CAPITOL ACCESS

New Internet Sales Tax Begins Rolling Out In Louisiana

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.

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ARTS & CULTURE

Inside The Arts: ICONS, MLK-Chávez Luncheon, (Per)Sister Exhibit

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. And, a groundbreaking exhibit, (Per)Sister:...

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Feds List What They Call Manafort Lies But Few Details Visible In Blacked-Out Filing

The Justice Department laid out what it called a series of lies Paul Manafort has told since agreeing to cooperate with the government, but few details are visible in the new court document . The office of special counsel Robert Mueller filed new documentation on Tuesday that describes what it calls deliberate falsehoods that Manafort has told in support of the government's argument that his plea deal is now void. Manafort, the document says, lied about payments and financial relationships;...

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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.”

A program of music of some of the most famous German minnesingers is presented on this Continuum. The minnesingers are the German counterpart of the medieval French troubadours and trouveres. A few of the most famous are Walther von der Vogelweide, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Oswald von Wolkenstein and Der Tannhauser. The music heard is performed by four outstanding early music ensembles and singers.

Now that 2019 is here, Classical 104.9 FM is busy adding new releases and new recordings into the music library for this new year!

On Wednesday morning, January 16th, starting at 9:00am, "Classical New Orleans" host James Arey will present a full hour of new recordings just added to the library.

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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This week on the Coastal News Roundup, WWNO’s Travis Lux talks with Mark Schleifstein, environment reporter for Nola.com/The Times-Picayune, about a big new oil find in the Gulf of Mexico. Plus, the latest on a lawsuit related to Hurricane Katrina damages.

 

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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.