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The Reading Life With Michael Tisserand

This week on The Reading Life: Michael Tisserand, author of Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White, a biography of the New Orleans native who was the creator of Krazy Kat.
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Ed Piglia and Poppy Tooker at Ed's warehouse filled with New Orleans memorabilia.
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Collection Or Obsession? Louisiana Eats Explores The World Of Culinary Collecting

On this week’s show, we spend a day in the life of Louisiana’s most fascinating culinary collectors. We begin in the French Quarter at Lucullus Antiques, where owner Patrick Dunne takes us into the mind of a collector and describes his favorite hidden gems of the culinary collecting world.
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Supreme Court Upholds Hurricane Katrina Fraud Verdict Against State Farm

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a jury verdict finding that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. defrauded the federal government after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005.In the years before the hurricane, State Farm issued both federal government-backed flood insurance policies and general homeowners policies. After the hurricane, the company ordered its claims adjusters to misclassify wind damage as flood damage to shift liability to the government and spare the insurance company's...
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The state is working hard to protect its’ disappearing coast - officials have come up with all sorts of solutions, from planting marshes to building levees. Some of these techniques are tried and tested - we know what happens when we build a levee. But in the state’s haste to do everything it can to save the coast, some of its approaches are a little more experimental.

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This week on Inside the Arts, a rainbow will transform the night sky as the Arts Council's LUNA Fête 2016 kicks off this week.  Arts Council president Nick Stillman joins us.

Then, Uptown the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans presents a musical celebration of Hanukkah, with a rare performance of Handel's oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus.  Symphony Chorus music director Steven Edwards stops by for a chat. 

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a jury verdict finding that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. defrauded the federal government after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005.

In the years before the hurricane, State Farm issued both federal government-backed flood insurance policies and general homeowners policies. After the hurricane, the company ordered its claims adjusters to misclassify wind damage as flood damage to shift liability to the government and spare the insurance company's coffers.

This week on The Reading Life:  Michael Tisserand, author of Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White, a biography of the New Orleans native who was the creator of Krazy Kat.

Xavier University has announced a new program, designed to get more local teachers and teachers of color into charter schools.

The Norman C. Francis Teacher Residency is the first-ever such partnership between charter operators and a historically black university.

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Janae Pierre.
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WWNO 89.9 FM has hired New Orleans radio personality Janae Pierre as the station’s new local host of the NPR weekday afternoon news program, All Things Considered. In this role, Ms. Pierre oversees the program’s local broadcast, coordinating its NPR elements with local weather, traffic, underwriting announcements, newscasts and news features.

Now through December 7th, FEMA is offering free rebuilding information at three hardware stores in the Greater Baton Rouge area.

Mitigation experts will be available to answer questions about repairing and rebuilding homes to make them stronger and safer.

Stop in between 8am and 6pm to visit the FEMA outreach table at the following locations:

Price Building Materials 7835 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge

The Home Depot 2255 Home Depot Drive, Denham Springs

The Home Depot 6600 Main St, Zachary

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings a new episode of The Appresidentice, plus Mr. Goldman and Mr. Sachs, The Internet of Things, News of the Warm, Read the Trades, The Apologies of the Week, and more!

Continuum presents a program devoted to early music performed by the famous Clemencic Consort. Founded in 1967 by Rene Clemencic, Austrian composer, recorder player, harpsichordist, conductor and clavichord player, they have produced over 100 records and CDs. You’ll hear excerpts from four of these historically outstanding recordings including the Roman de Fauvel and the Cantigas de Santa Maria. Recordings used are: Carmina Burana - OEHMS OC 635, and Troubadours - Cantigas de Santa Maria I&II - Harmonia Mundi France HMX 2901524 & 2901525.

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WWNO Welcomes Janae Pierre As New Host Of All Things Considered

WWNO 89.9 FM has hired New Orleans radio personality Janae Pierre as the station’s new local host of the NPR weekday afternoon news program, All Things Considered. In this role, Ms. Pierre oversees the program’s local broadcast, coordinating its NPR elements with local weather, traffic, underwriting announcements, newscasts and news features.
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Le Show For The Week Of Nov. 27, 2016

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: Donald Trump Visits CPR, Waterboarding USA, Let Us Try, What the Frack, News of the Olympic Movement, News of Bad Banks, The Apologies of the Week, News of the Warm, and more!
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