COASTAL DESK

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FDA Gets More Money To Inspect Imported Seafood; Local Shrimpers Hope To Gain

The spending bill signed by President Trump last week will increase the amount of money for inspections of imported seafood -- a move praised by the local shrimp industry. The United States is importing more and more shrimp from other countries, some of which is produced with antibiotics that are banned in the US. So when it’s tested by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it’s rejected.

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ARTS & CULTURE

Inside the Arts: Barbara Hayley Lifetime Achievement, MASNO Wins Education Award, Ida B. Wells

This week on Inside the Arts, it's awards season! May we have the envelope, please? Gambit's 2019 Tribute to the Classical Arts awards luncheon gets underway Friday. Two special prizes will highlight the event. Tulane University professor of dance, Barbara Hayley will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. She joins us in our studio. Then, MASNO's New Orleans Piano Institute is honored with Gambit's Education Award. The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans executive director, Cara McCool...

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16 States Sue Over Trump's National Emergency Declaration

A group of 16 states has filed a lawsuit in a Northern California federal court against President Trump's declaration of a national emergency, calling the president's decision to use executive power to fund a border wall unconstitutional. The complaint filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California seeks to bar the administration from using emergency powers to divert money from other programs to a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, marking the start of a legal...

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This week on Inside the Arts, it's awards season! May we have the envelope, please?  Gambit's 2019 Tribute to the Classical Arts awards luncheon gets underway Friday. Two special prizes will highlight the event. Tulane University professor of dance, Barbara Hayley will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. She joins us in our studio.

Then, MASNO's New Orleans Piano Institute is honored with Gambit's Education Award. The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans executive director, Cara McCool Woolf joins us with New Orleans Piano Institute co-director, Joni Jensen.

The Louisiana Board of Ethics voted on Friday to allow political candidates to use campaign funds to pay for certain child care expenses. Some say the decision breaks down a barrier that working parents, especially women, face getting on the ballot.

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The spending bill signed by President Trump last week will increase the amount of money for inspections of imported seafood -- a move praised by the local shrimp industry.

The United States is importing more and more shrimp from other countries, some of which is produced with antibiotics that are banned in the US. So when it’s tested by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it’s rejected.

Harry Shearer
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This week on Le Show Harry bring us The Land of 15,000 Princes, News of the Olympic Movement, News of the Godly, News of the Atom, News of the Warm, a look at President Trump’s State of Emergency, The Appresidentice, The Apologies of the Week, and great music from Arlo Guthrie, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, and Bonerama.

This week on The Reading Life:  Susan talks with Steve Luxenberg, author of "Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation."

This Continuum program is a recording of early music played by the modern early music ensemble from Paris, Capriccio Stravagante, directed by its founder, New Orleans-born Skip Sempe. Composers included are Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Diego Ortiz, Cipriano de Rore, and Josquin des Prez. Included also are compositions and arrangements composed in the antique style by Skip Sempe. Recording used is Antico Moderno (Capriccio Stravagante) - Paradizo PA0008.

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This week on the Coastal News Roundup: an update on a two stories -- the giant reservoir of acidic wastewater threatening to spill in St. James Parish, and the invasive plant choking up Bayou St. John.

Nola.com/Times-Picayune reporter Sara Sneath tells WWNO’s Travis Lux about the latest with those stories, and about the visit paid to the state by Pope Francis’ climatologist.

Danger And Resistance At Pontchartrain Beach: A Civil Rights Story

Feb 15, 2019
The Historic New Orleans Collection

Katrena Jackson Ndang came of age at a time when the phrase "the personal is political" was reaching new heights. While she was enrolled at Southern University, Ms. Ndang became a civil rights activist, and she used non-violent resistance in protests across the city, including on one fateful day at Pontchartain Beach. She eventually ex-patriated to Cameroon, but her civil rights years are ingrained in her memory, which she shared for this edition of NOLA Life Stories.

 

Ingrid Victoria

Carnival season brings about an annual transformation to our city, and it also transforms the way people look. On Mardi Gras morning, step outside and you’ll find revelers in masks, headdresses, and otherworldly makeup. Artist Ingrid Victoria is best-known around town for transforming people’s eyelashes. She’s the founder of Chimera Lashes, and she joined NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford in the studio to talk about her eye-catching creations.

American Routes Shortcuts: Boz Scaggs

Feb 15, 2019
Boz Scaggs
American Routes

Boz Scaggs is best known for his 1976 multi-platinum record Silk Degrees featuring hits like “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown.” But Boz has lived many lives before and since. He busked his way across the world and back, played guitar and sang with the Steve Miller band, then recorded a solo record with Duane Allman, produced by Jann Wenner at Muscle Shoals in 1969. Recently he completed a trilogy of albums devoted to his favorite roots music. Boz Scaggs spoke to us from the road about his wanderlust and love of music, which took root growing up in what he calls Nowhere, Texas.

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LE SHOW

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Le Show For The Week Of February 17, 2019

This week on Le Show Harry bring us The Land of 15,000 Princes, News of the Olympic Movement, News of the Godly, News of the Atom, News of the Warm, a look at President Trump’s State of Emergency, The Appresidentice, The Apologies of the Week, and great music from Arlo Guthrie, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, and Bonerama.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with Lisa Herrington and Brad Vogel

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Lisa Herrington, director of the Bayou Writer’s Club, which has more than 300 members. We’ll also hear from Brad Vogel of the Walt Whitman Initiative; he's coming to town as part of the Whitman Bicentennial to present a lecture on the poet's transformative time in Louisiana at the Louisiana Landmarks Society.

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*TriPod: New Orleans at 300* is WWNO’s FRESH radio history of New Orleans, released in weekly segments as our city approaches its Tricentennial in 2018.

FOOD & DINING

Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: Latin Bakeries Give New Orleans Cross Cultural King Cakes

King cake can be a symbol of home. Just ask anyone who grew up with the Carnival treat as a natural part of their own New Orleans culture.

Or maybe, ask someone making a home here, blending different cultures along the way.

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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.