Several green infrastructure projects will be coming to New Orleans' most flood-prone neighborhoods thanks to an $86-thousand grant from the Institute for Sustainable Communities. Healthy Community Services, a local nonprofit, will use the grant money to build green infrastructure projects designed to collect stormwater - like rain gardens - in the 7th Ward and Treme, two areas that flooded heavily last year. Angela Chalk is the executive director of Healthy Community Services. She announced...
INSIDE THE ARTS
This week on Inside the Arts, two-time Tony Award winning singer/actress Christine Ebersole known for her roles in Grey Gardens and 42nd Street is heading to New Orleans for the Broadway at NOCCA Series. She'll join composer Scott Frankel and host Seth Rudetsky in an intimate evening of stories and song. Christine Ebersole joins us by phone. Then, the Ashé Cultural Arts Center gears up for a grand celebration, its 20th Anniversary! We talk with Ashé co-founder Carol Bebelle. And, "Oh Crap, It...
Updated at 3:22 p.m. ET A Russian woman who schemed to build back-channel ties between the Russian government and the Trump campaign pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to conspiring to act as a clandestine foreign agent. Maria Butina also sought to connect Moscow unofficially with other parts of the conservative establishment, including the National Rifle Association and the National Prayer Breakfast. She was arrested over the summer after having been monitored by the FBI, including...
A Special Holiday Partnership
This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us the first part of his 2018 Year in Rebuke. We’ll look back at big headlines and overlooked news stories with The Appresidentice , Entrepod , News of the Warm, Nixon in Heaven , Bad Days at Black Rock , Donald Trump’s Mar a Lago Diet, Clintonsomething , and original music about the environment and Stormy Daniels.
This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with novelist and historian Winston Groom, whose new book is “The Allies, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II.” We’ll hear about U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith’s visit to Louisiana this week, as well as some poetry from James Nolan, whose new book is “Nasty Water: Collected New Orleans Poems.”
FOOD & DINING
On this week's show, we explore the intersections between hunting, gathering, fishing, and our changing environment. We begin at the Best of Bycatch dinner at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, where a highly invasive fish is on the menu: the Asian Carp.