This week on the Coastal News Roundup: the hotly contested Bayou Bridge Pipeline is finally complete. Plus, an update on two environmental lawsuits. WWNO’s Travis Lux got all the details from Sara Sneath, environment reporter for NOLA.com | The Times Picayune.
ARTS & CULTURE
Blues brothers and sibling rivals, Syl and Jimmy Johnson migrated north from Holly Springs, Mississippi in search of a better life. Because of finances, they left separately for Chicago with older brother Jimmy taking the lead. In the Windy City, the Johnsons found themselves at the heart of an electrical storm, powered by factory jobs and the amplified sounds of Muddy Waters, Junior Wells and Magic Sam.
Two Supreme Court decisions just hours before a scheduled execution. Two decisions just seven weeks apart. Two decisions on the same issue. Except that in one, a Muslim was put to death without his imam allowed with him in the execution chamber, and in the other, a Buddhist's execution was temporarily halted because his Buddhist minister was denied the same right. The two apparently conflicting decisions are so puzzling that even the lawyers are scratching their heads and offering...
This week, Susan talks with New Orleans writer Samantha Downing, author of the chilling new thriller, “My Lovely Wife,” the story of a married couple who spice up their love life with serial killing. And we hear from University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop graduate Bryan Washington, author of the brilliant new short story collection, “Lot.” Both will be in attendance at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival March 27-31.