Many Louisiana wetlands are no longer protected by federal environment regulations.
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Trump Strips Environmental Protections for Wetlands and Streams

The Trump administration is rolling back environmental protections for wetlands and streams as outlined by the Water of the United States rule. The Environmental Protection Agency passed the rule under President Obama to enforce the Clean Water Act and shield more waterways from pollution. Reporter Betsy Shepherd speaks with environmental law professor, Robert Verchick, about the local impacts of Trump’s new EPA standards. Verchick heads the liberal think tank Center for Progressive Reform....

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American Routes

American Routes Shortcuts: Tanya Tucker

When Tanya Tucker was just thirteen, she had something most teenagers couldn’t even imagine: a recording contract with Columbia Records and the studio guidance of Country’s leading producer: Billy Sherrill. In 2019, over 45 years later, Tanya returned to the studio with the help of singer Brandi Carlile to record While I’m Livin’, an album filled with songs that speak to her personal history. Tanya Tucker’s road to Nashville started in Wilcox, Arizona, where she lived with her parents. Her...

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President Trump's Legal Team To Begin Impeachment Defense

Lawyers representing President Trump get their first shot Saturday to poke holes in the impeachment case made this week by Democrats. But the topics they bring up may go far beyond the two impeachment charges related to foreign aid in Ukraine and obstruction of Congress, Jay Sekulow, an attorney for Trump, told reporters Friday. Proceedings on the Senate floor are expected to begin again at 10 a.m. ET. Sekulow said the defense team will speak for about three hours Saturday to lay out "coming...

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Karl Lengel

Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Marco Castelli

Meryl Murman is a choreographer and filmmaker who made the bold decision to combine her disciplines into one art form. She creates dance films that explore improvisation and performance in places like New Orleans and Ukraine. Kelley Crawford invited Meryl into the studio for the latest installment in NolaVie’s ongoing series, Conversations With Artists.

 

Many Louisiana wetlands are no longer protected by federal environment regulations.
Jason Saul / WWNO

The Trump administration is rolling back environmental protections for wetlands and streams as outlined by the Water of the United States rule. The Environmental Protection Agency passed the rule under President Obama to enforce the Clean Water Act and shield more waterways from pollution.

Reporter Betsy Shepherd speaks with environmental law professor, Robert Verchick, about the local impacts of Trump’s new EPA standards. Verchick heads the liberal think tank Center for Progressive Reform.

American Routes Shortcuts: Tanya Tucker

Jan 24, 2020
Tanya Tucker
American Routes

When Tanya Tucker was just thirteen, she had something most teenagers couldn’t even imagine: a recording contract with Columbia Records and the studio guidance of Country’s leading producer: Billy Sherrill. In 2019, over 45 years later, Tanya returned to the studio with the help of singer Brandi Carlile to record While I’m Livin’, an album filled with songs that speak to her personal history. Tanya Tucker’s road to Nashville started in Wilcox, Arizona, where she lived with her parents.

Karl Lengel

Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Ian McNulty

I love grillades and grits and biscuits and gravy. To me, the aroma of sizzling bacon mixing with brewing coffee smells like victory. 

But sometimes, what I really need is a breakfast that doesn’t make me want to slouch back to bed.

Karl Lengel

Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Photo Courtesy: North American Tour of MISS SAIGON

This week on Inside the Arts, the Hancock-Whitney Broadway in New Orleans series continues its season as the legendary musical, MISS SAIGON, opens at the Saenger.  The new national tour of Cameron Mackintosh's revival of Boublil and Schönberg's epic love story, is set during the Vietnam War, and features Emily Bautista starring in the role of "Kim".  We catch up with her by phone.

Karl Lengel

Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Last week, the 72nd Louisiana Legislature convened for the first time, electing new leaders in a brief organizational session.

After months of backroom negotiations, they settled on Clay Schexnayder, R-Gonzales, for Speaker of the House and Page Cortez, R-Lafayette, as Senate President.

Both positions were hotly contested behind closed doors, but things boiled over in the Speaker's race.

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LE SHOW

Harry Shearer
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Le Show For The Week Of January 19, 2020

This week on Le Show, Harry presents News of the Atom, News of the Godly, News of the Land of 15,000 Princes, News of America's Longest Wars, the Apresidentice, Apologies of the Week, and more!

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with TR Johnson

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Tulane University professor TR Johnson, editor of the impressive new essay collection, “New Orleans: A Literary History,” and watch for the upcoming literary symposium on the book, Saturday, January 25, at Tulane.

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FOOD & DINING

Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: A Modest Proposal for Lighter Breakfast



I love grillades and grits and biscuits and gravy. To me, the aroma of sizzling bacon mixing with brewing coffee smells like victory. 

But sometimes, what I really need is a breakfast that doesn’t make me want to slouch back to bed.

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