Cheundra Bailey is struggling to find a way to pay for her daughter's high school uniform.
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In New Orleans, many families are living paycheck to paycheck. So when the start of the school year comes around, the added cost of returning to the classroom can be a major burden. 

This week on Inside the Arts, the Marigny Opera Ballet gears up for its 5th season.   Executive director Dave Hurlbert stops by for a chat.

And, the tricentennial art installation, EMPIRE by Los Angeles based artists Fallen Fruit, continues its run at Tulane's Newcomb Art Museum.  Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m. 

Susan Larson continues her look at 300 great New Orleans books with author Jason Berry, as they look at contemporary books on New Orleans Music.


Changes to NPR's "Morning Edition"

Aug 12, 2018
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Starting on Monday, August 13, you may notice some changes to NPR's "Morning Edition." Specifically, the clock is changing.

You may be wondering, "What is the clock?" Well, it's the way the Morning Edition is structured - a template for on-air programming - and it allows member stations the opportunity to program local content - like news, traffic, weather, and underwriting.

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!

Harry Shearer
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This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us another edition of Our Freedom Loving Friends, News of the Olympic Movement, News from Outside the Bubble, Harry Reads the Trades, News of America’s Longest War, Karzai Talk, News of Inspector’s General, The Apologies of the Week, great music and more.

The early music English vocal ensemble Gothic Voices was founded in 1981 by the scholar and musician Christopher Page and has since recorded 25 CDs. Gothic Voices is a United Kingdom based vocal ensemble specializing in repertoire from the 11th to the 15th century but also performing contemporary music, particularly pieces with medieval associations. The ensemble has commissioned contemporary works for its unusual vocal forces, with recent performances of works by Joanne Metcalf and Andrew Smith.

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For this week's coastal news roundup, WWNO's Tegan Wendland talks with | The Times-Picayune reporter Tristan Baurick about a possible shrimpers' strike and a visit to Port Eads, a little-known and remote outpost at the mouth of the Mississippi.


  On this week's show, we meet the great Dario Cecchini, a world renowned Italian butcher. Dickie Brennan invited the Cecchini family to New Orleans earlier this year to return the exceptional hospitality Dario had extended to Dickie’s son, Richard Brennan III, who served as Dario’s apprentice in Italy.

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For many, August in New Orleans means that summer cocktails are pretty much a foregone conclusion. NolaVie’s David Benedetto invites Suzanne Accorsi, the owner of the classic Mid-City haunt, Pal’s Lounge, into the studio to talk about her favorite cocktails for summer 2018.

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