COASTAL DESK

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Coastal News Roundup: Lawmakers Get In Bar Fight Over Coastal Restoration, And More

This week on the Coastal News Roundup, the state gets more money to figure out how to stop the invasive bug killing the coastal marsh. Plus, two state legislators get into bar fight over coastal restoration. Tristan Baurick from Nola.com/The Times-Picayune breaks down the week in coastal news with WWNO’s Travis Lux.

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CAPITOL ACCESS

With Regular Session Winding Down, House Approves Senate Changes To Budget

The Louisiana Legislature has sent a state budget for next year to Gov. John Bel Edwards' desk. But, as of Wednesday, the Governor said he doesn’t support the bill with nearly $650 million in cuts.

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A Royal Wedding With Global Allure: Our Photo Album

It was a royal event like no other: People, royal invitees and journalists from around the world have gathered in what it is not only a British and American affair, but a global one. Interests and love transcends all borders and this union is the best representation of it. We will be updating this album throughout the day. Here some of the most precious moments: Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Victor Harris, Rachel Breunlin, and JeffreyEhrenreich, creators of the beautiful book, “Fire in the Hole: The Spirit Work of Fi-Yi-Yi and the Mandingo Warriors.”

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This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer interviews  Orange County Register sports enterprise/investigative reporter, Scott Reid, about abuses at USA Swimming.  Also: News of the Olympic Movement, The Apologies of the Week, and new song from Derek Smalls,  and the Le Show Torture Playlist.

Continuum this week presents part two of a program devoted to music from Ottaviano Petrucci's historic music publication, "Harmonice Musices Odhecaton," the first printed sheet music document, published in 1501. Petrucci (1466-1530) was the first to publish a collection of printed music of the period using movable type. Included in the selections are chansons, frottole, popular Italian dances & sacred music from that printed collection. Recordings used are: Petrucci - The First Printer of Music (N.Y. Pro Musica) - Copy of LP Decca DL 79435 and Praetorious / Susato (N.Y.

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The Capitol Access Recap is your weekly review of what happened in the state Legislature.

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This week on the Coastal News Roundup, the state gets more money to figure out how to stop the invasive bug killing the coastal marsh. Plus, two state legislators get into bar fight over coastal restoration.

 

Tristan Baurick from Nola.com/The Times-Picayune breaks down the week in coastal news with WWNO’s Travis Lux.

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans our education reporter, Jess Clark, chats with author Walter C. Stern about his new book "Race and Education in New Orleans". Then, we'll discuss the medical marijuana program in Texas with Morris Denton, CEO of Compassionate Cultivation

And later, Jessica Rosgaard checks in with Cityscapes columnist Richard Campanella. 

You may have already heard that our local All Things Considered host, Janae Pierre, is leaving for a new job with WBHM in Birmingham, Alabama.  We on the staff of New Orleans Public Radio have known about her impending departure for awhile, but we are all so sad to see her go that we’ve each avoided stepping up to write her “going away” story.  Now, however, we can avoid it no longer!

The Singing District Attorney: An Oral History

May 18, 2018
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The family and friends of the famous usually find themselves watching in the wings, but not Harry Connick Sr. Once the district attorney for Orleans Parish, Mr. Connick Sr. found a new kind of spotlight when his son, Harry Connick Jr. began inviting him onstage at shows around the country. This NOLA Life Stories interview with Harry Connick Sr. looks back at a few of those moments.

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Hurricane season is just around the corner. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says the city is ready, but now it's time for residents to ready themselves.

"With two weeks to go before June 1, I'm urging our citizens to take action and take their response very, very seriously," Cantrell said.

American Routes Shortcuts: Robert Finley

May 18, 2018
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American Routes

At 65 years old, Robert Finley is finally getting his due. After serving in an Army band, working as a carpenter, and busking, Robert’s talents were discovered in 2015 by Music Maker Relief Foundation. He released a debut album, “Age Don’t Mean a Thing.” He later connected with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, who produced the next one, “Goin’ Platinum.” Robert Finley took us back to his youth in Winnsboro, Louisiana.

Robert Finley: My dad was a sharecropper so I picked my share of cotton. You know, we were poor but we didn’t know it. It was a happy poor.

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LE SHOW

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Le Show For The Week Of May 13, 2018

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings us News of the Atom, Mar a Lago Diet Ad Parody, News of the Godly, News From Outside the Bubble, "Spooky Gina" parody song, World of Microplastics, Apologies of the Week, plus original music selections from Harry, and more.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life With Jessica Peterson And Yuka Petz - And Whitney Stewart

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with book artists Jessica Peterson and Yuka Petz about the upcoming opening of the Artist Book Collection at Paper Machine, 6330 St. Claude. It's a wonderful collection of rare and gorgeous books that opens to the public May 19 from 1-3:30.

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FOOD & DINING

A Louisiana crawfish boil is a hands-on affair. Keep those cell phones in your pocket.
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Where Y’Eat: At Crawfish Boils, Cell Phone Fixation Finally Takes a Breather

Crawfish give us so much. Good flavor, an excuse to gather, a chance to bask in the seasonal food glories of south Louisiana. Well, I’m adding one more blessing to the pile – a crawfish boil creates a temporary sanctuary from the cell phone.

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