THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life With Nancy Isenberg And Megan Abbott

This week on The Reading Life: LSU historian Nancy Isenberg, author of the bestseller,White Trash: The 400 Year Untold History of Class in America, and Megan Abbott, whose novel about a young gymnast with Olympic hopes, You Will Know Me, is topping the list of summer must-reads. Also, Susan will review some cold books for the summer heat.
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'12 Days In July: Our Shared Tragedy' - The Dallas/Baton Rouge Conversation

On July 5, Alton Sterling was killed by police officers in Baton Rouge. Two days later in downtown Dallas, at the end of a peaceful protest against the police killings of Sterling and other black men, a lone shooter gunned down five police officers.
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Sun-Powered Airplane Completes Historic Trip Around The World

The trip had mechanical setbacks, and the plane's average speed would be legal on many American streets. But when the Solar Impulse aircraft touched down in Abu Dhabi in the early morning darkness Tuesday, it successfully completed a round-the-world voyage using only solar power.Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg took turns flying the single-seat aircraft that began its trip on March 9 of 2015, flying more than 26,700 miles in a total of 17 stages (23 days) as they soared...
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Vessel is a new restaurant in an old New Orleans church.
Ian McNulty

It seems like any building with enough room for a kitchen hood and a few tables is liable to be drafted into the growing ranks of eateries in New Orleans these days, nevermind its original purpose or design. In Mid-City, however, one of the dining scene’s newest additions has taken up residence in what has long been a distinguished New Orleans hybrid.

Vessel opened recently in the old church on Iberville Street that for nearly 30 years was home to Christian's Restaurant, and which later had a stint as the restaurant Redemption.

Out to Lunch, with Peter Ricchiuti.
Cheryl DalPozzal / It's New Orleans

The term "Renaissance Man" - not surprisingly - comes from the renaissance. A period of history where the possibilities for self-expression flourished. Today the term has come to refer to a person who is not only capable of doing a number of tasks, but who’s able to excel at all of them.

Peter Ricchiuti's guests on Out to Lunch today are New Orleans business renaissance men, and women.

NOLA Project
Jeremy Blum

As we submerge ourselves into the depths of deep summer, New Orleanians must adapt in certain ways to stay copacetic. For Andrew Larimer, a founding member of the NOLA Project Theatre Company, that means staging his play, Exterior. Pool - Night in -- you guessed it -- a swimming pool. A work of immersive theater, the play takes place in and around the Aloft New Orleans Downtown Hotel, beginning and ending on the pool deck. NolaVie's Brian Friedman spoke with Andrew to find out what went into the play's unique production.  

Tripod New Orleans @300 revisits the UpStairs Lounge Fire in the wake of last month’s Orlando Pulse Night Club shooting.

In 1973, Clayton Delery-Edwards was living just outside New Orleans in Metairie, going to high school and- as he puts it - wrestling with "the G question."

“You know by that point I figured out what it was, and I still wasn't sure how it was done, but I knew what it was.”

Clayton’s talking about being gay.

On July 5, Alton Sterling was killed by police officers in Baton Rouge. Two days later in downtown Dallas, at the end of a peaceful protest against the police killings of Sterling and other black men, a lone shooter gunned down five police officers.

This week on Inside the Arts, FestiGals, the summer weekend getaway for women kicks off Downtown. We talk with spokeswoman Sandra Dartus.

Then, a heads up for design aficionados. We explore minimalism in the New Orleans Museum of Art's new exhibit, The Essence of Things - Design and the Art of Reduction: An Exhibition of the Vitra Design Museum.

And, we round out with the adventures of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn as Summer Lyric Theater at Tulane closes its season with the Tony Award winning musical Big River.

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Grandma's Books'

Jul 26, 2016
Jess Pinkham / Bring Your Own

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

This week on The Reading Life: LSU historian Nancy Isenberg, author of the bestseller,White Trash: The 400 Year Untold History of Class in America, and Megan Abbott, whose novel about a young gymnast with Olympic hopes, You Will Know Me, is topping the list of summer must-reads. Also, Susan will review some cold books for the summer heat.

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This year NPR News and PBS NewsHour are teaming up to offer Special Coverage of the 2016 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION 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.

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Join Us For Special Coverage Of The Democratic National Convention From NPR And PBS

This year NPR News and PBS NewsHour are teaming up to offer Special Coverage of the 2016 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION 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.
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LE SHOW

Harry Shearer

Le Show For The Week Of July 24, 2016

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer gets a phone call from Donald J. Trump, Keeping Up with the Murdochs, Our Freedom-Loving Friends, Let Us Try, The Apologies of the Week, News of the Olympic Movement, News of the Atom, and more!
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