Where Do Louisiana's Congressmen Stand on Impeachment?

The big news out of Washington this week is house Democrats unveiling of two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress surrounding his dealings with Ukraine and conduct during the subsequent investigation. As the inquiry continues, members of Louisiana's congressional delegation on key committees and in leadership roles are positioned to influence these historic proceedings. Here to discuss is Elizabeth Crisp, Washington Correspondent for The Advocate.

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Inside The Arts: A Christmas Carol, Steven Forster Retrospective, Oh Crap! It’s Christmas

This week on Inside the Arts, ghosts return to a magical set this holiday season as Le Petit Theatre presents its production of Charles Dickens' Victorian classic, A Christmas Carol. Artistic Director Max Williams joins us with cast members Curtis Billings and Kate Kuen. Then, renowned fine art photographer Steven Forster looks back on his career with the opening of a new exhibit. Jazz legends, entertainment celebrities and more come into view as Steven Forster: Four Decades of New Orleans...

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House Democrats Support Updated Trade Deal With Mexico And Canada

House Democrats and organized labor have thrown their support behind an updated trade agreement among the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The announcement came on the same day Democrats unveiled articles of impeachment against President Trump. "This is a day we've all been working to," declared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. "There is no question, of course, that this trade agreement is much better than NAFTA. But in terms of our work here, it is infinitely better than what was initially proposed by...

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New Orleans Fair Grounds

Horse racing returned to New Orleans yesterday at the Fair Grounds Racecourse. Veteran announcer John G. Dooley is the Big Easy oval to be the voice of the Fair Grounds, a position he has held for over 15 years. On the Work of Art today, John joins us to talk about his art - and a lifelong profession as an announcer for the sports industry.

New American Paintings

Katie Pfohl is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Before coming to NOMA, Pfohl served as a curator at the Louisiana State University Museum of Art, and has worked in three of the premier art museums in the country-the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Betsy Shepherd

Roughly 150 students from New Orleans gathered in front of City Hall Friday to participate in a nationwide demonstration to raise awareness for climate change. 

 

“We should be in the classroom learning and preparing for our semester exams right now, but we skipped school to teach our representatives about the importance and urgency of our climate crisis,” says Layla Harmon, a 16-year-old junior at Benjamin Franklin High School. 

 

Friday's top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

The Feast Of The Seven Fishes Returns To The Ace Hotel

Dec 6, 2019
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As is the case with most holidays, New Orleans has numerous Christmas traditions that set our city apart from others. The Feast of the Seven Fishes is one of them. Josephine Estelle, the restaurant at the Ace Hotel, will be hosting this traditional Italian American dinner next Tuesday, December 10th. NolaVie’s Brian Friedman invited Chef Chris Borges into the studio to learn more about the Feast.

American Routes Shortcuts: John Mayall

Dec 6, 2019
John Mayall
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John Mayall and his band the Bluesbreakers pioneered British blues rock, introducing it to a larger audience. They included musicians who went on to join legendary bands like Cream, Fleetwood Mac, and the Rolling Stones. Mayall moved to the states in 1968, and today has a discography of 70 studio and live albums. At 86, John still tours widely and comes home to his favorite climate and way of life in Los Angeles, but it was in Macclesfield, Cheshire where he first heard the blues. 

 

The day's top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Ian McNulty

Children, they’re precious. They’re worth everything we do for them. They are the future. But let’s face it, sometimes children are aggravating, especially when they’re at a restaurant where you just want to unwind and they’re just revving up.

The top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

WATCH: House Judiciary Holds Impeachment Hearing

Dec 4, 2019
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The House Judiciary Committee holds its first hearing in the impeachment inquiry on Wednesday, December 4 at 9 a.m.

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Le Show For The Week Of December 8, 2019

This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us the first part of his 2019 Year in Rebuke. We’ll look back at big headlines and overlooked news stories with original sketches that include Dish the Dirt , The Appresidentice , Entrepod , Karzai Talk , and Inside Extra Access Tonight . We’ll also hear The Apologies of the Week, News from Outside the Bubble, and original music about President Trump’s hambergers.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with Jean Redmann and Greg Herren

This week on The Reading Life: New Orleans crime novelists Jean Redmann, author of “Not Dead Enough,” her tenth book in the Micky Knight series, and Greg Herren, author of “Royal Street Reveillon,” the eighth in his series featuring detective Scotty Bradley, perfect holiday reading from a writer who loves Christmas in New Orleans.

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The Feast Of The Seven Fishes Returns To The Ace Hotel

As is the case with most holidays, New Orleans has numerous Christmas traditions that set our city apart from others. The Feast of the Seven Fishes is one of them. Josephine Estelle, the restaurant at the Ace Hotel, will be hosting this traditional Italian American dinner next Tuesday, December 10th. NolaVie’s Brian Friedman invited Chef Chris Borges into the studio to learn more about the Feast.

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