Mark James Essex was an African American Navy veteran who mounted a sniper attack at the Howard Johnson Hotel, killing nine people. John Calico was an NOPD officer deployed to the Howard Johnson, and he lived to tell the tale. 

Festival Preview: Nerdlesque At The CAC

Nov 16, 2018
NOLA Nerdlesque

Burlesque has a long, illustrious history in New Orleans, but this weekend, the performance art is getting a nerdy makeover. NOLA Nerdlesque, a two-day festival, is coming to the Contemporary Arts Center and the Allways Lounge. NolaVie’s Brian Friedman invites burlesque historian and performer Persé Fanny into the studio for an overview of the festival. 

Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

American Routes Shortcuts: Luke Winslow-King

Nov 16, 2018
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American Routes

Luke Winslow-King landed in New Orleans by accident, or maybe by fate. Through a string of hard times and heartache in the Big Easy and in jail, the Michigan singer and guitarist gained a deeper understanding of the blues and discovered his voice and songcraft anew.

Robin Barnes
Robin Barnes

Robin Barnes was born and raised in the Lower 9th Ward, shuttling between her parents’ and grandparents’ houses and singing the songs they liked to hear. Armed with a tambourine at the age of six, she charmed her way into her father’s cover band. Since then, she’s grown into a commanding vocalist with a repertoire of gospel, soul and r&b classics, jazz, funk and pop songs, opera and her own compositions. Her 2016 EP Songbird Sessions reached the top five on the Billboard jazz chart. But jazz may be a confining genre for Barnes.

The questions started rolling in a few weeks ago, all seeking the same annual advice. Hey, you’re a food writer, what restaurant should I pick for Thanksgiving dinner?

My response: it should be a restaurant you know well and, ideally, where they know you too.

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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 Jason Berry

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: Sally Asher and artist Melissa Vandiver sign “Mermaids of New Orleans, Sunday, November 11 , from noon to 3p.m. at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas during the Weeki Wachee Mermaids performance. They will...

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Sticky Wicket is a new mini series out of WWNO and WRKF that takes on four historic clashes between Louisiana politicians and the media, one at a time.

FOOD & DINING

Where Y’Eat: When Dining Out on the Holidays Go With Who You Know

The questions started rolling in a few weeks ago, all seeking the same annual advice. Hey, you’re a food writer, what restaurant should I pick for Thanksgiving dinner? My response: it should be a restaurant you know well and, ideally, where they know you too.

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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.