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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 | 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 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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Iran Warns U.S. Over Deadly Separatist Attack On Parade

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said separatists who killed at least 25 people at an Iranian military parade are linked to the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, and he threatened that those responsible "will certainly be severely punished." A group called Al-Ahwaz reportedly claimed responsibility for Saturday's violence. Soon after the attack , the U.S. State Department issued a statement of sympathy to Iran, calling out what spokesperson Heather Nauert called "the scourge of radical...

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Harry Shearer
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This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us Land of 15,000 Princes, News of the Atom, News of the Godly, News of the Olympic Movement, News of Smart Houses, The Appresidentice, Apologies of the Week, plus original music.

Continuum presents excerpts from the 12th century manuscript, Carmina Burana (The Songs from Beuern). This medieval manuscript was discovered in 1803 in the library of the Bavarian Benedictine monastery of Benedictbeuern in southern Germany. The songs, numbering over 200, are mostly bawdy, irreverent and satirical, and are in three categories: Moral and Sacred Songs, Songs of Springtime and Love, and Songs of Gambling, Eating and Drinking.This important manuscript inspired German composer Carl Orff to write his famous scenic cantata of the same name in 1936.

Poppy Tooker and Tim Etherington-Judge
Reggie Morris / Louisiana Eats

The suicide of Anthony Bourdain in June sent shock waves through the world, but especially the industry he loved. Since then, the conversation about mental health in the hospitality community has come into sharp focus. On this week's show, we speak with individuals close to the issue who gathered in New Orleans in July as part of Tales of the Cocktail's new Beyond The Bar initiative. Intended to help the hospitality industry take care of its own, Beyond the Bar offered compelling seminars on wellness and recovery.

In downtown New Orleans, the Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium delights visitors with all manner of flying beauties like the Arched-Wing Cattleheart, the Monarch, the Blue Morpho and the Grecian Shoemaker!

During our locally-hosted program "Classical New Orleans" on FRIDAY, September 7, we will "give wing" to a full hour of lovely music based on -- and, inspired by -- butterflies !

Kelley Crawford

The New Orleans Metro Area just added another amenity to its ever-growing list of attractions: an ice skating rink. The rink is located in Kenner, and it was founded by professional figure skater Sarah Zanolli. Sarah has teamed up with hockey players Deniz Guderen and Onur Pinar to bring ice skating culture to New Orleans in an ecologically sustainable way. She invites NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford to the brand new rink to learn more.

American Routes Shortcuts: Margo Price

Sep 7, 2018
Margo Price
American Routes

Margo Price brings Midwestern working class credentials to country music. From Aledo, Illinois, Margo followed her uncle Bobby Fisher’s footsteps as a Nashville songwriter. While working odd jobs, Margo formed the Pricetags, who joined her on the 2016 debut album, “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter.” Price has always been outspoken about the rights of women and the working class, subjects she’s channeled into her music.

Taco trucks furnish quick, inexpensive, handmade food on the streets of New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

It happens to all of us. Maybe your lunch break is limited to 10 minutes, or something less than ten dollars. Maybe a sit down restaurant is out of the question, and you still won’t stoop to big chain fast food.

Sylvan Esso began as two people who couldn’t sit still. In 2013, the singing songwriter Amelia Meath and the performing producer Nick Sanborn were in North Carolina, working with bands that didn’t enjoy touring. Luckily for them, they found each other. But Meath and Sanborn share more than wanderlust. Theirs is a common musical sensibility that leans toward tender folk harmonies passing though an electronic soundscape. The hard-working duo has released two well-received albums, an EP and a variety of singles. See? They still can’t sit still.

Brett Kavanaugh Questioning Begins

Sep 6, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set to face a second round of questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. He’s expected to be questioned about his views on previous Supreme Court cases, as well as a range of policy issues. Kavanaugh is also likely to be questioned about his work on Ken Starr’s independent counsel investigation of former President Bill Clinton, and his time working in the White House under former President George W. Bush.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist

This week on Inside the Arts, a solo exhibit of mixed media works on paper by multi-disciplinary artist José Torres-Tama opens at the UNO Downtown Gallery in the St. Claude Arts District. "Hard Living in the Big Easy" honors the Latin American immigrant community and its contributions to the rebirth of New Orleans.

Then, a family friendly arts experience in St. Bernard Parish signals the end of summer. We visit the 3rd and final Summer Second Sunday at Crevasse 22|River House, a sculpture garden and museum in Poydras, Louisiana.


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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 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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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.


Fried chicken from McHardy's Chicken & Fixin' in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

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* is WWNO’s FRESH radio history of New Orleans, released in weekly segments as our city approaches its Tricentennial in 2018.