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Karl Lengel

Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Harry Mayronne, Jr.

German dramatist Bertholt Brecht is in the air this February -- Southern Rep Theatre is presenting the first professional production of Ntozake Shange’s adaption of Brecht’s "Mother Courage and Her Children" since 1980, and cabaret performer Harry Mayronne, Jr. is joining up with last year’s BrechtFest team for an appearance at the Allways Lounge on the 112th anniversary of Brecht’s birthday.

Mayronne, in addition to his talents as a performer and pianist, is a puppeteer, and one of his marionettes, Bertholt Brecht, has performed at the Berliner Ensemble in Berlin.

On this episode of the Work of Art, Harry joined Karl Lengel to share his fascination with the extraordinary German dramatist.

This week on The Reading Life:  Susan talks with bestselling author Erica Spindler about her chilling new thriller, “The Look-Alike.”

Harry Shearer
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This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us News of Bees, News of Bad Banks, The Land of 15,000 Princes, News of the Olympic Movement, News of Nice Corps, Keeping Up With the Murdochs, The Apologies of the Week, plus original music and more.

This Continuum is a program primarily of music composed by King Henry VIII (1491-1547) of England and readings from his love letters to Ann Boleyn, his second wife and Queen of England from 1533 to 1536. Henry composed quite a lot of music during his lifetime. His most famous compositions are If Love Now Reigned, Helas Madame, Pastime With Good Company and Green Groweth The Holly, all heard on this program. Recordings used are: If Love Now Reigned (Isaak Ensemble Heidelberg) - Bayer Records BR 100132 CD and Music for Henry VIII (The Hilliard Ensemble) - Saga Classics SCD 9003.

Karl Lengel

Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Marco Castelli

Meryl Murman is a choreographer and filmmaker who made the bold decision to combine her disciplines into one art form. She creates dance films that explore improvisation and performance in places like New Orleans and Ukraine. Kelley Crawford invited Meryl into the studio for the latest installment in NolaVie’s ongoing series, Conversations With Artists.

 

Many Louisiana wetlands are no longer protected by federal environment regulations.
Jason Saul / WWNO

The Trump administration is rolling back environmental protections for wetlands and streams as outlined by the Water of the United States rule. The Environmental Protection Agency passed the rule under President Obama to enforce the Clean Water Act and shield more waterways from pollution.

Reporter Betsy Shepherd speaks with environmental law professor, Robert Verchick, about the local impacts of Trump’s new EPA standards. Verchick heads the liberal think tank Center for Progressive Reform.

American Routes Shortcuts: Tanya Tucker

Jan 24, 2020
Tanya Tucker
American Routes

When Tanya Tucker was just thirteen, she had something most teenagers couldn’t even imagine: a recording contract with Columbia Records and the studio guidance of Country’s leading producer: Billy Sherrill. In 2019, over 45 years later, Tanya returned to the studio with the help of singer Brandi Carlile to record While I’m Livin’, an album filled with songs that speak to her personal history. Tanya Tucker’s road to Nashville started in Wilcox, Arizona, where she lived with her parents.

Karl Lengel

Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

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