Betsy Shepherd / WWNO

Walmart Workers Say They Face A Choice: Their Safety Or Their Paycheck

Maya Smith works as a cashier at a Walmart in New Orleans. She is 21 years old, a single mom, and she just walked out in protest of her workplace conditions.

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Randy Schmidt, GoodWood NOLA

New Orleans Businesses Get New, Essential Purpose In The Fight Against Coronavirus

The U.S. Marshals office in New Orleans is getting its hand sanitizer from what just one month ago would have seemed an extremely unlikely source: a local distillery.

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COVID-19 In Louisiana

New Orleans Public Radio and WRKF Baton Rouge reporters are working hard to report the latest news and tell you what's going on in your community as coronavirus continues its rapid spread.


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Louisiana K-12 Schools Will Likely Be Closed Through The End Of The School Year

Louisiana public schools will likely remain closed for the rest of the school year, Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a press conference Thursday afternoon. But he did not give a timeline for when that decision would be made.

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Ashley Dean / WWNO

Gardening In Place: Grow Your Worries Away

There's nothing like being stuck at home for weeks, maybe even months on end to turn your thumb green.

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Jobs Carnage Mounts: 17 Million File For Unemployment In 3 Weeks

Updated at 10 a.m. ET The number of people seeking unemployment benefits shot up again last week, as 6.6 million more people filed initial claims, the Labor Department said Thursday . About 16.8 million have filed in the past three weeks, and analysts expect the numbers to keep rising. In the prior week, ending March 28, a revised 6.9 million people filed first-time claims. Jobless claims have skyrocketed in recent weeks, as countless restaurants, hotels, factories and offices have been...

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The Preservation Resource Center is offering online workshops, classes and discussions about our city's historic architecture.  We talk with PRC executive director Danielle Del Sol.

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer / Harry Shearer

As we continue to self-isolate, Harry brings us What the Frack?, Dominion, News of the Atom, News of Inspector’s General, The Apologies of the Week, plus tributes to Bill Withers and Adam Schlesinger, musicians lost this past week to the Coronavirus.     

American Routes Shortcuts: Alison Krauss

Apr 3, 2020
Alison Krauss
American Routes

Alison Krauss grew up Champaign, Illinois. She began competing in fiddle contests when she was just eight years old. At fourteen, Alison recorded an album of traditional tunes with her brother Vik on bass. She joined up with the band Union Station, formed by childhood friend, songwriter John Pennell. Over the past two decades, Krauss has won twenty-seven Grammys--more than any other living musician. I asked Alison about her early life in Illinois and introduction to music.





Ian McNulty

Easter bunnies sure get around. You see those rascals everywhere this time of year. But in Louisiana we have something else that signals the season, and it’s Easter crawfish.