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Coastal News Roundup: Nola.com/The Times-Picayune Teams With New York Times On Coastal Reporting

This week on the Roundup we hear from the whole team at Nola.com/The Times-Picayune about a big project they just completed that goes to print Saturday. Coastal reporters Mark Schleifstein, Sara Sneath and Tristan Baurick collaborated with The New York Times on a series about the vulnerability of South Louisiana.

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ALL THINGS NEW ORLEANS

All Things New Orleans: February 22, 2018

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans , we'll discuss the Black History Month celebration at the Whitney Plantation with Dr. Joy Banner. Then, Dr. Janell Simpson gives us the scoop on the 62nd annual Greater New Orleans Science & Engineering Fair . And, we'll share a story from Bring Your Own , a live story-telling series.

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The Russia Investigations: More Pleas, More Charges — Any More Preparation?

This week in the Russia investigations: More newcomers join Mueller's roll of honor; the feds meet with state officials on election security; and Washington starts thinking about considering some potential planning to defend the 2018 midterms. Guilty Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller broke his own record this week for guilty pleas. On Tuesday, Dutch attorney Alex van der Zwaan appeared in federal court and admitted he had lied to investigators about his contacts with Donald...

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Another Carnival season is behind us, but the Jewish festival of Purim is right around the corner.

First, we learn all about Purim with the help of Benay Bernstein. She provides an introduction to this joyful day – one unlike any other on the Jewish calendar.

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we'll discuss the Black History Month celebration at the Whitney Plantation with Dr. Joy Banner. Then, Dr. Janell Simpson gives us the scoop on the 62nd annual Greater New Orleans Science & Engineering Fair

And, we'll share a story from Bring Your Own, a live story-telling series. 

Coastal News Roundup: Nola.com/The Times-Picayune Teams With New York Times On Coastal Reporting

Feb 23, 2018
Listening Coast

This week on the Roundup we hear from the whole team at Nola.com/The Times-Picayune about a big project they just completed that goes to print Saturday. Coastal reporters Mark Schleifstein, Sara Sneath and Tristan Baurick collaborated with The New York Times on a series about the vulnerability of South Louisiana.

Christian Scott: Building Bridges Across Cultures

Feb 23, 2018
Jazz Night In America

Spend enough time in New Orleans and you come to understand it as a place for every kind of convergence. The culture hums in an endless exchange, with history forever close at hand. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah understands this to his core: he grew up immersed in ritual Mardi Gras Indian traditions, and distinguished himself as a jazz trumpeter by his early teens. He's now shaping his own artistic reality, creating what he calls "Stretch Music" — a proud hybrid of styles and approaches, with a strong underlay of groove. 

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Join WWNO's Coastal Desk for a canoe and kayak trip down Cane Bayou on the Northshore!

One of the coolest things about the Louisiana coast is the way it gradually transitions from cypress swamp into open marsh, and you'll see it firsthand on Cane Bayou. The trip will be led by a master naturalist, who will tell us all about the plants, animals and history of this slice of Louisiana's unique coastal ecosystem. 

American Routes Shortcuts: Meschiya Lake

Feb 23, 2018
Meschiya Lake
American Routes

Meschiya Lake was named from Hebrew as “the anointed one.” Though Ms. Lake has yet to save the world, Meschiya has come a long way from Rapid City, South Dakota where at the age of nine she won a prize singing at a steakhouse. After high school, she hit the road and joined a traveling circus that later brought her to New Orleans in 2000. That’s where she leads her band, the Little Big Horns.

Some designs never go out of style and mid-century modern furniture, architecture, prints and homewares still put the “fun” in functional. The idea behind such 20th century thinking was to make the world look more like the future than the past — less George Washington and more George Jetson.

Arthur "Mr. Okra" Robinson was a beloved produce vendor in New Orleans. He died Feb. 15, 2018 at age 74.
Ian McNulty

When Mr. Okra died last week, it seemed to mark the end of an era. His real name was Arthur Robinson, and for decades he was a roving produce vendor, singing the praises of his inventory through the city streets. It felt like a last living link to an old tradition in New Orleans.

Photo credit: Alice Blangero

This week on Inside the Arts, renowned choreographer and director Jean-Christophe Maillot puts a French twist on Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers.  We talk with Les Ballets de Monte Carlo’s Roméo, dancer Stephan Bourgond.

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NOLA Basketball Legend Returns From The Land Down Under

Feb 22, 2018
Courtesy of Randy Livingston

Randy Livingston is a New Orleans-born basketball legend who's taken his love for the game a long way -- all the way down under. After starring at Newman and LSU, Randy spent 11 years in the NBA before coaching and scouting players in Australia. Now back in Louisiana, Randy spoke with NolaVie's Brian Friedman about his far-flung experiences.

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LE SHOW

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Le Show For The Week Of February 18, 2018

This week Harry returns with Our Freedom Loving Friends, Follow the Dollar, The Worst of The Worst, News from Outside the Bubble, News of Microplastics, News of the Atom, the Apologies of the Week, plenty of funky music from New Orleans, and more.

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FOOD & DINING

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Louisiana Eats: Heroes, Villains & Hamantaschen

Another Carnival season is behind us, but the Jewish festival of Purim is right around the corner. First, we learn all about Purim with the help of Benay Bernstein. She provides an introduction to this joyful day – one unlike any other on the Jewish calendar.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with Zachary Lazar

This week on The Reading Life ( February 18, 20 , and 21): Tulane professor of creative writing Zachary Lazar , whose new novel is "Vengeance," which begins with the protagonist witnessing a Passion Play at Angola. Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life: George Saunders discusses his book "Lincoln in the Bardo," Tuesday, February 20, at 7 p.m. at the New Orleans Advocate, 840 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. This is a ticketed event with a fee; tickets available at Garden District Book Shop ...

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