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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Kavanaugh Denies Fresh Harassment Allegations From College Classmate

Updated at 11:18 pm ET Days before the Senate is set to hear from a woman who alleges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her while in high school, Kavanaugh is denying fresh accusations from a college classmate who also alleges he acted inappropriately toward her. In a story published Sunday evening by The New Yorker , Deborah Ramirez says Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a drunken party while both were first-year students at Yale University. "It was...

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New Orleans Mayoral Race Down to Two

Apr 23, 2006

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Taking Exception to Nagin Speaking for God

Feb 1, 2006

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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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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.
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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.