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An investigation reveals the Sewerage and Water Board pushed school system officials to allow for more lead in school water.
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Lens Investigation Reveals Sewerage And Water Board Pushed To Allow More Lead In School Water

The Lens published an investigation in August revealing the Orleans Parish School Board abandoned plans to test school water for lead. Last week, Lens reporter Marta Jewson uncovered more about why the school board abandoned the testing plan, and it involves disagreements with the Sewerage and Water Board.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life With Morgan Babst And David Fulmer

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Morgan Babst about her new novel, The Floating World . And we’ll hear from David Fulmer about Eclipse Alley , the newest entry in his Storyville-set mystery series.

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Efforts To Rewrite NAFTA Not Going Well; Next Round of Talks Delayed

When negotiators for the United States, Canada and Mexico wrapped up the latest round of trade talks in Washington on Tuesday, they sounded frustrated — and far apart. From cars to cows, they have big disagreements over how the North American Free Trade Agreement should work. In fact, the disputes appear so big, they may be threatening the future of NAFTA. So officials have agreed to delay their next meeting — pushing off its start in Mexico City until Nov. 17; they originally had planned to...

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This week on Inside the Arts, diverse voices of Latino choreographers are highlighted in an evening of bold contemporary dance as The New Orleans Ballet Association kicks off its season with Ballet Hispanico. We talk with artistic director Eduardo Vilaro.

Then, an African American opera which fell into obscurity is being staged, as OperaCréole in partnership with Cripple Creek Theatre and New Resonance Orchestra present Scott Joplin's Treemonisha. OperaCréole co-founder and acclaimed mezzo-soprano Givonna Joseph joins us.

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Morgan Babst about her new novel, The Floating World. And we’ll hear from David Fulmer about Eclipse Alley, the newest entry in his Storyville-set mystery series.

An investigation reveals the Sewerage and Water Board pushed school system officials to allow for more lead in school water.
Courtesy of Pixbay.com

The Lens published an investigation in August revealing the Orleans Parish School Board abandoned plans to test school water for lead. Last week, Lens reporter Marta Jewson uncovered more about why the school board abandoned the testing plan, and it involves disagreements with the Sewerage and Water Board.

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Since taking office, the Trump administration has been looking for ways to repeal the Clean Power Plan — the Obama administration's policy to reduce carbon emissions at local power plants.

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This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer sings of Neanderthal Love. Plus Harry's observations from his trip to Russia, the Love 17 Telethon for Jerry Lewis' real kids, The Apologies of the Week, News of Microplastics, News of the Atom, and more!

Continuum presents a program of two of the most important French medieval composers who lived a century apart, Guillaume de Machaut (c.1300-1377) and Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474). Included in this program is the famous Mass of Notre Dame by Machaut, the first music composed for a Mass by a known composer. And, included also are secular songs by Dufay. His secular songs are very seldom performed and will be heard from a complete recording of them. Recordings used are: Guillaume de Machaut - Messe de Notre Dame (Hilliard Ensemble) - Hyperion CDA66358, Guillaume de Machaut - Ay Mi!

Fried Andoille with Remoulade at Wayne Jacob's Smokehouse
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On this week's show, we're traveling through Acadiana to explore traditional and contemporary Cajun foodways. We begin with George Graham, who shares his obsession through stories of cooking in the region through his nationally recognized  blog and book, Acadiana Table: Cajun and Creole Home Cooking from the Heart of Louisiana.

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On Saturday at the polls, voters will decide whether to renew three millages, or local taxes, that support the public school system.

This week on Inside the Arts, Trisha Brown Dance Company will transform the Contemporary Arts Center with its In Plain Site project honoring the legacy of its groundbreaking founder, choreographer and dancer Trisha Brown.  Company co-artistic director Diane Madden joins us.

 

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we chat with Laine Kaplan-Levenson, host of WWNO's Tripod: New Orleans @ 300. The podcast will launch it's third season with an hour long special, Haiti & New Orleans: Is the Feeling Mutual. 

Then, Noam Back joins us to discuss the 7th annual Nola to Angola bike ride. 

We'll also share the Secretary of State's projections on voter turnout out as we approach election day. 

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FOOD & DINING

Fried Andoille with Remoulade at Wayne Jacob's Smokehouse
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Louisiana Eats: Acadiana Road Show

On this week's show, we're traveling through Acadiana to explore traditional and contemporary Cajun foodways. We begin with George Graham, who shares his obsession through stories of cooking in the region through his nationally recognized blog and book , Acadiana Table: Cajun and Creole Home Cooking from the Heart of Louisiana .

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Le Show For The Week Of Oct. 15, 2017

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer sings of Neanderthal Love. Plus Harry's observations from his trip to Russia, the Love 17 Telethon for Jerry Lewis' real kids, The Apologies of the Week , News of Microplastics , News of the Atom , and more!

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