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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 Times-Picayune.

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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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New Orleans – Sustainable economic development is a vital piece of the recovery mosaic for post-Katrina New Orleans. Over the past year or so - a re-organized - and revitalized - GNO, Inc. - which you may remember as the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce - has taken a central role in economic development efforts for the greater New Orleans region. WWNO's Fred Kasten picks up the story...

For more information about Michael Hecht - and GNO, Inc. - please click here .

New Orleans – Dr. Alan Millett, a nationally renowned war historian spoke at the National WWII Museum recently. WWNO's Paul Maassen spoke with Dr. Millett about the origins of the Korean War

New Orleans – As we head into the heart of hurricane season - and close in on the fourth anniversary of Katrina - 89.9 WWNO presents a 4-part series looking at some of the responses to Katrina - and what they mean to the future of Southeast Louisiana. Here in part-2 of "Katrina: 4 Years Gone" - Levee Board Secretary - and Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority member John M. Barry talks about the current situation with coastal restoration in Louisiana...

New Orleans, LA – On this week's Farmers Market Minute, we talk about the Sankofa Market

New Orleans, LA – Andre Perry discusses teachers' need for reflection and renewal.

New Orleans, LA – Even before Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans folks of a certain generation could tell tales of a restaurant scene in the lakefront's West End area that was hard for younger people to imagine.

Where some of us saw a marina, a parking lot and just a handful of seafood joints, they remembered restaurant after restaurant, many of them built on stilts over Lake Pontchartrain.


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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 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.


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.