Ian McNulty

The menu at Brigtsen’s Restaurant has always told stories. Between the brown butter, bright remoulade and smoky gumbo you can read the heritage of Louisiana food, the evolution of the modern New Orleans restaurant and friendships reaching back generations. Right now, the menu at Brigtsen‘s also tells a story of our times, all packed for takeout.


The latest forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts there could be a record-breaking number of hurricanes this year.


More than 4,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Louisiana, six months into the still-raging coronavirus pandemic.

NPR and its member stations are creating an innovative system of regional news hubs designed to reshape the journalism landscape — and we’re building one of the first hubs in the Gulf states. 

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When Gov. John Bel Edwards closed schools last March, educators were wholly unprepared to transition to online learning. Many students lacked computer and internet access, forcing schools to rely on printed packets focused on core subjects such as math and reading.