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.
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...
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...
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.
FOOD & DINING
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.