INSIDE THE ARTS

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Inside The Arts: NOLA Cache In National Black History Museum, Amistad Milestone, Pippin'

This week on Inside the Arts, two celebrations of African American History. The long awaited Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opened over the weekend in Washington D. C. We caught up with two New Orleanians who were among a select group invited for a sneak peek before the celebrated opening. Then, a little closer to home, the Amistad Research Center which houses historically important works documenting African American culture celebrates a golden...
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TRIPOD: NEW ORLEANS @ 300

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TriPod Mythbusters: Quadroon Balls And Plaçage

There is a common myth told about 19th-century New Orleans. It goes something like this: Imagine you’re in an elegant dance hall in New Orleans in the early 1800s. Looking around, you see a large group of white men and free women of color, who were at the time called quadroons, meaning they supposedly had ¼ African ancestry. The mothers play matchmakers, and introduce their daughters to these white men, who then ask their hand in a dance.
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China Completes Largest Radio Telescope In The World

The largest radio telescope in the world officially opened on Sunday, according to China's official Xinhua News.The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, is named after its diameter, which at 500 meters makes it 195 meters wider than the second largest telescope of its kind, the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.Xinhua reports the telescope cost $180 million, and displaced 8,000 people from their homes to create the necessary 3-mile radius of radio silence around the...
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This week on Inside the Arts, two celebrations of African American History. The long awaited Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opened over the weekend  in Washington D. C.  We caught up with two New Orleanians who were among a select group invited for a sneak peek before the celebrated opening.

This week on The Reading Life:  Whitney Stewart talks about tracking her family's history through World War II for "Feldpost: The War Letters of Reiner Niemann." We’ll also hear from Raymond Boudreau, who’s the guest coordinator of Contraflow VI, the fantasy and science fiction convention coming up this weekend with featured guest Ben Bova. And Susan reviews Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad."

Harry Shearer

This week, LeShow is LIVE from Kings Place for the London Podcast Festival with special musical guests Judith Owen and Lee Sklar.

This Continuum program presents three recorder concertos composed by three important contemporary English composers. They are: Richard Harvey, Sir Malcolm Arnold and Gordon Jacob.

Perhaps nothing tells the story of a kitchen better than the objects that live in it. On this week’s show, we’re bringing in a panel of experts for an education on culinary antiques and collectibles.

Charles Neville
American Routes

American Routes Shortcuts gives you a sneak peak into the upcoming American Routes episode and this week, it’s all about the saxophone. Host Nick Spitzer spoke with Charles Neville of the Neville brothers about spirituality, his neighborhood and his role models growing up in New Orleans.  For more from Charles Neville and other cosmic saxophones, tune into American Routes right here on WWNO, Saturday at 7 and Sunday at 6.

Fried chicken from McHardy's Chicken & Fixin' in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

Fried chicken gets people fired up, and I don’t just mean hungry. But why? I’ve done some digging, and some digging in, and I’ve found a few reasons, beyond the simple fact that it’s delicious.

The timing is important. Fried chicken is top of mind in New Orleans right now because this Sunday, Sept. 25, the new Fried Chicken Festival debuts downtown, in Lafayette Square. 

Kate Richardson

Right now, the Hispanic and Latino population in Baton Rouge is suffering with particular needs after the floods. Some of the problems are the same as those faced by Latino residents and workers after Katrina, and some are different. WWNO's "All Things New Orleans" asked Eduardo Courtade for insight on that situation, as well as other issues and events being talked about in the region's Spanish-speaking communities. He's Program Director for local stations Radio Tropical and La Fabulosa, which play music in addition to covering sports and news in Spanish.

Coming up on Inside the Arts, Funny Bones Improv Theater helps children heal with the gift of laughter.

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This week on Out to Lunch.
Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

Many of our greatest artists liked cocktails. Degas, Van Gogh, Manet, and many others spoke glowingly of the effect of alcohol on their work, and painted bottles, glasses, and folks drinking.

Peter entertains two of New Orleans' most innovative creative entrepreneurs on this Out to Lunch from Commander's Palace.

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LOUISIANA EATS!

Louisiana Eats: Treasures from the Table

Perhaps nothing tells the story of a kitchen better than the objects that live in it. On this week’s show, we’re bringing in a panel of experts for an education on culinary antiques and collectibles.
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CLASSICAL MUSIC

Classical Music on WWNO

Beautiful classical music, from traditional to contemporary, on Classical WWNO.

LE SHOW

Harry Shearer

Le Show For The Week Of Sept. 25, 2016

This week, LeShow is LIVE from Kings Place for the London Podcast Festival with special musical guests Judith Owen and Lee Sklar.
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