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New Bill Requires Army Corps To Consider Green Infrastructure

On Wednesday, congress passed America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 , which could encourage the Army Corps of Engineers to build more green infrastructure. Infrastructure bills are fairly routine. Generally passed every couple years, they often approve lists of projects for things like river dredging or levees -- projects that the Corps builds. New this year: a section that requires the Corps to consider “natural or nature-based” projects as alternatives if it wants to build something.

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INSIDE THE ARTS

Inside The Arts: New Orleans Film Fest, Taco Truck Film, Preservation Hall Legacy Awards

This week on Inside the Arts, we're gearing up for a red carpet walk as the opening of the 29th Annual New Orleans Film Festival nears. Fallon Young, executive director of the New Orleans Film Society joins us. Then, local multi-disciplinary artist and activist José Torres-Tama is the subject of a film premiering at the New Orleans Film Festival. He has teamed up with award winning documentary filmmaker Rodrigo Dorfman for the world premiere of This Taco Truck Kills Fascists .
And, the...

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Michael Weakens After Historic Slam Into Florida Panhandle

Updated at 5:30 a.m. ET Thursday
Tropical Storm Michael is weakening as it churns across south-central Georgia. On Wednesday, Michael was the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the continental U.S. in more than a quarter-century, according to the National Hurricane Center . At least one person has died from complications related to the storm. Gadsden County, Fla., Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Anglie Hightower told NPR the man was killed after a tree fell through the roof of his...

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WWNO is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in February 2002... So, for our monthly quiz, we're asking 10 questions about current events in February 1972! From "The Hot Rock" to Nixon in China, show what you know, and jump back to 1972!

TO TAKE THE FEBRUARY 2002 QUIZ, CLICK HERE...

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Le Show For The Week Of October 7, 2018

This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us News of 15,000 Princes, News of Inspector’s General, News of the Atom, News of the Warm, The Appresidentice, Apologies of the Week, and a tribute to Geoff Emerick, The Beatles’ audio engineer.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with Ellen Hart and Marcie Rendon

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with the 2018 winners of the Diana Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction. Ellen Hart, whose most recent book in the Jane Lawless series is “A Whisper of Bones,” is the winner for the Pinckley Prize for a Distinguished Body of Work. We’ll also hear from Marcie Rendon, winner of the Prize for Debut Novel, for her book “Murder on the Red River.” Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week: Journalist Martin Fletcher discusses and signs “The Promised...

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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.

Classical 104.9 FM

New Orleans’ source for 24-hour classical music.

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.

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.

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