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7:29 am
Tue May 19, 2015

The Termite Swarms Are Back

Formosan termites.
masuti Shutterstock.com

For the next few weeks, Formosan termites can be seen swarming around street lights, business lights — even headlights. The annual mating season is under way.

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Education
5:09 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Closing Costs: The Last Day At Lagniappe Academies

Jen Pike-Vassell walks first grader Bre'Yelle to class on the last day at Lagniappe Academies.
Credit Mallory Falk / WWNO

 

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.

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WWNO
12:49 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

WWNO's Flash Drive is June 17 — donate for a chance to meet Wendell Pierce!

You can choose to attend the 7 p.m. closing performance on June 28 of BROTHERS FROM THE BOTTOM and attend an after-party with Wendell Pierce with your $375 donation to WWNO's Flash Drive!

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Latest News
8:50 am
Mon May 18, 2015

State Legislature Passes Half-Way Mark In Session

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.

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Coastal Desk
12:29 am
Mon May 18, 2015

An Art/Science Mashup Births 'Microscopic Sirens'

A screenshot of the a view under the microscope of the microorganisms existing in a water sample taken from Blind River.
Credit Tim McLean

What happens when you put an artist and a scientist in the same boat? The local artist residency ‘A Studio In The Woods’ aimed to find out, with their new fellowship "Flint and Steel: Cross-disciplinary Combustion". It matches artists with Tulane University faculty to explore social and environmental change through art.

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Le Show
12:00 pm
Sun May 17, 2015

Le Show For The Week Of May 17, 2015

Harry Shearer

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!

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Continuum
6:00 am
Sun May 17, 2015

Continuum: Danza

Wolgemut

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.

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Louisiana Eats!
12:14 pm
Sat May 16, 2015

Crawfish, Chicken And Cold Pop On Louisiana Eats!

Al Scramuzza, owner of Seafood City, holding his signature crawfish boil seasoning blend.
Credit Joe Shriner

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!

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WWNO
8:55 am
Fri May 15, 2015

The NPR Couple Is Back! Tune In All Week, Monday Thru Friday, On Morning Edition

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!

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Latest News
7:18 am
Fri May 15, 2015

New Orleans City Council Approves Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

The New Orleans City Council has approved a major revamp of the city’s zoning plan. The vote came after four years of meetings and several hours of last-minute debate.

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