COASTAL DESK

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Coastal News Roundup: The Ripple Effects Of A Flooding Mississippi River

The Mississippi River has been at flood stage for months. Levees and spillways keep most homes and businesses safe and dry from the flood waters, but the high water still creates headaches for levee districts and industries like oil and gas, and fisheries. This week on the Coastal News Roundup, WWNO coastal reporter Travis Lux went to find out how the river creates problems we can’t always see. WWNO’s Tegan Wendland got the details.

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ARTS & CULTURE

Classical Music for St. Patrick's Day

It is said that St. Patrick's Day may be the most widely celebrated national festival. Commemorating the Feast Day of St. Patrick, March 17th is honored as a national holiday in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and several Canadian provinces.

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Utrecht Shooting: Assailant Wounds Several People On Dutch Tram

Dutch police are searching for the person who opened fire inside a tram in the city of Utrecht, wounding several people late Monday morning. Police say they're investigating a "possible terrorist motive" for the attack. "Multiple people have been injured," the Utrecht police department said via Twitter. "The surrounding area has been cordoned off and we are investigating the matter." Details are still emerging about the incident, which took place around 10:45 a.m. local time (5:45 a.m. ET)....

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On this edition of Le Show Harry Shearer bring us an interview with Pultizer Prize-winning environmental journalist, Bob Marshall.

This week on The Reading Life: New Orleans native Albert Woodfox, author of “Solitary: My Journey of Transformation and Hope.” He is the last of the group known as the Angola 3 to be released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. This memoir describes his early life, as well as how he survived more than four decades in solitary confinement, more than any other incarcerated man in America.

It is said that St. Patrick's Day may be the most widely celebrated national festival. Commemorating the Feast Day of St. Patrick, March 17th is honored as a national holiday in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and several Canadian provinces.

Continuum presents Medieval English Music. Of all the European countries, England has the least amount of medieval music available from its historic archives. On this Continuum you’ll hear the most famous of these selections performed exquisitely. The ensembles Sequentia, Hilliard Ensemble, and the Dufay Collective will do the honors. The recordings used are: Miri It Is (Dufay Collective) - Chandos CHAN 9396; English Songs of the Middle Ages (Sequentia) - EMI CDC 7 49192 2; and Sumer Is Icumen In (The Hilliard Ensemble) - Harmonia Mundi HMA 1951154.

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The Mississippi River has been at flood stage for months. Levees and spillways keep most homes and businesses safe and dry from the flood waters, but the high water still creates headaches for levee districts and industries like oil and gas, and fisheries.

This week on the Coastal News Roundup, WWNO coastal reporter Travis Lux went to find out how the river creates problems we can’t always see. WWNO’s Tegan Wendland got the details.

The Historic New Orleans Collection

Activism is often assumed to be a project of young people, an activity with an expiration date. For Stewart Butler, it’s the exact opposite. He joined the LGBTQ rights movement in the 1980s at the age of 50. Today, Mr. Butler is considered by many to be a leader in the gay rights community, and in 2013 the ACLU recognized his efforts with an achievement award. In this edition of NOLA Life Stories, Mr. Butler charts his path to becoming an activist. The story begins in San Francisco. 

Listening To Locals: Dianella

Mar 15, 2019
Dianella

NolaVie brings us another installment of the occasional music series, Listening to Locals. Dianella is the latest solo project of songwriter and violinist Danielle Ryce, who’s been playing in the local folk pop scene for several years now. David Benedetto sits down with Danielle to learn about the new project and her latest single, “Oh, Honey.”

 

Classical 104.9 FM & WWNO HD-2 -- Friday: 6:00pm -- March 15th

Our new five-week series "Modern Classics" continues on Friday evening with an episode dedicated to the music of contemporary American composer Jennifer Higdon.

Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize -- and, several Grammy awards -- Higdon has been a sought-after composer for the past 20 years. She's written for the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, and violinist Hilary Hahn.

American Routes Shortcuts: Marquise Knox

Mar 15, 2019
Marquise Knox
American Routes

This week we’re exploring the sonic hues of the blues in jazz, R & B, country, Cajun and pop. We crash a blues house party and workshop at the 2018 National Folk Festival in Salisbury, Maryland, where we speak with twenty-eight-year-old St. Louis guitarist Marquise Knox. 

Ian McNulty

Confession time: I’m Irish, I obsess over food and I have long envied the relationship my Italian friends have with their culinary heritage. This always comes to a boil in March, with St. Patrick’s Day and St. Joseph’s Day essentially running together.

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LE SHOW

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Le Show For The Week Of March 17, 2019

On this edition of Le Show Harry Shearer bring us an interview with Pultizer Prize-winning environmental journalist, Bob Marshall.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with Dr. Gordon "Nick" Mueller

This week on The Reading Life: Susan Larson talks with Dr. Gordon “Nick” Mueller, president and CEO emeritus of the National World War II Museum, about his new book, "Everything We Had: D-Day, 6.6.44."

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FOOD & DINING

Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: In New Orleans, a Toast to the Gift of Irish Hospitality

Confession time: I’m Irish, I obsess over food and I have long envied the relationship my Italian friends have with their culinary heritage. This always comes to a boil in March, with St. Patrick’s Day and St. Joseph’s Day essentially running together.

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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.
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.