Louisiana Department of Health

Louisiana’s COVID-19 Surge Is Among The Worst In The U.S. And Some Leaders Are Still Fighting Masks

Louisiana is now one of the leading states in the nation for most new coronavirus cases.

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More Louisianans Are Casting Their Ballots Early, By Mail Amid Coronavirus

After three months of delays, Louisiana's presidential primary election is underway. It's coming in the midst of a resurgence of the coronavirus and public reckoning around racial inequity.

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The Lens

Educators, Parents, Students Discuss Concerns About Reopening In Virtual Town Hall

Safety first. That was the focal point of a Wednesday night virtual town hall where more than 300 educators, parents and community members discussed concerns about reopening schools in New Orleans as the coronavirus — which closed schools for three months in the spring — is on the rise again in Louisiana.

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Who's Serving?

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

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With Demand Rising, New Orleans Forced To Cut Back On COVID-19 Testing

Today’s mobile testing site opened at 8 a.m. at Dillard University, and it was booked up for tests five minutes later.

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NPR NEWS

Supreme Court Says Trump Not 'Immune' From Records Release, But Hedges On House Case

Updated at 8:15 p.m. ET In a pair of historic rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected President Trump's claim of absolute immunity under the law. The vote was 7 to 2 in two decisions Thursday involving grand jury and congressional subpoenas for Trump's pre-presidential financial records. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the court's two decisions, declaring, "In our system, the public has a right to every man's evidence," and "since the founding of the Republic, every man has included the...

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ARTS & CULTURE

American Routes Shortcuts: Jimmy Cliff

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Jimmy Cliff
American Routes

James Chambers took the name Jimmy Cliff to reference the heights he would climb as a musician, singer, and actor. Since Cliff’s birth during a hurricane in rural Jamaica, people believed he was special. Cliff’s dissatisfaction with country life led him to Kingston where he met Chinese-Jamaican record producer Leslie Kong, who helped launch his career with a 1962 hit, “Hurricane Hattie.” Cliff helped Jamaican music go global performing in the film The Harder They Come. Jimmy Cliff told me how his voice carried him out into the world. 

 

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This week on Le Show, Harry has News of the Warm, Harry Reads the Trades, It’s a Smart World, The Apologies of the Week, updates on President Trump, COVID-19, Mitch McConnell, original music and more.

American Roots Fourth of July Concert on the National Mall July 4, 1993
National Council for the Traditional Arts

For the 4th of July, we've been digging in the archives for a series of live concerts between 1993-2001 in front of a million people annually on the National Mall from the Washington Monument to the White House fence, and millions more on public radio nationwide. It was the roots of American Routes. 

 

 

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FOOD & DINING

Ian McNulty

Café Porche & Snowbar is a small, low key Central City spot with good Creole flavors and a modern feel. People come for breakfast meetings, roll in for brunch or head over from the CBD for lunch. Kids stop by after school for snowballs from a stand built like a pint-sized fairy cottage trimmed in gingerbread and stocked with nectar.

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