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Brett Kavanaugh Questioning Begins

Sep 6, 2018
ANNETTE ELIZABETH ALLEN FOR NPR

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.

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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.

Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings: Day 2

Sep 5, 2018
ANNETTE ELIZABETH ALLEN FOR NPR

After a sometimes raucous day of opening statements on Tuesday, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is facing his first round of questioning from Senators on Wednesday. Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee want to know about Kavanaugh’s position on a range of issues including abortion, healthcare and presidential power. The nominee also faces questions about his time working in the Bush administration and his time working under independent counsel Ken Starr.

National Hurricane Center

8 p.m.
Mayor LaToya Cantrell has ordered City Hall and all City government offices to open for a half-day on Wednesday, starting at noon.

Brett Kavanaugh Opening Statements

Sep 4, 2018
Annette Elizabeth Allen for NPR

Kavanaugh hearings begin: Opening statements are underway in the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Watch the hearing live.

  •  Hope & New Orleans: A History of Crescent City Street Names, by Sally Asher
  • Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children, by John Churchill Chase
  • New Orleans Streets: A Walker’s Guide to Neighborhood Architecture, by R. Stephanie Bruno
  • Cityscapes, by Richard Campanella
  • Bourbon Street, by Richard Campanella
  • The Incomparable Magazine Street, by John Magill, photos by Margot Landen

Harry Shearer
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This week on Le Show Harry Reads the Trades, brings us Let Us Try, News of Bees, News of the Atom, Land of 15,000 Princes, Inside Extra Access Tonight, The Apologies of the Week, News of the Warm, News of the Godly, original music, and salutes both Aretha Franklin and Senator John McCain.

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with novelist Bernice McFadden, author of “Praise Song for the Butterflies,” a searing account of ritual servitude in West Africa. We’ll also hear from poet Anne Babson, whose new collection is “Polite Occasions.”

**Lagniappe Audio**

Continuum presents music performed by one of Americas leading early music ensembles, The Waverly Consort. Three of their CDs are featured, presenting music from the 13th century Cantigas de Santa Maria of Alfonso X, some of the songs of 14th century French composer Guillaume de Machaut, and the complete Llibre Vermell (The Red Book), a collection of ten pilgrim songs of the late 14th Century. Recordings used are: Las Cantigas de Santa Maria - The Bach Guild OVC 2013, Douce Dame - Vanguard Classics OVC, and Traveler: Medieval Journeys Through Time - Angel CDC 7243 5 55559

Coastal News Roundup: Katrina Anniversary

Aug 31, 2018
NASA

This week marks the 13th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. WWNO's Tegan Wendland talked with NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune environment reporter Mark Schleifstein about how that storm has affected the area's perception of risk, the levee system and the nation's hurricane forecasting.

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