Gov. John Bel Edwards Headed to Runoff Against Eddie Rispone in Louisiana Governor's Race

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will face Republican businessman Eddie Rispone in a November 16 runoff election after Saturday's gubernatorial primary. Democrat John Bel Edwards was the leading vote getter, winning 47% of the total cast. But the incumbent fell short of the 50% threshold to win the election outright. That means Edwards will square off against Rispone, who came in second place and edged out Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham.

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The Work of a Professional Actor

This Work of Art episode features an interview with Hardy Weaver. The New Orleans native found theatre in his teens and attended NOCCA. He then went on to the theater program at FSU and a showcase in New York. Following some road tours with productions of Footloose , Cats and A Chorus Line he landed a spot in the national tour of The Book of Mormon , opening in Chicago. He stayed for about a year and headed back to NewYork as an understudy for The Book of Mormon on Broadway. The life of an...

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Former Fort Worth Officer Charged With Murder In Fatal Shooting Of Woman In Her Home

Like a lot of young women her age, 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson had a date Friday night — but unlike many of her peers, Jefferson's date was with her 8-year-old nephew. They were enjoying a heated video game that went into the early hours of Saturday when police arrived at the house Jefferson shared with her mother. Officers were responding to a non-emergency call from James Smith, a neighbor who knew Jefferson's mother was not well. (Jefferson, a pre-med graduate of Xavier University, had...

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This Work of Art episode features an interview with Hardy Weaver. The New Orleans native found theatre in his teens and attended NOCCA. He then went on to the theater program at FSU and a showcase in New York. Following some road tours with productions of Footloose, Cats and A Chorus Line he landed a spot in the national tour of The Book of Mormon, opening in Chicago. He stayed for about a year and headed back to NewYork as an understudy for The Book of Mormon on Broadway.

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This week on Le Show Harry bring us The Apologies of the Week, News of the Warm, News of the Olympic Movement, Nixon in Heaven, News of the Atom, News of Inspector’s General, original music and more.

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with New Orleans architect Lee Ledbetter, whose new book is “The Art of Place: Lee Ledbetter Architecture and Interiors.”

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will face Republican businessman Eddie Rispone in a November 16 runoff election after Saturday's gubernatorial primary.

Democrat John Bel Edwards was the leading vote getter, winning 47% of the total cast. But the incumbent fell short of the 50% threshold to win the election outright.

That means Edwards will square off against Rispone, who came in second place and edged out Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham.

Ensemble für frühe Musik Augsburg, the great early music ensemble from Augsburg, Germany is featured on this Continuum. The ensemble's musicological work has often formed the framework for practical research specifically into medieval and monastic music. Continuum is pleased to have 15 of their recordings in its CD library. This is Part I of a series of programs to be devoted to the ensembles many CD recordings.

"Viva Cuba!"
Poppy Tooker / Louisiana Eats

Cuba and New Orleans are tied together in many ways, from our Creole flavors to our laid back attitude – but maybe most of all, in our music. Back in December of 2015, Louisiana Eats host Poppy Tooker had the opportunity to join the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on their landmark visit to Cuba for the Havana Jazz Festival. Over the course of a week there, Poppy took excursions into the countryside to learn about tobacco production and the art of cigar making, dined in delicious paladares, and toured markets and organic farms.

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Authorities say one person was killed and three others are still unaccounted for after a partial roof collapse at the under-construction Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans just after 9 a.m. Saturday.

New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent Timothy McConnell said at a press conference that the building is considered "unstable" with the potential for another collapse. "It's a very dangerous situation," said McConnell.

Sepehr Saberian

We talk a lot about musical instruments in New Orleans, so much so that it feels like our music dates back thousands of years. But the santur, a trapezoid-shaped stringed instrument, actually does date back thousands of years. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford invited Dr. Sepehr Saberian into the studio to discuss and play the santur.

On Saturday, some voters in East Baton Rouge Parish will vote on whether to form a new City of St. George. But opponents say it could worsen racial disparities.
Jess Clark / WWNO - New Orleans Public Radio

On the ballot for parts of East Baton Rouge Parish, there’s a measure to create a new city: The City of St. George. It’s the first step to carving out a new school district, separate from East Baton Rouge Parish Schools.

Supporters say St. George will allow more local control over taxes and improve education.

American Routes Shortcuts: Bernard Fowler

Oct 11, 2019
Bernard Fowler
American Routes

Rolling Stones percussionist and backing singer Bernard Fowler has put a new twist on some of the band’s songs. His album “Inside Out” is a spoken word collection of their lyrics. Bernard has toured and recorded with the band since 1989. He uses a monitor on stage to anticipate Mick Jagger’s vocals. Bernard grew up in New York City’s black and Puerto Rican Queensbridge Projects, surrounded by the city’s soul and salsa sounds. He went on to form the New York Citi Peech Boys, whose dance hits were widely sampled, making Bernard’s voice a soundtrack for many.

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Le Show For The Week Of October 13, 2019

This week on Le Show Harry bring us The Apologies of the Week, News of the Warm, News of the Olympic Movement, Nixon in Heaven, News of the Atom, News of Inspector’s General, original music and more.

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The Reading Life with Lee Ledbetter

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with New Orleans architect Lee Ledbetter, whose new book is “The Art of Place: Lee Ledbetter Architecture and Interiors.”

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"Viva Cuba!"
Poppy Tooker / Louisiana Eats

Louisiana Eats: Viva Cuba

Cuba and New Orleans are tied together in many ways, from our Creole flavors to our laid back attitude – but maybe most of all, in our music. Back in December of 2015, Louisiana Eats host Poppy Tooker had the opportunity to join the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on their landmark visit to Cuba for the Havana Jazz Festival. Over the course of a week there, Poppy took excursions into the countryside to learn about tobacco production and the art of cigar making, dined in delicious paladares, and toured markets and organic farms.

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