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This year NPR News and PBS NewsHour are teaming up to offer Special Coverage of the 2016 REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTIONS in collaboration, featuring one team of journalists and one broadcast, and designed to work for radio and television as well as for digital audiences. This approach is a first for public media. Monday through Thursday this week, beginning at 7 p.m. CT.

A church sign near the site of the shooting of six police officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday.
Jesse Hardman / WWNO

Governor John Bel Edwards and state and local law enforcement held a press conference Monday afternoon to provide details on their investigation into an attack on police officers on Sunday in Baton Rouge. Three officers were killed and three were wounded in the attack. The shooter was shot and killed on the scene.

Louisiana State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson, along with Gov. John Bel Edwards and Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden, update the media Sunday afternoon.
Jesse Hardman / WWNO

This is a developing situation, in which many reports may turn out to be wrong. Reporters and editors make every attempt to ensure the viability and accuracy of information, focusing on official sources and corroboration. This story will be continuously updated.

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: Donald Trump does not like mosquitoes, The New Iraq and "Trillion Dollar Bargain," Your Brain on the War on DrugsNews of the Olympic Movement, The Apologies of the Week, and more!

One of the major American early music ensembles, The Baltimore Consort, was founded in 1980. On this Continuum your'll hear a wide variety of excerpts from three of their CDs, featuring the female singer, Custer LaRue, who specializes in Renaissance music and traditional Folk music.

Poppy Tooker

On this week’s show, we’re inviting you to a midsummer barbecue for the ages! We’re traveling through country pithouses and urban kitchens in search of the best whole hog barbecue.

Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton and local leaders at funeral for Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge.
Jason Saul / WWNO

WWNO is covering the funeral of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge. Events open to the public begin 8 a.m. Friday, July 15, with the funeral expected to begin at 11 a.m. Expected guests include Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-New Orleans). The proceedings are being held at the F.G. Clark Center on the campus of Southern University.

Reaction to the deadly terror attack on the French City of Nice has registered in New Orleans. The French consul general was at a Bastille Day celebration as news of the attack was breaking.

The New Orleans coffee house Rue de la Course once had nine locations around the city and a loyal, widespread fan base.
Ian McNulty

Do you remember your first beer? How about your first sip of wine? I don't. The first brush with those pleasures must've happened casually, something introduced with a taste here or there.

But, the first taste of New Orleans coffee? For me, that stands out very clearly.

WWNO Sweeps New Orleans Press Club Radio Awards

Jul 14, 2016

89.9 WWNO -- New Orleans Public Radio swept the radio categories at the 2016 Press Club of New Orleans Excellence in Journalism Awards, held this past Saturday, July 9.

WWNO took home plaques for Best Radio Story for “Last Day at Lagniappe Academies,” a unique feature by producer Mallory Falk witnessing the final day of a Recovery School District school which had lost its charter; and for “Best Radio Show” for the 13-part feature series “Katrina: The Debris,” exploring the struggles and successes of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast 10 years after Hurricane Katrina.

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