Several green infrastructure projects will be coming to New Orleans' most flood-prone neighborhoods thanks to an $86-thousand grant from the Institute for Sustainable Communities. Healthy Community Services, a local nonprofit, will use the grant money to build green infrastructure projects designed to collect stormwater - like rain gardens - in the 7th Ward and Treme, two areas that flooded heavily last year. Angela Chalk is the executive director of Healthy Community Services. She announced...
In 1979, Ernest "Dutch" Morial became the first black mayor of New Orleans. He won the election with 95% of the black vote, and just 20% of the white vote. He campaigned on a platform of police reform, but it wasn’t just Dutch who wanted to re-organize the NOPD – they were organizing themselves. They wanted a union, pay increases, and better working conditions. Soon after Dutch took office, the police wasted no time. They staged their first strike, in history. Their bargaining tool? Mardi Gras.
As the U.S. government investigates the breach of Marriott's Starwood chain hotel reservation system, it appears Chinese state hackers are mostly likely responsible for the data breach. The information of about 500 million customers worldwide was exposed. The New York Times , which reported the story first, and The Washington Post quote unidentified people who have been briefed on the government's preliminary findings. NPR has not independently confirmed the details provided by the papers'...
A Special Holiday Partnership
This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us the first part of his 2018 Year in Rebuke. We’ll look back at big headlines and overlooked news stories with The Appresidentice , Entrepod , News of the Warm, Nixon in Heaven , Bad Days at Black Rock , Donald Trump’s Mar a Lago Diet, Clintonsomething , and original music about the environment and Stormy Daniels.
This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with children's author/illustrator Alexis Braud of Cut-off Louisiana, also known as "the Lafourche Raconteuse." Alexis has four books out this season – “Bayou Ballet,” “Gumbo: A Magical Bayou Tale,” “One Two, Rougarou,” and “Mardi Gras in Mobile.”
FOOD & DINING
On this week's show, we explore the intersections between hunting, gathering, fishing, and our changing environment. We begin at the Best of Bycatch dinner at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, where a highly invasive fish is on the menu: the Asian Carp.