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Food Stamps Will Have To Stretch Further In February Amid Government Shutdown

More than 300,000 families in Louisiana can expect to receive their February food stamps this week - about ten days earlier than normal - as the partial federal government shutdown continues.

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ARTS & CULTURE

Jessica Rosgaard

City of New Orleans Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

New Orleans' Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Planning Commission is coordinating several events across the city in commemoration of Dr. King's birthday (Tuesday, January 15). Events include a day of service on Saturday (January 19) and a march on Monday (January 21).

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Trump's Ex-Lawyer Michael Cohen Acknowledges Scheme To Rig Polls In Presidential Race

President Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen acknowledged on Thursday that he schemed to rig online polls that sought to make Trump seem like a more plausible presidential candidate. The story was first reported by The Wall Street Journal . In a tweet following the report, Cohen said he sought to help Trump's political aspirations, having been directed by the candidate. "What I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of [Trump]," he wrote . "I truly regret my blind...

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Jessica Rosgaard

New Orleans' Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Planning Commission is coordinating several events across the city in commemoration of Dr. King's birthday (Tuesday, January 15). Events include a day of service on Saturday (January 19) and a march on Monday (January 21).

 

More than 300,000 families in Louisiana can expect to receive their February food stamps this week - about ten days earlier than normal - as the partial federal government shutdown continues. 

Baton Rouge Clinic Pilots New HIV Treatment Model

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When you're diagnosed with HIV, it can feel like your fate has been written. You have questions, such as whether you’ll live, how much treatment will cost and whether people will still love you.

Nurse practioner Dionne Bell tries to answer some of those questions and offer options. Bell says patients are given their results and then immediately offered counseling.

Last year, the United States Supreme Court ruled that states could collect sales tax on internet purchases from retailers who don't have a physical location in the state.  Since then, Louisiana has been ironing out how that process will work.

This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with award winning NCIS: New Orleans actress CCH Pounder. Dozens of works from her private art collection are the subject of the exhibit, ICONS: Ideals of Black Masculinity, on view at Xavier University Art Gallery.

Then, the Ashé Cultural Arts Center is gearing up for its 6th Annual Commemorative Luncheon honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and César Chávez. Executive director Carol Bebelle joins us.

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As President Trump touched down in New Orleans Monday to address the Farm Bureau at the Convention Center, about 200 people rallied in protest at the foot of Canal Street.

As we head into another carnival season, Susan Larson talks with author and Mardi Gras aficionado, Arthur Hardy, about books on Mardi Gras in part two of a special Carnival edition of The Reading List.

Commander Shaun Ferguson has been chosen as New Orleans' next police chief.
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New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell has tapped NOPD commander Shaun Ferguson to become the city’s next chief of police.

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On this week’s episode of Le Show we have What the Frack?, News of the Olympic Movement, News of the Godly, It’s a Smart World, News of the Atom, The Apologies of the Week, great music and more.

This week on The Reading Life: Susan Larson talks with bestselling author James Lee Burke, whose most recent Dave Robicheaux novel is “The New Iberia Blues.”

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Le Show For The Week Of January 13, 2019

On this week’s episode of Le Show we have What the Frack?, News of the Olympic Movement, News of the Godly, It’s a Smart World, News of the Atom, The Apologies of the Week, great music and more.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with James Lee Burke

This week on The Reading Life: Susan Larson talks with bestselling author James Lee Burke, whose most recent Dave Robicheaux novel is “The New Iberia Blues.”

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Sticky Wicket is a new mini series out of WWNO and WRKF that takes on four historic clashes between Louisiana politicians and the media, one at a time.

FOOD & DINING

Louisiana Eats: Hitting The Books

On this week’s show, we delve into the wonderful world of cookbooks. We begin with Chef Isaac Toups , who collaborated with acclaimed food writer Jennifer Cole on his debut cookbook, Chasing the Gator . The book pulls back the curtain on the new guard of Cajun cooking. Visit our website to hear a full-length Quick Bites podcast with Isaac , which includes a cracklins tasting and a round of Cajun games.

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Susan Larson, host of The Reading Life, talks with local authors and readers about their favorite books from three hundred years of New Orleans literature.