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New Orleans City Planning Commission

Bywater Development Would Create Affordable Housing, But Raises Questions

The Housing Authority of New Orleans is proposing a new affordable housing project on land it owns in the Bywater. The development would have 150 units, 90 of which would be rented at affordable prices. A Texas-based real estate company called ITEX would build and manage the new property in return for subsidies and tax credits.

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ARTS & CULTURE

Dancing Grounds

Young Dance Troupe Confronts Gentrification And Displacement

Simply the word gentrification is enough to spark heated debate, especially in a city as steeped in history and as fiercely loyal to its neighborhoods as New Orleans. A young dance troupe is addressing the issue in a singular way. NolaVie’s Brian Friedman invited Jeremy Guyton, youth program director for Dancing Grounds , as well as Akelah Sabreen, a student in the program, into the studio to discuss their upcoming festival, which is called Dance for Social Change. Visit ViaNolaVie for a...

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How Admissions Really Work: If The College Admissions Scandal Shocked You, Read This

The fallout — and fascination — continue from the massive college admissions scandal . The University of Southern California has "placed holds on the accounts of students who may be associated with the alleged admissions scheme," the school said in a statement on its website. And lawmakers in Congress have already introduced legislation aimed at leveling the playing field for college students. But many of college students say they aren't surprised by the the scheme that involved bribing...

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New Orleans Mayoral Race Down to Two

Apr 23, 2006

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Taking Exception to Nagin Speaking for God

Feb 1, 2006

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Lost in Ray Nagin's 'Chocolate City' Shuffle

Jan 19, 2006

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In New Orleans at an event earlier this week honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, the city's mayor, Ray Nagin said this, welcoming residents back to a chocolate city.

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Ray Nagin: Running a Rundown City

Nov 17, 2005

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Nagin Holds Meeting for Displaced New Orleanians

Nov 8, 2005

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Le Show For The Week Of March 17, 2019

On this edition of Le Show Harry Shearer bring us an interview with Pultizer Prize-winning environmental journalist, Bob Marshall.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with Albert Woodfox

This week on The Reading Life: New Orleans native Albert Woodfox, author of “Solitary: My Journey of Transformation and Hope.” He is the last of the group known as the Angola 3 to be released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. This memoir describes his early life, as well as how he survived more than four decades in solitary confinement, more than any other incarcerated man in America.

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FOOD & DINING

Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: In New Orleans, a Toast to the Gift of Irish Hospitality

Confession time: I’m Irish, I obsess over food and I have long envied the relationship my Italian friends have with their culinary heritage. This always comes to a boil in March, with St. Patrick’s Day and St. Joseph’s Day essentially running together.

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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.
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.