COASTAL DESK

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Coastal News Roundup: An Airport On Elmer's Island

In this week's coastal news roundup, WWNO's Tegan Wendland talks with NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune reporter Tristan Baurick about a controversial plan to build an airport inside Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge . After undergoing a multimillion-dollar restoration, the south Jefferson Parish refuge teems with birds and other wildlife, including several threatened species. It came as a shock to many conservationists that the state had signed off on an idea to put an airport on protected habitat....

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with Kalamu ya Salaam and Tena Clark

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Kalamu ya Salaam, whose new book of collected writings from his long career is “Be About Beauty.” We’ll also hear from Tena Clark, songwriter and music producer and author of the new memoir, “Southern Discomfort.” Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week: Shane Bauer discusses and signs “American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment," Monday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books. The Friends of the...

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Iran Warns U.S. Over Deadly Separatist Attack On Parade

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said separatists who killed at least 25 people at an Iranian military parade are linked to the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, and he threatened that those responsible "will certainly be severely punished." A group called Al-Ahwaz reportedly claimed responsibility for Saturday's violence. Soon after the attack , the U.S. State Department issued a statement of sympathy to Iran, calling out what spokesperson Heather Nauert called "the scourge of radical...

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A task force is examining if the shuttered Municipal Auditorium could be the new home for city government.

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This week on Inside the Arts, Diavolo | Architecture in Motion, brings a high energy performance to the Mahalia Jackson Theater, kicking off a new season of dance for the New Orleans Ballet Association.  We talk with Diavolo founder and artistic director Jacques Heim.

This week on the Tricentennial Reading List - Susan Larson continues her look at 300 great New Orleans books with geographer and author Richard Campanella, as they talk about books on New Orleans geography.

This week on The Reading Life:  Susan talks with Justin Nystrom, author of" Creole Italian: Sicilian Immigrants and the Shaping of New Orleans Food Culture.” Yummy! We’ll also hear from Patty Friedmann about her new short story collection, “Where Do They All Come From?”

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

 Keith O’Brien discusses and signs “Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History,” Monday, September 17, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books. 

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This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us News From Outside the Bubble, News of Bad Banks, News of Microplastics, Apologies of the Week, News of Bees, Land of 15,000 Princes, News of the Godly, as well as original music, updates on the Senate race in Texas, and other news you might have missed.

This Continuum presents A Flemish Feast, featuring early music of the Netherlands — including songs and dances that were very popular during the Renaissance. The music is fantastically played by The Renaissance Band, Piffaro, and the Early Music Consort of London under the direction of the late David Munrow. Piffaro plays Flemish Renaissance wind music and David Munrow conducts and performs a variety of Flemish songs, instrumental selections and motets.

Host Poppy Tooker with Alon Shaya
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On this week’s show, we follow three chefs on their journeys from cooks to culinary entrepreneurs. 

We begin with New Orleans chef Alon Shaya, who recently launched a new company, Pomegranate Hospitality. Alon describes his path, starting from unassuming culinary origins in Philadelphia, to his tenure at Domenica, and finally, to the evolving theory of Diasporic foodways that underlies his two new modern Israeli restaurants, Saba and Safta.

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This week on the Coastal News Roundup: construction on part of the controversial Bayou Bridge pipeline has been halted and several protesters face felonies. Plus, shrimpers are catching record low amounts of shrimp in the Gulf.

 

WWNO’s Travis Lux talks about the week in coastal news with Tristan Baurick, from Nola.com | The Times-Picayune.

Kelley Crawford

With a couple of months remaining in the storm season, a group of organizations from South Louisiana and along the coast are looking to storytelling as a way to build community strength in the face of rising seas. Another Gulf Is Possible has launched a storytelling series called Stories of Survival, making stops in Houston, New Orleans, and this coming weekend, in Puerto Rico. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford caught up with some of the organizers in time for their New Orleans event.

American Routes Shortcuts: Kris Kristofferson

Sep 14, 2018
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American Routes

Our guest is singer-songwriter, actor and counter-culture icon, Kris Kristofferson. He wrote “Me and Bobby McGee” sitting on an offshore oilrig in the Gulf of Mexico 1969. Before the song turned his life around, Kristofferson struggled to make ends meet in Nashville. Whether it was a love song like “Help Me Make It Through The Night,” or the rueful regret of “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” Kris Kristofferson’s straightforward lyrics later reached listeners and other songwriters.

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LE SHOW

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Le Show For the Week of Sept. 23, 2018

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: News from Lake Reverie—Radio Fella Sells His House , News of Dominion , Harry Reads the Trades , News of Microplastics , News of the Godly , News of the Olympic Movement , The Apologies of the Week , 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 Justin Nystrom and Patty Friedmann

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Justin Nystrom, author of" Creole Italian: Sicilian Immigrants and the Shaping of New Orleans Food Culture.” Yummy! We’ll also hear from Patty Friedmann about her new short story collection, “Where Do They All Come From?” Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week: Keith O’Brien discusses and signs “Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History,” Monday, September 17, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books. Registration...

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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.

FOOD & DINING

Fried chicken from McHardy's Chicken & Fixin' in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: Uniting the fried chicken tribes of New Orleans

Sometimes a good festival can put a focus on just why we get so fired up about certain foods.

This weekend, fried chicken gets its turn, as the Fried Chicken Festival returns to Woldenberg Park along the French Quarter riverfront.

This event is a gathering of the tribes of fried chicken lovers, and they are many.

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TRIPOD: NEW ORLEANS AT 300

*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.