COASTAL DESK

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Coastal News Roundup: So Many Lawsuits

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.

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ARTS & CULTURE

Syl and Jimmy Johnson
American Routes

American Routes Shortcuts: Syl and Jimmy Johnson

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.

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Supreme Court Sees 2 Similar Death Penalty Questions Very Differently

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...

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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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Coming up, we'll hear more about efforts to rebuild after last month's major earthquake in Pakistan.

Nagin Holds Meeting for Displaced New Orleanians

Nov 8, 2005

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LE SHOW

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Le Show For The Week Of March 31, 2019

Harry returns for a trip abroad with News of the Warm, News of Bees, News of the Godly, News of the Olympic Movement, Let Us Try, Karzai Talk, The Apologies of the Week, plus original music and more on this week's episode of Le Show .

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with Samantha Downing and Bryan Washington

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.

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FOOD & DINING

Poppy Visits the Remedy Room
Joe Shriner

Louisiana Eats: Partying With The Pros

Spring festival season is upon us, so on this week’s Louisiana Eats we’re going to get you ready to be the host—or hostess—with the mostess!

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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.