LOCAL NEWS

Kyle Plover / Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Coastal News Roundup: Tracking Birds Across The Gulf, And More

This week on the Coastal News Roundup -- how weather radar c an be used to count migrating birds. Plus, the state looks to increase the size of a major (and controversial) coastal restoration project. WWNO’s Travis Lux talks about the week in coastal news with environment reporter Sara Sneath from Nola.com | The Times-Picayune.

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ARTS & CULTURE

Louisiana Eats: Talking Trash

Americans waste more than 373 Million pounds of food each day. That’s a pound per person. On this week’s show, we’re talking trash — in a productive way, of course! We meet a few individuals who are working to tackle the widespread problem of food and water waste.

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Democrats Reject Trump Border Wall Proposal, Calling It A 'Non-Starter'

Updated at 5:28 p.m. ET With negotiations over reopening the government at a standstill, President Trump offered to back temporary protections for some immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, many of whom are now adults, in exchange for funding for a wall on the Southern border. In a White House speech on Saturday, Trump also offered to extend the Temporary Protected Status program that blocks deportation of certain immigrants fleeing civil unrest or natural disasters. The...

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Americans waste more than 373 Million pounds of food each day. That’s a pound per person. On this week’s show, we’re talking trash — in a productive way, of course! We meet a few individuals who are working to tackle the widespread problem of food and water waste.

Kyle Plover / Cornell Lab of Ornithology

This week on the Coastal News Roundup -- how weather radar can be used to count migrating birds. Plus, the state looks to increase the size of a major (and controversial) coastal restoration project.

 

WWNO’s Travis Lux talks about the week in coastal news with environment reporter Sara Sneath from Nola.com | The Times-Picayune.

 

The Katrina Season: Tom Benson's Oral History

Jan 18, 2019
Keely Merritt, The Historic New Orleans Collection

Saints fans across the city are gearing up for the NFC Championship Game this Sunday. Last year, the Saints family lost longtime team owner Tom Benson. He served as owner starting in 1985, through the difficult aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and during the team’s Super Bowl victory in 2010. In this edition of NOLA Life Stories, we’ll hear an interview with Tom Benson from the archives, when he shared memories of the pivotal year in Saints football that would come to be known as the Katrina Season. 

John Brown, Sr. was reelected as OPSB president after public outcry over another top contender's views on LGBTQ rights.
Orleans Parish School Board

The Orleans Parish School Board reelected John Brown, Sr. as its next board president Thursday night. Brown's reelection comes after controversy over another contender’s views on LGBTQ rights.

Circe Denyer

Every email, text message, or letter tells a story. But what about the stamps that we put on those letters? The Crescent City Stamp Club is drawing upon the city's storied past to show how stamps and other postal ephemera speak volumes about our culture. This weekend, stamp collectors, or philatelists, will descend on New Orleans for the NolaPEX Stamp and Postcard Show. Postal historian Doug Weisz joins NolaVie's Brian Friedman in the studio to give us a preview of the event.

American Routes Shortcuts: Cyril Neville

Jan 18, 2019
Cyril Neville
American Routes

Cyril Neville, the youngest of the Neville fraternal order, grew up surrounded by New Orleans rhythm and blues hit makers, like James Booker, Earl King, and his brother Art, whose band the Hawketts recorded “Mardi Gras Mambo” in 1954. Cyril got an early start in music playing percussion with his uncle Jolly’s Mardi Gras Indian tribe, the Wild Tchoupitoulas. He joined Art’s funk group the Meters in the early ‘70s, and in 1977, Cyril and Art teamed up with Aaron and Charles to form the Neville Brothers. Cyril later founded his own group, Endangered Species, and has become a community and environmental activist, especially in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Cyril spoke of his musical beginnings some seventy years ago. 

Ian McNulty

Voice activation is said to be the next big tech trend for shopping. Just announce what you want, call it out into the ether, and if you have the right device set up you just bought it.



Sounds nifty, if maybe fraught with peril for the impulse buy.

 Well here’s the way I do voice activated ordering.

CPRA

Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) released a draft of its new annual plan at the monthly CPRA Board meeting on Wednesday, Jan.16. At the meeting, officials said they plan to seek permits for a significantly bigger Mid-Breton river diversion.

Eileen Fleming / WWNO

Thousands of Louisiana residents lined up downtown overnight to get tickets for the Rolling Stones performance at Jazz Fest in May. Organizers set aside 20,000 tickets for those with a state ID. The tickets cost almost $200 dollars, and the line was long.

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).

 

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LE SHOW

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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

Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: For “Voice Activated” Shopping, Just Start Talking at the Farmers Market

Voice activation is said to be the next big tech trend for shopping. Just announce what you want, call it out into the ether, and if you have the right device set up you just bought it.

 Sounds nifty, if maybe fraught with peril for the impulse buy.

 Well here’s the way I do voice activated ordering.

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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.