Louisiana Office of Community Development

A Map To Solving Local Flooding

As rainfall increases and storms intensify, local officials across Louisiana are looking for ways to protect their citizens. They’re putting up levees and floodwalls and trying to manage all of the water. But floodwater doesn’t follow parish lines, so state officials are working on a solution. As Hurricane Barry headed for the coast in July, Sharonda Kotton and her family were on edge. They live near Bayou Manchac in Iberville Parish, a densely-wooded rural area just south of Baton Rouge. It...

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Guilty Pleasures
American Routes

American Routes Shortcuts: Guilty Pleasures Volume 2

In 2017, we created a program called “Guilty Pleasures.” Actually here in New Orleans “guilty” is not often used as an adjective for pleasure, but in the rest of America a guilty pleasure is liking something you’re not supposed to like or that’s not cool to like. That has really never been our philosophy on American Routes. We revel in the freedom to create an eclectic flow in these days of algorithmic radio. For “Guilty Pleasures Vol. 2,” we asked listeners to make suggestions, and then we built segues around them.

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Houthi Drone Strikes Disrupt Almost Half Of Saudi Oil Exports

Updated at 4:51 p.m. ET Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for drone strikes on two Saudi Aramco oil facilities early Saturday, according to a statement by a Houthi spokesman. Reuters and The Wall Street Journal report that about half of the country's oil production has been disrupted, or 5 million barrels a day. Saudi Arabia produces approximately one-tenth of the world's crude oil, but for now, the impact on global oil prices is unknown, as markets are closed for the weekend....

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Continuum presents dance music that may have been heard in The Garden of Mirth (a garden of love) from the 13th Century poem, The Romance of the Rose, a medieval French poem styled as an allegorical dream vision. It is a notable instance of courtly literature. The work's stated purpose is to both entertain and to teach others about the Art of Love. At various times in the poem, the "Rose" of the title is seen as the name of the lady, and as a symbol of female sexuality in general.

Trevor Scott

The way we experience the past and the present is changing, and that extends to how people experience tours. Alyssa and Trevor Scott of Spectral City Tours are launching what they call a Surreal History Party, which will have guests interacting with history all from the comfort of their home. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford invite them into the studio to learn more.

American Routes Shortcuts: Guilty Pleasures Volume 2

Sep 13, 2019
Guilty Pleasures
American Routes

In 2017, we created a program called “Guilty Pleasures.” Actually here in New Orleans “guilty” is not often used as an adjective for pleasure, but in the rest of America a guilty pleasure is liking something you’re not supposed to like or that’s not cool to like.  That has really never been our philosophy on American Routes. We revel in the freedom to create an eclectic flow in these days of algorithmic radio. For “Guilty Pleasures Vol. 2,” we asked listeners to make suggestions, and then we built segues around them. 

Ian McNulty

You can eat like a king anywhere if you can pay a king’s ransom. But one blessing of New Orleans has long been how well you can eat on the cheap. Is that still true, in our age of trendy concepts and avocado toast?

I set out to find out, with a quest for the $5 lunch.

Live Blog: Democratic Debate Fact Check And Analysis

Sep 12, 2019
Angela Hsieh / NPR

September's Democratic presidential debate has been narrowed to one night only, as more candidates have called it quits altogether.

The Governor's race is heating up. As we approach the October 12 primary, the three major candidates vying to become the state's chief executive, and their supporters, have flooded the airwaves with their pitches to Louisiana voters.

And claims about the economy are front-and-center. 

With candidates referencing their own economic statistics and offering conflicting outlooks, it can be hard for voters to know what to think.

On this week's Capitol Access, Greg Albrecht, chief economist of Louisiana's Legislative Fiscal Office, provides some non-partisan context.

This week on Inside the Arts, internationally acclaimed tenor Brenden Gunnell is headed to New Orleans to perform Gilded, a new song cycle by rising star composer Tucker Fuller. The work was written specifically for Gunnell who will be accompanied by the Polymnia String Quartet in concert at the Marigny Opera House. Gilded, is inspired by both the wandering lieder of the Romantic era and today's free-market sensibility, with text by award-winning poet Megan Levad.

This week on Thinking Outside the Book: Joe Phillips of Crescent City Books and Black Widow Press talks about some of the more unusual items he's come across in a career of antiquarian bookselling.

Harry Shearer
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This week on Le Show, Harry presents It’s a Smart World, Land of 15,000 princes, News of Inspectors General, News of the Olympic Movement, the Apologies of the Week, and more.

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with J. Richard (Rick) Gruber, director emeritus of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and author of "Dusti Bongé: Art and Life: Biloxi, New Orleans, New York." We’ll also hear from novelist Monique Truong, whose new book, based on the life of Lafcadio Hearn, is “The Sweetest Fruits."

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Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer / Harry Shearer

Le Show For The Week Of September 8, 2019

This week on Le Show, Harry presents It’s a Smart World, Land of 15,000 princes, News of Inspectors General, News of the Olympic Movement, the Apologies of the Week, and more.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with J. Richard Gruber and Monique Truong

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with J. Richard (Rick) Gruber, director emeritus of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and author of "Dusti Bongé: Art and Life: Biloxi, New Orleans, New York." We’ll also hear from novelist Monique Truong, whose new book, based on the life of Lafcadio Hearn, is “The Sweetest Fruits."

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FOOD & DINING

Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: To Find Lunch Deals in New Orleans, Go Deep on the Cheap

You can eat like a king anywhere if you can pay a king’s ransom. But one blessing of New Orleans has long been how well you can eat on the cheap. Is that still true, in our age of trendy concepts and avocado toast?

I set out to find out, with a quest for the $5 lunch.

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