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It’s Carnival time in New Orleans, and that means that throw season has arrived. Throw as in the noun, a throw, not the verb, to throw. We’re talking about that time of year when revelers raise their arms in supplication for trinkets tossed from passing Mardi Gras parade floats.

Unwanted or broken Mardi Gras cups can be thrown in with your regular recycling.
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State and federal agencies will provide back up for New Orleans police and city departments heading into this year’s Carnival season. 

American Routes Shortcuts: Michael Cuscuna

Feb 14, 2020
Michael Cuscuna
American Routes

Our guest knows something of the mystical appeal of records; he's been a deejay in underground radio and a record producer in blues, jazz, and pop.  For many years Michael Cuscuna has dug deep in the vaults of record companies like Blue Note and Atlantic to put out specially designed and remastered collections of great jazz.  In 1982, he teamed up with Charlie Lourie to found Mosaic Records, which is part of the Blue Note Label Group.  Mosaic continues to be a front-runner in reissues, specializing in limited edition, mail-order-box sets.  Michael Cuscuna told us how he got the idea to s

Federal judges at the Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals hear oral arguments Wednesday, Feburary 5th, in a lawsuit filed against Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's use of fake subpoenas to compel witnesses to meet with prosecutors.
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Host Karl Lengel presents the top local news stories as aired by New Orleans Public Radio during All Things Considered.

Ian McNulty

Valentine’s Day might be our most manipulative holiday. I say it’s high time we start manipulating it back and take the day on our own terms.

Tegan Wendland

A restoration project that has been on the books for 20 years finally got funding Wednesday. The state will soon break ground on the Maurepas Swamp diversion.

A photo from a 2017 LDEQ report showing an unsecured asbestos containment area at Lafayette Academy Charter School.
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

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

This adorable pup made an appearance at the Barkus parade in 2019.
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The closer we get to Mardi Gras Day, the denser the parade schedule becomes. Lucky us! 

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

A seventh-grader's investigation promtped the Orleans Parish School Board to test his school's water for lead.
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Louisiana groundwater levels are declining faster than they are being replenished.

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