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Federal Court Paves Way For Louisiana Abortion Law To Take Effect

A Louisiana law requiring doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital is set to go into effect after a long court battle. Last week, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans denied a request to rehear the case. Opponents worry this law will make it nearly impossible for a woman to access an abortion in Louisiana, a right protected by Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling issued 46 years ago this week.

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ARTS & CULTURE

Inside The Arts: The Orléans Collection, Stockholm Syndrome, NOBA Celebrates Golden Anniversary

This week on Inside the Arts, a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit is in final days at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The Orléans Collection, honors the city's tricentennial. It features masterpieces from around the world that were once within the private collection of Phillippe II, the Duke of Orléans, our city's namesake. WWNO's Eileen Fleming takes us on tour with Vanessa Schmid, NOMA's senior research curator for European Art. Then, the NOLA Project Theatre Company continues its world premiere of...

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'Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied' As Government Shutdown Affects Federal Courts

In federal courts around the nation, the wheels of justice may soon be grinding to a halt. The government shutdown has already caused delays and disruptions throughout the federal court system, and officials are bracing for things to get a lot worse next week. There is that huge uncertainty, and it will impact our clients' access to justice. - Julie Olson, assistant public defender The strain is apparent among lawyers walking in and out of Boston's Federal District Court. Passing in front of...

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Creative Commons

In the digital era, musicians seeking to promote their music are in a shifting landscape that can seem daunting. How do you safely approach various outlets - like film and TV - and maintain your product?

The New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation are collaborating on a workshop to help local musicians safely navigate areas like licensing and copyright issues. Karl Lengel spoke with Morgan Stewart of NOLABA about the workshop.
 

A Louisiana law requiring doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital is set to go into effect after a long court battle. Last week, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans denied a request to rehear the case. Opponents worry this law will make it nearly impossible for a woman to access an abortion in Louisiana, a right protected by Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling issued 46 years ago this week.

This week on Inside the Arts, a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit is in final days at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The Orléans Collection, honors the city's tricentennial. It features masterpieces from around the world that were once within the private collection of Phillippe II, the Duke of Orléans, our city's namesake. WWNO's Eileen Fleming takes us on tour with Vanessa Schmid, NOMA's senior research curator for European Art.

Susan Larson continues her look at 300 great New Orleans books, this week with author John Kemp as they look at books on art.

There’s a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that asks "life’s most urgent and persistent question is: what are you doing for others?” First spoken by Dr. King in 1957, it reverberated in speeches throughout the remainder of his life. It is the guiding principle in the Day of Service, a holiday spent “on” instead of “off”. For a decade, several New Orleans universities have come together -  students, faculties and families - to do for others, specifically, to address the New Orleans Diaspora of Hurricane Katrina.

This week on The Reading Life: Award-winning author Daniel José Older, whose new book for middle grade readers is “Dactyl Hill Squad.” He is also the creator of the urban fantasy series, "Bone Street Rumba," as well as the "Shadowshaper" series for young adults.

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On this edition of Le Show Harry commemorates two years of President Donald Trump’s administration with a series of original musical parodies dubbed “The Donald Trump Songbook.” Harry considers the government shutdown, Trump’s character, his family, business relations and more. And we’ll round out the show with new editions of Harry Reads the Trades, News of the Warm, and The Apologies of the Week.

This week on Continuum Milton Scheuermann and Thais St. Julien present examples of the first forms of polyphony, music composed for two or more melodies performed at the same time. Various examples are presented, including 12th Century Polyphony in Aquitaine, music from the 12th century School of Notre Dame, hockets from the 13th century Bamberg Manuscript, and motets from the 13th century Montpellier Codex. Performers include Ensemble Organum, Theatre of Voices, and Anonymous 4.

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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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.

 

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Le Show For The Week Of January 20, 2019

On this edition of Le Show Harry commemorates two years of President Donald Trump’s administration with a series of original musical parodies dubbed “The Donald Trump Songbook.” Harry considers the government shutdown, Trump’s character, his family, business relations and more. And we’ll round out the show with new editions of Harry Reads the Trades, News of the Warm, and The Apologies of the Week.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with Daniel José Older

This week on The Reading Life: Award-winning author Daniel José Older, whose new book for middle grade readers is “Dactyl Hill Squad.” He is also the creator of the urban fantasy series, "Bone Street Rumba," as well as the "Shadowshaper" series for young adults.

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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: 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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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.