Cypress trees in Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge, stretching across Cameron and Evangeline Parishes in southwestern Louisiana.
Steve Hillebrand / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

'Overlooked And Forgotten' But Resolute, 10 Years After Hurricane Rita

Hurricane Rita came ashore just three weeks after Hurricane Katrina, killing seven people directly and over a hundred more in the evacuation and in the storm's aftermath. Ten years later, many residents of southwest Louisiana are feeling forgotten as the international media spotlight stays focused on New Orleans.
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China Flexes Muscles With Parade, But Announces Troop Cut

China today sent mixed signals about its military and strategic aims — at once parading tanks, missiles and precision-drilled soldiers through the streets of Beijing even as President Xi Jinping announced there would be 300,000 fewer troops by 2018.The parade — meant to mark 70 years since Japan's defeat at the end of World War II — comes a day after the Pentagon said it was tracking the movements of five Chinese warships in the Bering Sea near Alaska's Aleutian Islands, what one defense...
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Undeterred by the devastation, second line clubs returned to New Orleans a few months after the flood, determined to uphold the city's cultural traditions. This photo is of the 2009 Prince of Wales second line parade.
Jason Saul

Katrina: The Debris // The R Word: Resilience

Well, we’ve made it. Almost. It’s been a long, hot summer and this is our last episode as we come up on the tenth anniversary of Katrina. The city is abuzz with journalists and experts and NGOs and politicians. We thought we’d use this last bit of The Debris to explore a word they’re all using to talk about New Orleans: resilience.
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Homeless Still Find Shelter In Buildings Ravaged By Katrina

When Hurricane Katrina burst through the levees in New Orleans 10 years ago, floodwaters instantly rendered thousands of homes uninhabitable.At the peak of the housing crisis that followed, nearly 12,000 New Orleans residents were homeless. They lived on the streets and in ruined buildings.Abbott Roland was one of them. After the storm, he was rescued by helicopter from his porch, slept in the Superdome with other flood victims and then moved for a time to Chattanooga, Tennessee.When he came...
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Bring Your Own Presents: 'The Rev'

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Edward J Cloos III in all his madras glory.
Edward Cloos

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and 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

This week on Inside the Arts: Catalyst, a juried exhibit presented by the New Orleans Photo Alliance celebrates the cultural vibrancy of the Crescent City Post-K.

Then, the arts community will raise the roof as Culture Collision kicks off the city's cultural season at The National WWII Museum.

And, the NOLA Project presents a new take on a doomed queen with the regional premier of David Adjmi's Marie Antoinette.

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On the morning of Aug. 28, 2005, the National Weather Service issued an urgent weather alert.

"Devastating damage expected," the message read. "Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks ... Perhaps longer."

A day later, on the morning of Aug. 29 — 10 years ago Saturday — Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast. By that afternoon, the storm had slowly moved on. It appeared that the worst was over.

More than 20 years into Lil Wayne's career, the froggy-voiced, diminutive rapper is hardly ever described as an elder statesman.

This week on The Reading Life: reading and writing opportunities coming up this fall.

Susan's guests are Greg Herren, who’s bringing the Mystery Writers of America one-day university to New Orleans. He has a new book – The Orion Mask, and he’s included in a wonderful new cookbook, The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For.

We’ll also hear from Megan Holt, of One Book One New Orleans, and Susan Blalock of Read Big Fat Books for Fun.

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University of New Orleans president Peter Fos has announced he will retire at the end of January 2016.
Grant Campbell / UNO Driftwood

This story has been updated.

  Peter Fos, the President of the University of New Orleans, has announced he will retire at the end of January 2016.

Fos took the helm of the troubled public university in 2012, and had struggled to reduce the expenses of the New Orleans outpost of the University of Louisiana System during an era of declining enrollments and drastic reductions in state funding.

The "official" Hurricane Katrina bus tour is a big tourist attraction in New Orleans. But another kind of storm tour recently took off — more of a Katrina "reality" tour, documenting the last decade of the New Orleans school system.

Former President Bill Clinton closed out a week’s worth of discussions and speeches on the decade that’s passed since Hurricane Katrina. He praised the progress, then focused on problems that remain.

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer debuts his new song about Donald Trump,  I Can't Believe I'm Me. Also: News of the Olympic Movement, Let Us Try, The Apologies of the Week, Follow the Dollar, and more!

Continuum presents a program by the outstanding early music ensemble Sequentia, now in its thirty-eighth year of performing medieval music, some of which has been hitherto unknown.

This program focuses of two major works from around the year 1200, The Story of Samson & Delilah and The Labors of Hercules. These two pieces are in the form of narrative lais, a medieval type of story telling in a vocal style prevalent in medieval times.


Join Us Sept. 2 For Culture Collision At The National World War II Museum

Someone once likened Culture Collision to a trade show, but it’s so much more. This year, the annual happy-hour to kick off New Orleans’ vibrant cultural season is slated for Wednesday, September 2, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Culture Collision 7 will take place at The National WWII Museum's U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, and is free and open to the public.
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Classical Music on WWNO

Beautiful classical music, from traditional to contemporary, on WWNO and WWNO2.


Four Candidates Vying to Become Lieutenant Governor

There's just one week left until qualifying, and so far we’ve covered the Governor’s race and the candidates for Attorney General. But little has been said about the four candidates vying for Lieutenant Governor - the person who will be in charge when the Governor is out of state and the head of Louisiana tourism.
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Le Show For The Week Of Aug. 30, 2015

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer debuts his new song about Donald Trump, I Can't Believe I'm Me. Also: News of the Olympic Movement, Let Us Try, The Apologies of the Week, Follow the Dollar, and more!
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Joe Shriner

Louisiana Eats: 10 Years After Katrina, Part 2 — Evolution And Expansion

The food scene of New Orleans has grown tremendously since Hurricane Katrina. On this week's Louisiana Eats!, we complete our two-part series on the storm by taking a look at the changing face of the city's food scene over the past 10 years. We begin in Gentilly at Arthur Ashe Charter School, where we investigate the edible education revolution that is the Edible Schoolyard. This program, founded by Alice Waters in Berkeley, California, has grown beyond her wildest dreams in New Orleans...
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