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Tropical Storm Warning Lifted For New Orleans, But Threats Remain

The National Weather Service (NWS) lifted its tropical storm warning the the New Orleans metro area this morning. But Mayor Mitch Landrieu says we could still feel the storm’s effects. “We’re not in the clear yet,” he says. The city is still under a tornado watch until 7pm Wednesday, and the NWS expects three to six inches of additional rain over the next two days. If that rain falls in a very short amount of time, the city could experience localized flooding. Landrieu said the worst flooding...

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TriPod Goes To Haiti

In this edition of TriPod Xtras, host Laine Kaplan-Levenson sits down with WWNO’s Janae Pierre to talk about a recent trip to Haiti, the end of TriPod’s second season, and a look at season three. To see photos from Laine’s reporting trip to Haiti, follow TriPod on Instagram at @TriPodnola. You can also tweet your favorite episodes at @tripodnola, and we’ll re-air them this summer, and give you a special shoutout! New TriPod xtras will be released between season 2 and season 3, but on the...

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Heavy Rains And Flooding As Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall

Some coastal areas in Texas and Louisiana are under a tropical storm warning and forecasters are warning of potential heavy flooding as Tropical Storm Cindy moved inland from the Gulf of Mexico Thursday morning. Severe weather and flooding has already been reported over the last two days along the Gulf Coast. The storm made landfall early Thursday morning near the Texas/Louisiana border, according to the National Hurricane Center . The center predicts the storm will diminish to a tropical...

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Momma Tried

Theo Eliezer and Micah Learned of Momma Tried magazine are taking print media to a new level. Momma Tried is an interdisciplinary art project that you can literally hold in your hands. The magazine asks its readers to question, to experiment, and even to laugh at the world around us. Co-creators Theo Eliezer and Micah Learned joined NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford in the studio just before the release of their newest issue.

Andre Paultre

In this edition of TriPod Xtras, host Laine Kaplan-Levenson sits down with WWNO’s Janae Pierre to talk about a recent trip to Haiti, the end of TriPod’s second season, and a look at season three. To see photos from Laine’s reporting trip to Haiti, follow TriPod on Instagram at @TriPodnola. You can also tweet your favorite episodes at @tripodnola, and we’ll re-air them this summer, and give you a special shoutout! New TriPod xtras will be released between season 2 and season 3, but on the podcast only, so make sure you subscribe to the TriPod podcast wherever you get your podcasts. 

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Gaydreaming'

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

National Weather Service (NWS)

The National Weather Service (NWS) lifted its tropical storm warning the the New Orleans metro area this morning. But Mayor Mitch Landrieu says we could still feel the storm’s effects.

 

“We’re not in the clear yet,” he says.

 

The city is still under a tornado watch until 7pm Wednesday, and the NWS expects three to six inches of additional rain over the next two days.

 

If that rain falls in a very short amount of time, the city could experience localized flooding.

Photo Credit: Michael Polumbo

This week on Inside the Arts, Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane University kicks off its 50th Anniversary season with Irving Berlin’s ‘Annie Get Your Gun’.

We talk with director/choreographer Diane Lala and actress Katie Howe who plays Annie. 

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Cities and parishes across the coast are bracing for the potential impact of Tropical Storm Cindy and urging citizens to stay safe

 

The National Hurricane Center says heavy rainfall and flooding are the biggest threats posed by this storm system. Cindy could drop anywhere from three to 12 inches over the next few days, with the heaviest rainfall expected Wednesday and Thursday. Areas areas along coast could see up to three feet of flooding.

 

Raising The Bar For Louisiana's Education Standards

Jun 20, 2017
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A new law goes into effect this month to replace No Child Left Behind. The Every Student Succeeds Act will require states - not the federal government - to determine how to evaluate and improve schools. But stakeholders are still divided over what Louisiana's plan should look like.

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This week on Inside the Arts, a crown jewel in St. Bernard Parish is offering opportunities to youngsters with a passion for the arts.

Then, the 11th celebration of the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco festival gets underway in Armstrong Park.

And, The NOLA Project teams up with Le Petit Theatre for their first ever co-production, It's Only A Play, a comedy by Tony and Emmy award winning author Terrance McNally.

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

This week on The Reading Life: Tulane professor Yuri Herrera, whose third book set in the world of Mexican drug culture is "Kingdom Cons." Journalist/historian Paige Bowers of Baton Rouge, author of "The General’s Niece: The Little Known DeGaulle Who Fought to Free Occupied France,' talks about her quest to tell the story of Genevieve DeGaulle.

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This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer Reads the Trades, and is thanked by his radio staff, plus Karzai Talk, News of the Olympic Movement, Our Freedom-Loving Friends, News of the Atom, Let Us Try, News from Outside the Bubble, The Apologies of the Week, and more!

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FOOD & DINING

T-shirts worn by Lost Cat Hot Tamale Company vendors in Greenville, Mississippi
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Louisiana Eats: Delta Hot Tamales

On this week’s show, we travel to Greenville, Mississippi for their annual Delta Hot Tamale Festival . We begin by speaking with author Julia Reed , who participates as the festival’s official Pizzazz Consultant. Julia’s writing has graced the pages of Newsweek , The Wall Street Journal, Vogue Magazine and Garden and Gun . She shares memories of the very first Hot Tamale Festival and the significance of the hot tamale in the Mississippi Delta.

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WWNO's Travel Krewe Is Going To Bella Italia

Join WWNO New Orleans Public Radio, and a like-minded group of curious travelers for a journey rich in the art, architecture, food, wine, and music of la bella Italia.

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Le Show for the Week of Jun. 18, 2017

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer Reads the Trades , and is thanked by his radio staff, plus Karzai Talk , News of the Olympic Movemen t, Our Freedom-Loving Friends , News of the Atom , Let Us Try , News from Outside the Bubble , The Apologies of the Week , and more!

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