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Cokie Roberts Remembered In Washington, D.C., Funeral

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Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts is being remembered in a funeral mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, DC. She died on Tuesday at the age of 75. Live video coverage from NPR begins at 9 a.m. CT Saturday.

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New Orleans students called for action ahead of UN climate talks in New York.
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Youth all over the world walked out of school Friday to call for action on climate change, ahead of the United Nations climate talks in New York next week. Students in New Orleans were among those participating in the "Youth Climate Strike."

The Voice Of The Saints: Jim Henderson's Oral History

Sep 20, 2019
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Most diehard Saints fans have their own list of unforgettable moments associated with the team, whether it’s the first game after Katrina, or the Saints’ Super Bowl win back in 2010. Jim Henderson’s voice fills the background of countless Saints memories. He was the Saints’ announcer for decades. In this edition of NOLA Life Stories, Mr. Henderson shares his own unforgettable moments from his career, including the day he got to call a winning Super Bowl.

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American Routes

After Aretha Franklin signed with Atlantic Records in 1967, producer Jerry Wexler brought her to record in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Known for its local recording studios, including FAME and Muscle Shoals Sound, the Tennessee River town produced many hits and allowed the black and white music worlds to coalesce.  In 1967, Aretha recorded her first big hit, “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)” at FAME studios, but all did not go smoothly. Studio guitarist Jimmy Johnson tells the story. 

 

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Givonna Joseph and her New Orleans-based troupe, OperaCréole, tackle some of opera's most challenging works with gusto, including early compositions written by free people of color in the United States and Europe. So, in addition to Bizet and Puccini and Verdi and Gershwin, OperaCréole gives full attention to composers Andre Ernest Gretry, Edmond Dede, Lucien Lambert and Samuel Snaer, among others.

In doing so, OperaCréole is continuing one of the nation's longest running opera traditions. New Orleans was home to North America's first opera house.

A driver for BCH Services Group left several students with a neighbor, after getting in an accident Monday.
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Parents at Mary McLeod Bethune Charter School have been frustrated for weeks with the school’s unpredictable bus service. Now, the school says, a bus driver left several children at the scene of an accident Monday.

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After big floods like those in 2016 that inundated many homes in the Baton Rouge-area and beyond, sometimes a home buyout is the right choice. People whose homes have flooded multiple times can get money from the federal government to relocate to safer ground. But a new report from an environmental advocacy group finds that those buyouts can take a long time.

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Those calliope-playing Mississippi riverboats will soon be carrying more than passengers. Scientists are preparing to attach monitors to some boats in an effort to gather more data on the river's water quality.

This week on Inside the Arts, internationally renowned artist Lonnie Holley is among five contemporary sculptors whose work will be installed next week in the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by the Helis Foundation and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.  William Andrews is the executive director of the Ogden Museum. He joins us for a chat.

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Politicians, newsmakers, and members of the media have been reflecting on the life of Cokie Roberts after news that she passed away Tuesday morning due to complications from complications with breast cancer. Roberts was a native New Orleanian, reporter, news anchor, and commentator for several news outlets during a long career in media. She was also the daughter of Louisiana politicians Lindy and Hale Boggs.

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