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New Orleans Public Schools Begin Slow Return To In-Person Classes

Balloons and brass bands greeted mask-clad elementary students at a dozen New Orleans public schools this week as they returned to the classroom for the first time since March.

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Louisiana Will Open Nursing Homes For Visitation Under New Federal Guidelines

People with family members in Louisiana nursing homes will soon be able to visit their loved ones for the first time since March.

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Tear gas deployed by New Orleans Police Department officers floats into a crowd of protesters on the Crescent City Connection in New Orleans. June 3, 2020.
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New Orleans City Council Votes To Limit Police Use Of Tear Gas, Asks NOPD To Limit No-Knock Warrants

The New Orleans City Council voted Thursday to strongly limit the use of tear gas by law enforcement officers within the city.

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Coastal Louisianans Feeling Neglected After Hurricane Laura Confront The Cost Of Rebuilding Again

When Hurricane Laura made landfall on Aug. 27, it tore first through Cameron and Holly Beach — tiny coastal towns all too familiar with the decimation brought by hurricanes.

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Breonna Taylor's Mother: 'I Won't Go Away. I'll Still Fight'

The mother of Breonna Taylor says that if the police reforms announced this week by officials in Louisville were in place six months ago, her daughter might still be alive. Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who worked as an emergency room technician, was fatally shot by Louisville police during a botched narcotics raid at her home during the early morning hours of March 13. A decision on whether to bring charges against the three officers who carried out the raid is expected in the coming...

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From The Frontline: Dr. Jennifer Avegno

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The Historic New Orleans Collection

Health inequity is just one of the major issues that has been magnified by the COVID-19 crisis, but it’s one that Dr. Jennifer Avegno reckons with on a daily basis. She’s the director of the New Orleans Health Department, and since March, she’s become the public face of the city’s pandemic response. Dr. Avegno discusses her singular experience of the crisis in this edition of the Historic New Orleans Collection’s series, From The Frontline.


American Routes Shortcuts: Delfeayo Marsalis

11 hours ago
Delfeayo Marsalis
American Routes

This is American Routes, I’m Nick Spitzer, with our program devoted to the musical legacy of the late jazz pianist, composer, teacher and patriarch Ellis Marsalis Jr. and his late wife Dolores. Four of their six sons play music. Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis was the one also enlisted to record his brothers. He interned with Allen Toussaint at Sea Saint Studios, producing albums by Terrance Blanchard, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and his family. Delfeayo wrote a children’s work for the Dallas Opera in the ‘90s.

Harry Shearer
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This week on Le Show Harry brings us News from the Land of 15,000 Princes, News of the Olympic Movement, News of Smart Houses, News of Dominion, Nixon in Heaven, The Apologies of the Week, plus tributes to Toots Hibbert of Toots & The Maytals and Ronald Bell of Kool & The Gang.



Ian McNulty

Each week, there’s news of more well known New Orleans restaurants reopening, from Dooky Chase’s to Commander’s Palace. And each time you can practically hear New Orleans food lovers cheering them on. It’s natural. We root for our own, and we support them through the slow summers here and rally for them when some calamity strikes.

But as the drumbeat of reopenings continue and the dangers of the coronavirus crisis stretch on, we have to remember how different this struggle is from all the others, and what’s at stake.