Police Use-Of-Force Policies Are Under Renewed Scrutiny After BRPD Pins Black Teen With A Knee

When Baton Rouge activist Gary Chambers Jr. posted a cell phone video on his Facebook page of a police officer kneeling on what appeared to be a Black teenager’s neck, Louisiana’s state capital braced for the worst.

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Louisiana Judge Upholds Governor's Coronavirus Restrictions

A Louisiana judge upheld Gov. John Bel Edwards’ statewide mask mandate, closure of bars and 50-person limit on indoor gatherings Thursday, rejecting four Jefferson Parish business owners’ claims that the state’s coronavirus restrictions violate their constitutional rights.

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Remaining Months Of The 2020 Hurricane Season Will Be ‘Extremely Active’

The latest forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts there could be a record-breaking number of hurricanes this year.

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State Department Of Health Files Complaint Against Noncompliant BBQ Joint

A Livingston Parish judge has ordered Firehouse BBQ to temporarily close, granting a restraining order requested by the Louisiana Department of Health as part of a lawsuit the department filed against the Watson, Louisiana, restaurant for its repeated failure to comply with state coronavirus restrictions.

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Black Activist Burnout: 'You Can't Do This Work If You're Running On Empty'

Editor's note: NPR will be continuing this conversation about Being Black in America online and on air. When Imani Brown, a 38-year-old from San Francisco, hit the streets to protest the recent police violence against Black Americans, she felt inspired and energized. Her parents fought for racial justice before her, so her participation felt like a part of her inheritance. "It is energizing for me to be carrying on the work that my parents were involved in. I'm sad that we haven't come...

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Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer / Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show Harry brings us News of the Atom, News of Microplastics, News of the Olympic Movement, News of Nice People, Keeping up with the Murdochs, News of the Godly, The Apologies of the Week, and musical selections from his latest project, The Many Moods of Donald Trump, including “Son in Law,” and “COVID 180.”

White Linen Night is reimagined.  The popular Arts District gallery stroll is now called, White Linen Light, as it occurs in the galleries during business hours, Monday through Saturday, all month long. Arts District New Orleans Association vice president Matthew Showman chats with us by phone.


American Routes Shortcuts: Donald Harrison

Aug 7, 2020
Donald Harrison
American Routes

This is American Routes Live from Marigny Studios with jazz saxophonist Donald Harrison and Quintet. I talked with Donald between songs about his life in music, from growing up in New Orleans to playing with Art Blakey in New York, and putting his own stamp on modern jazz.




Ian McNulty

The menu at Brigtsen’s Restaurant has always told stories. Between the brown butter, bright remoulade and smoky gumbo you can read the heritage of Louisiana food, the evolution of the modern New Orleans restaurant and friendships reaching back generations. Right now, the menu at Brigtsen‘s also tells a story of our times, all packed for takeout.