Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show: Trump Calls In and Meredith Vouches for Him, News of the Warm, Our Freedom-Loving Friends, News from Outside the Bubble, News of the Atom, The Apologies of the Week, and more!

The first recording of the music of the medieval German Benedictine Abbess, Hildegard of Bingen, is performed by the ensemble Sequentia on this Continuum. The ensemble continued to record all of the music of the Abbess during the next decade with a collection of music about Saints, ending their project in 1998, the year celebrating Hildegard's 900th birthday - hence, the first and last. Recordings used are: Hildegard von Bingen (Sequentia) - Musical Heritage Society 513813H, Saints (Sequentia) - BMG Classics 0547277378 2.


As the presidential race gobbles up news time and headlines ahead of next month’s election, legal advocates in New Orleans want to highlight the importance of two local judicial races.

Each week, American Routes Shortcuts offers a sneak peek into the upcoming program. Today, host Nick Spitzer sits down with soul legend Booker T Jones to talk about writing instrumental hits, growing up in Memphis and how he got his start with Stax Records.

NS: What is it that leads you to get into the studio and actually start working with performers at Stax?

Jesse Hardman / WWNO

This week on All Things New Orleans, the Listening Post team asks local voters about the upcoming election and looks at the fate of 70,000 ineligible Louisiana voters. Tegan Wendland visits a new waterfront research center near the Port of New Orleans. Plus, Farrar Hudkins reflects on his 16 years as a WWNO announcer and classical music programmer.

The new Saturday location of the Crescent City Farmers Market is at 750 Carondelet St.
Ian McNulty

Around the world, you find farmers markets in historic halls of iron and glass and in leafy, bucolic town squares.

For 21 years, we found the Saturday version of the Crescent City Farmers Market in a small corner parking lot in downtown New Orleans. Normally it was a utilitarian space. But for one day each week it came alive, animated by the energy of people and food and hand-to-hand commerce. 

Well now, the Crescent City Farmers Market is out to create that organic ambiance all over again at a new location. That’s because the Saturday market has moved to corner of Carondelet and Julia streets in downtown New Orleans.

Out To Lunch: Wood

Oct 13, 2016
Out to Lunch, with Peter Ricchiuti.
Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

In the new New Orleans economy we’re used to hearing success stories about exciting new tech businesses that make apps for your phone and other products that couldn’t have even existed a few years ago.

Alongside all this tech wizardry there are folks who are making things the old fashioned way – with hammers, nails and glue.

New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra

While spring festival season in Louisiana is pretty much a given at this point, the fall is turning out to be an especially busy time for classical and orchestral music. The New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra, or NOVO, is among many of the city’s classical music organizations hard at work preparing for the fall concert season. To hear more about NOVO, David Benedetto spoke with Chris Bergeron, the Orchestra’s co-founder and conductor. 

Despite stubbornly high crime rates, the New Orleans Police Department is getting high marks from residents. The New Orleans Crime Coalition survey shows 64 percent of residents are satisfied with department efforts.

Photo Credit: Jose Luiz Pederneiras

This week on Inside the Arts, the New Orleans Film Festival kicks off in venues across the city. Executive Director Jolene Pinder joins us.

 Then, Sarah Silverman headlines the Hell Yes Fest. The annual comedy festival is in full swing in the Crescent City. We catch up with founder Chris Trew. And,  Grupo Corpo, Brazil's premier contemporary dance company returns to New Orleans for its  40th Anniversary. Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.