Our series "Closing Costs" follows three New Orleans schools who lost their charters.
At Lagniappe Academies, some administrators tried to hide a lack of services for students with disabilities. The state and Recovery School District chose to close the school, which is a cluster of mobile classrooms in Tremé, rather than find a new operator.
The last day starts off in the cafeteria. Students perform the school chants and cheers one last time.
Pop songs alternate with the chants. Students dance, some with carefully choreographed dance routines.
It’s past the half-way mark in this year’s session of the state Legislature. One political expert sees a change in tone on the way.
So far the legislative action has been in House committees. Jeremy Alford, publisher of LA Politics Weekly, says the second half is being controlled by Senate lawmakers in a much different political situation than their colleagues chairing major House panels.
This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: A new Obama Slow Jam, Jet Plane Full of Loot, News of the Godly, Our Freedom-Loving Friends, News of the Olympic Movement, The Apologies of the Week, News of AFPAC, Let Us Try, News of the Warm, News of Secrets, and more!
Continuum this week will present a program of dances from medieval times to the present performed by a wandering minstrel ensemble called "Wolgemut."
The name is from an old German word meaning "being in a good mood." All of the dances feature early instruments such as bagpipes, rauschpfeife, recorders and medieval drums and percussion. The recording used is Danza - GEMA w-cd 003.
Author Andrew Lawler sits down with us on this week’s Louisiana Eats! to discuss Why Did The Chicken Cross The World, which is also the title of his new book. You’ll be amazed by the many ways that simple bird has impacted humanity over the ages. Even Queen Victoria gets into the act, with her fascination for fancy hybrid chickens helping to bring about the “chicken bubble.” Would you pay thousands of dollars for a clucker? Nineteenth century Europeans did!
You heard them meet and fall in love leading up to Prairie Home Companion’s visit in 2013. They are back!
Tune in all week and follow the couple as they explore just what it is that makes baby Veronica happy. Their new addition is the topic all week long during Morning Edition. Will baby Veronica ever meet her idol? Find out the answer to that question on Friday!