COASTAL DESK

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Coastal News Roundup: How Sea Level Rise Threatens The Internet, And More

This week on the Coastal News Roundup: a newish technology called environmental DNA , how sea level rise threatens internet infrastructure, and what we can learn from the alligator amid proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act. Environmental reporters Sara Sneath and Joan Meiners from Nola.com | The Times-Picayune talk about the week in coastal news.

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CULTURE

The Reading Life with Anne Boyd Rioux

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with University of New Orleans English professor Anne Boyd Rioux, author of “Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters," as that venerable novel celebrates its 150th birthday - and Susan also talks with Chris Smith of the Jefferson Parish Library, about a self-publishing seminar on Saturday, August 25th.

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President Trump Attacks Report On White House Counsel's Cooperation With Mueller

In a series of tweets over the weekend, President Trump responded to a story published in The New York Times, that detailed extensive cooperation between White House counsel Donald McGahn, and the inquiry by special counsel Robert Mueller into obstruction of justice and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. In a tweet Saturday night, President Trump said he allowed and encouraged McGahn's cooperation with the special counsel. "In addition we readily gave over one million...

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Lost in Ray Nagin's 'Chocolate City' Shuffle

Jan 19, 2006

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In New Orleans at an event earlier this week honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, the city's mayor, Ray Nagin said this, welcoming residents back to a chocolate city.

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Ray Nagin: Running a Rundown City

Nov 17, 2005

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Coming up, we'll hear more about efforts to rebuild after last month's major earthquake in Pakistan.

Nagin Holds Meeting for Displaced New Orleanians

Nov 8, 2005

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Katrina Cleanup Proceeds as Rita Approaches

Sep 20, 2005

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New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has issued a mandatory evacuation order for everyone in his flood-stricken city.

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Le Show For the Week of August 19, 2018

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer debuts a new song: "Waste Beach." Also, News of the Godly , The Apologies of the Week , News of the Olympic Movement , News of Bees , It's a Smart World , News of the Atom , News of the Warm , 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 Julia Reed

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Julia Reed, author of “South Toward Home: Adventures and Misadventures in My Native Land.” It's full of tales of critters, cuisine, and plain old fun!

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FOOD & DINING

Coolinary is a popular prix fixe promotion in August in New Orleans. The seafood stuffed eggplant at Brigtsen's Restaurant is dish on its Coolinary menu.
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Where Y’Eat: In New Orleans’ worst season, making the best with great meals

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.

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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.