New Bill Requires Army Corps To Consider Green Infrastructure

On Wednesday, congress passed America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 , which could encourage the Army Corps of Engineers to build more green infrastructure. Infrastructure bills are fairly routine. Generally passed every couple years, they often approve lists of projects for things like river dredging or levees -- projects that the Corps builds. New this year: a section that requires the Corps to consider “natural or nature-based” projects as alternatives if it wants to build something.

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Inside The Arts: New Orleans Film Fest, Taco Truck Film, Preservation Hall Legacy Awards

This week on Inside the Arts, we're gearing up for a red carpet walk as the opening of the 29th Annual New Orleans Film Festival nears. Fallon Young, executive director of the New Orleans Film Society joins us. Then, local multi-disciplinary artist and activist José Torres-Tama is the subject of a film premiering at the New Orleans Film Festival. He has teamed up with award winning documentary filmmaker Rodrigo Dorfman for the world premiere of This Taco Truck Kills Fascists .
And, the...

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Recovery Work Begins After Hurricane Michael Carves Through Florida Panhandle

Search and rescue teams worked through the night in Florida to find people who need help, after Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle as a historic Category 4 storm on Wednesday. More than 400,000 electricity accounts had lost power in Florida as of Thursday morning. Michael wrecked buildings and tore down trees in Panama City and nearby towns. The city of Tallahassee, known for its extensive tree canopy, says "thousands of trees are down," causing widespread damage and blocked roads. The city...

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Singer Quiana Lynell is a natural educator, and from the time the tape started rolling at Esplanade Studios, class was in session. Lesson one: Intro to Scat Singing.

Good scat is based on the art of improvising in counter-melody – taking an established melody and vocalising a different melodic line that reflects directly on the original.

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Louisiana shrimpers are facing low prices. They say the business is tougher than it’s ever been, and recently considered striking. Many are looking for creative ways to make more money.


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This week on Inside the Arts, legendary entertainer Deacon John kicks things off. The guitarist joins Dr. Kara Olidge, executive director of the Amistad Research Center. They are gearing up for Soundtrack of New Orleans, a public celebration of Amistad's 52nd Anniversary, honoring the city's tricentennial, civic leaders and legendary musicians.

Then, we visit with Emery Clark. The acclaimed Northshore artist is being honored with a retrospective exhibit of her work, opening at Christwood Atrium Gallery in Covington.

Trump Address to UNGA

Sep 25, 2018
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President Trump is addressing the United Nations General Assembly. Watch his remarks live. 

  • Charting Louisiana: 500 Years of Maps edited by Alfred E. Lemmon, John T. Magill, and Jason Wiese; consulting editor, John R. Hébert
  • Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, edited by Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker 
  • New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape by Peirce F. Lewis
  • An Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans from Nature, by Craig E.

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Kalamu ya Salaam, whose new book of collected writings from his long career is “Be About Beauty.” We’ll also hear from Tena Clark, songwriter and music producer and author of the new memoir, “Southern Discomfort.”

Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week:

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This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: News from Lake Reverie—Radio Fella Sells His House, News of Dominion, Harry Reads the Trades, News of Microplastics, News of the GodlyNews of the Olympic MovementThe Apologies of the Week, and more!

Continuum presents The Art of the Bawdy Song, a program of delightful catches and ballads of Merry Old England— 300 years ago. Featured will be Songs from the Tavern, Dancing in the Grass, Tobacco and Other Stimulants, and Men and Maids. The Baltimore Consort will perform these bawdy songs with the aid of the men's singing ensemble, The Merry Companions. Recordings used are: The Art of the Bawdy Song (Baltimore Consort & Merry Companions - Dorian DOR 90155, and, Miri It Is (The Dufay Collective) - Chandos CHAN 9396.

Poppy Tooker with The Landrys
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On this week’s show, we’re celebrating all things pescatarian across Louisiana. To begin, we travel from Port Sulphur to Barataria Bay for a taste of authentic Louisiana seafood with the Landry family of Don’s Seafood. The Landrys host us at their fishing camp and share stories that have been passed down through the generations.


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In this week's coastal news roundup, WWNO's Tegan Wendland talks with | The Times-Picayune reporter Tristan Baurick about a controversial plan to build an airport inside Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge. After undergoing a multimillion-dollar restoration, the south Jefferson Parish refuge teems with birds and other wildlife, including several threatened species. It came as a shock to many conservationists that the state had signed off on an idea to put an airport on protected habitat. 



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Le Show For The Week Of October 7, 2018

This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us News of 15,000 Princes, News of Inspector’s General, News of the Atom, News of the Warm, The Appresidentice, Apologies of the Week, and a tribute to Geoff Emerick, The Beatles’ audio engineer.

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The Reading Life with Ellen Hart and Marcie Rendon

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with the 2018 winners of the Diana Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction. Ellen Hart, whose most recent book in the Jane Lawless series is “A Whisper of Bones,” is the winner for the Pinckley Prize for a Distinguished Body of Work. We’ll also hear from Marcie Rendon, winner of the Prize for Debut Novel, for her book “Murder on the Red River.” Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week: Journalist Martin Fletcher discusses and signs “The Promised...

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How prepared is New Orleans for the challenges that climate change will bring in coming years? WWNO and The Lens explore this question with a special series.

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New Orleans’ source for 24-hour classical music.


*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.


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.