WHERE Y'EAT

Crawfish Monica is one of the classic tastes of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Ian McNulty

Where Y'Eat: For Jazz Fest Food, Old Favorites Rule The Roost

The food served up around the Fair Grounds each year at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival isn’t typical event food. It is specifically Jazz Fest food. It rarely changes and as a result Jazz Fest regulars anticipate and crave certain dishes each year as part of their festival experience.
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UNPRISONED: STORIES FROM THE SYSTEM

Cheryl Gerber / Unprisoned

These young New Orleans dancers want the police to know they are not a threat

In the last few years, powerful images of police interacting violently with African Americans -- usually men, or teenagers, or even children -- have been on the news, all over the world. In these images, black men are getting shot or choked or hauled away in handcuffs. There are others too, memorial photographs from happier times: of young boys with plump cheeks or wearing graduation caps. Photographs of Eric Garner, John Crawford, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, Laquan McDonald – the list goes on.
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NPR NEWS

In Houston, Pregnant Women And Their Doctors Weigh Risks Of Zika

As summer approaches, anxiety about Zika is growing in Gulf Coast states like Florida and Texas. The virus hasn't spread to mosquitoes in the region, and it may not, but experts are preparing nonetheless.And because Zika can cause birth defects in newborns, many women — and their doctors — are nervous. In the waiting room of the fertility clinic Houston IVF, patients are handed a map of Zika-affected countries, and asked to fill out a questionnaire."The first thing I'm discussing now is Zika,...
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Laurence Copel founded the Lower Ninth Ward’s free library and currently operates the city’s only functional book mobile. According to a 2015 report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 77 percent of fourth graders in Louisiana are not proficient in reading. Tyler Gillespie has this profile of Copel, whose work is focused on child literacy. She says some children in New Orleans face extreme disadvantages because of limited access to books.

Andy Hardman

Since it's Jazzfest, our Listening Post Questions of the Week are focusing on music and heritage in New Orleans. We asked: what music was playing in your home growing up? And...if you could pick one song to represent you, what would it be?

Crawfish Monica is one of the classic tastes of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Ian McNulty

The food served up around the Fair Grounds each year at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival isn’t typical event food. It is specifically Jazz Fest food. It rarely changes and as a result Jazz Fest regulars anticipate and crave certain dishes each year as part of their festival experience.

Phyllis Jordan and Wes Palmisano.
Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

  This edition of Out to Lunch is a fascinating view of New Orleans business that looks at the past, present and future of the city and surrounding economies with unusual insight. Host Peter Ricchiuti is joined by Phyllis Jordan and Wes Palmisano.

The House Education Committee approved a bill that would return all Recovery School District charters to the Orleans Parish School Board.

Under current law, charter schools can decide whether or not to move back once they've met certain benchmarks. The new legislation would require all schools to return, by 2019 at the latest. It would reunify the city's public school system, bringing 52 RSD charters back under local control.

The bill passed the House Education Committee 11 to 2 on Wednesday. Now it goes before the full House.

Street Economy: Poets For Hire

Apr 28, 2016
Sarah Holtz

In New Orleans, culture often transforms into economic transactions that happen on the street. In this episode of Street Economy – a series that documents what it's like to making a living on the streets of New Orleans - street poet Shannon takes us into the lives of the poets who create and exchange their work for what people are willing to pay for it. 

Amzie Adams' Quest For Identity

Apr 28, 2016
Historic New Orleans Collection

Call them whatever you want: hipsters or hippies, beatniks or punks, New Orleans has always been an attractive place for American bohemianism. But despite its laid back attitude, the people down here often think these subcultures threaten the way things are done. Amzie Adams encountered that kind of opposition when he moved here in the late 60’s, but then quickly found a way to participate in New Orleans’ culture. 

Cheryl Gerber / Unprisoned

In the last few years, powerful images of police interacting violently with African Americans -- usually men, or teenagers, or even children -- have been on the news, all over the world.

In these images, black men are getting shot or choked or hauled away in handcuffs. There are others too, memorial photographs from happier times: of young boys with plump cheeks or wearing graduation caps. Photographs of Eric Garner, John Crawford, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, Laquan McDonald – the list goes on.

Michael Guidry

Then, Jazz Fest kicks off weekend two.  We catch up with Louisiana nature painter Michael Guidry.

And, the Jazz and Heritage Foundation, the non-profit owner of Jazz Fest is offering entrepreneurs in the culinary arts, training and funding, with its Catapult grant program.

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This week on The Reading Life: William Geroux, author of  The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler’s U-Boats. And celebrating Jazzfest, we’ll also hear from Michael Murphy, the author of Hear Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Rich Musical Heritage and Lively Current Scene.

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Support WWNO On GiveNOLA Day!

GiveNOLA Day is something special - a full 24-hour giving extravaganza in support of the organizations that make this region strong! The online event is in its third year, and in its first two raised millions of dollars for New Orleans non-profits. When you give to WWNO, you help provide the funds we need to keep important programs on the air. So why wait to give on May 3? Because when you donate to WWNO during GiveNOLA Day, a portion of your gift is matched by a special Lagniappe fund.
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CLASSICAL MUSIC

Classical Music on WWNO

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

LE SHOW

Le Show For The Week Of Apr. 24, 2016

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer interviews economist James Galbraith. Plus News of the Olympic Movement, News of the Godly, The Apologies of the Week, and more!
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