Arts & Culture

Harry Shearer
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This week on Le Show Harry brings us News of Birds, News of Smart Houses, News of the Warm, News of the Atom, thoughts on the DNC & RNC, The Appresidentice, The Apologies of the Week, and another song from The Many Moods of Donald Trump.

Susan Larson talks with Eric Jay Dolin, whose new book is “A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes.” We’ll also hear from Sandy Rosenthal, founder of the group,, whose new book is “Words Whispered in Water: Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina.”


Irma Thomas
American Routes

This is American Routes, fifteen years after the storm and flood that left 80% of New Orleans underwater. We’re still rebuilding. Many New Orleanians haven’t come back; areas of the city remain empty, and musical leaders and recovery advocates like Dr. John and Allen Toussaint have passed. Some things have changed for the better, but we still remember what it was like before the storm. New Orleans soul singer Irma Thomas was among many who lost everything to Katrina: her home and her beloved nightclub, the Lion’s Den.

photo courtesy of JAMNOLA

A unique pop-up arts experience, some ten years in the making is now a reality.  JAMNOLA, is an immersive experience in New Orleans culture.  Jonny Liss is co-founder of JAMNOLA.  He joins us by phone.  

The Reading Life: Ted Jackson

Aug 24, 2020

Susan Larson talks with photojournalist Ted Jackson, author of "You Ought to Do a Story About Me: Addiction, an
Unlikely Friendship, and the Endless Quest for Redemption."