Patrick Madden / WWNO

At Quarter-Capacity With No Tourists, New Orleans Restaurants Wonder How To Survive The 'New Normal'

Before the coronavirus, people would line the block waiting to get a table at Willie Mae’s Scotch House, a Treme neighborhood restaurant that serves world-famous fried chicken. Now the block sits quiet — the dining room closed indefinitely and line-forming a dangerous act.

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From Louisiana To The Netherlands, Climate Change Brings New Threats

After Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana officials sought advice from the Dutch.

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Las Y Los Expertos Y Defensores Advierten Que Brotes En Las Granjas De Crawfish Volverán A Suceder

Translated by Maria Luisa Rosal. ( Leer en inglés ) Las y los expertos en salud y defensoras y defensores de los derechos de las y los trabajadores dicen que no están sorprendidos por los recientes brotes de coronavirus en la industria del crawfish y advierten que el virus continuará propagándose a menos que la industria haga cambios para proteger mejor a las y los trabajadores.

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Who's Serving?

Find a New Orleans restaurant near you offering takeout or delivery.

CORONAVIRUS

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As COVID-19 Devastates New Orleans East, It Seems Everyone Agrees: Not Enough Is Being Done

On the Saturday after Mardi Gras, Rechell Cook flew to Atlanta for a show. She’s a singer and a hairdresser and had a few gigs to play. But when she got off the plane she got the chills. Then the aches and pains started.

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NPR NEWS

Shuttle Veteran Leads First Human Space Mission Launched From U.S. Since 2011

When NASA astronauts launch from the Kennedy Space Center, it will be the first time humans have blasted off from the U.S. since the end of the space shuttle program in 2011. The pilot of that final shuttle mission was Doug Hurley , and he's aboard again Wednesday, ready to make history with the launch of SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule. When Hurley and his crew cleared the tower aboard Atlantis on July 8, 2011, the future of human spaceflight from Florida was uncertain. Getting to space was...

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ARTS & CULTURE

Dancing Grounds annual Dance for Social Change Festival kicks off this week, virtually via ZOOM. It will focus on issues of gentrification and COVID-19 in New Orleans, featuring a panel discussion with local leaders, dance classes and a film premiere of an original performance piece by its teen dancers. We talk with Dancing Grounds youth programs manager, Randall Rosenberg.

The festival runs May 25th thru 29th. All events are free, but you must pre-register at dancingrounds.org for a link to the activities. 

Harry Shearer
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On this edition of Le Show Harry brings us News of the Warm, News of the Godly, Lake Reverie, News of Microplastics, The Apologies of the Week, News from the Land of 15,000 Princes, original music, and more.

2019 National Heritage Fellows
National Endowment for the Arts

This week, we're celebrating the National Heritage Fellows, past and present. It’s our annual tribute to great traditional artists, musicians, storytellers, and craftspersons, who have been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts since 1982. 

 

 

Nick Spitzer: Grant Bulltail, a 2019 Heritage Fellow is a native of Crow Agency, Montana, and comes from a family of storytellers who held the history of the Apsáalooke people. Grant spoke of his path in storytelling and sustaining his family’s traditions. 

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FOOD & DINING

Patrick Madden / WWNO

Before the coronavirus, people would line the block waiting to get a table at Willie Mae’s Scotch House, a Treme neighborhood restaurant that serves world-famous fried chicken. Now the block sits quiet — the dining room closed indefinitely and line-forming a dangerous act.

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