A new state report showing how well students are progressing shows less than half of Louisiana students are on track to master important skills and knowledge.
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Less Than Half Of Louisiana Students On-Track To Master Skills, New State Report Says

Less than half of Louisiana students are on track to master important math, reading and writing skills, according to a new report from the Louisiana Department of Education.

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Culture Collision 10 @ The CAC on Wednesday, August 29!

Over 85 Local Arts & Nonprofit Organizations Culture Collision is dedicated to fostering all of the nonprofit performing and visual arts organizations in the New Orleans metro-area. Join us Wednesday, August 29, at our 10th annual event!

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Political Strategists Weigh In On McGahn Stepping Down, Tuesday's Primary Results

White House counsel Don McGahn announced Wednesday hell be stepping down this fall. Also, following the death of Sen. John McCain Saturday, primaries were held Tuesday in Arizona, Oklahoma and Florida. Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons ( @JamalSimmons )  and Republican strategist Alice Stewart ( @alicetweet ) join Here & Nows Robin Young and Lisa Mullins to discuss the latest in politics. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit

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Ira Glass and "This American Life" come to the big screen.

The 39th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival opens with treats for all the senses!

Project "Sync-Up" is a new economic initiative to help Louisiana's musicians.

The Sharks and the Jets rumble in the New Orleans Opera's production of Leonard Bernstein's classic American musical.

Lionel Hampton Honored

Apr 18, 2008

Late jazz great Lionel Hampton to be honored Saturday at the Ogden Museum.

Chef Stacey Meyer reviews Gimchee Korean Restaurant in Metairie.

Diane Mack interviews Playwright Eve Ensler, author of "The Vagina Monologues".

Amanda McBroom performs "The Rose" and other original works at Le Chat Noir.

The 22nd annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival starts Wednesday, 3/26/2008.

The Neighborhood Gallery celebrates it's 20th anniversary with the retrospective exhibit "Then and Now."



Harry Shearer
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Le Show For The Week Of August 26, 2018

This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us What the Frack, News of the Godly, News of Smart Houses, News of Inspector’s General, News of Microplastics, News of the Olympic Movement, The Appresidentice, News of the Atom, The Apologies of the Week and, to commemorate his 100th birthday, musical selections from Leonard Bernstein.

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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.


The Reading Life with Frank Perez and Howard Philips Smith

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Frank Perez (2018 Southern Decadence Grand Marshal) and Howard Philips Smith about their new book, “Southern Decadence in New Orleans," a history of the long-running LGBTQ Labor Day celebration.

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Poppy at Slow Foods Nations
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Louisiana Eats: When Chefs And Anarchists Meet — Slow Food Nations Denver

On this week's show, we're bringing listeners along to Slow Food Nations 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The event celebrates slow and sustainable food systems through summits, workshops, and a street festival.

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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.