Arts & Culture

Harry Shearer
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This week on Le Show Harry brings us It’s A Smart World, Dominion, News of Microplastics, News of the Warm, The Apologies of the Week, excerpts from President Trump’s cognitive tests, original music and more.

Mark Samuels, the founder of Basin Street Records, has survived great personal tragedy. He lost his wife in a car accident in 2000 and then his home to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Mark was in the energy business when the idea to start a label emerged. His brother asked him to put together a jazz performance for a conference. One of the players Samuels reached out to was trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, beginning with a 1997 live recording of Kermit at New Orleans’ Tipitina’s club.

 

 

In this BookMark, Susan Larson talks with photographer David Spielman about capturing the distinctive images in his new book, "New Orleans Portrayed."

 

"While we wait for the return of The Reading Life later this summer, here's a BookMark from host Susan Larson, catching up with New Orleans mystery writer C.S. Harris, author of "Who Speaks for the Damned."

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer / Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show Harry brings us an interview with Greg Mitchell, author of The Beginning or The End. His book examines the post-war film of the same name which fictionalizes the construction and deployment of the Atomic Bomb. He also brings us News of the Atom, The Apologies of the Week, great music and more.

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