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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, LA – In a historic case involving property owners from St. Bernard and Orleans Parishes, a Federal Court in Washington, D.C. ruled that plaintiffs have cause to sue the Federal Government for damages inflicted by the construction of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet navigation channel. Eve Abrams has more.

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 for the future of Southeast Louisiana. In part 1 of "Katrina: 4 Years Gone": where we stand with levees and flood protection - with Levee Board secretary John Barry...

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New Orleans, LA – August 1: National Farmers Market Week

New Orleans, LA – The Roosevelt Hotel, on University Avenue, just off Canal Street, was once considered the grand hotel of the South. It originally opened as The Grunewald in 1893, became the Roosevelt in 1920, and reopened as The Fairmont in 1965. The hotel closed following Hurricane Katrina, but this month, it reopened, once again, as the Roosevelt. Eve Abrams reports

A guaranteed highlight of the annual Satchmo Summerfest is any seminar session that features legendary jazz producer George Avakian. In a career that extends over eight decades, Avakian has produced outstanding recordings for such leading artists as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Benny Goodman, and Duke Ellington – and earned most every honor the music world has to offer. WWNO'S Fred Kasten has more.

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New Orleans – Whitney White Linen Night kicks off 15th anniversary.


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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.