TRIPOD: NEW ORLEANS AT 300

Pat Denton Collection, Newcomb Archives Tulane.

The Women Who Fought For And Against The ERA: Part II

TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with part II of its series on the battle over the Equal Rights Amendment. Listen to Part I here . Last time we left off around 1972 when the New Orleans feminist movement was working to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, which basically said: regardless of sex, there should be equality under the law. Women fighting for this legislation discovered their main stumbling block was other women. The national face of that stumbling block was a woman named Phyllis...

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FLOOD RECOVERY

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It's A Seller's Market For Flooded Properties In Baton Rouge

The process of rebuilding a home that has flooded is hard and frustrating. Some flood survivors are choosing to sell their property and start over somewhere else. Before the August flood, Baton Rouge was a sellers market. Many are finding it still is, even if your home took on water. Karen Henderson from WRKF reports.

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Cassini Spacecraft Starts Weaving Between Saturn And Its Rings

If all goes to plan, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will beam new images of Saturn and its rings to Earth early Thursday, sharing data collected Wednesday from its first dive through the gap between the planet and its striped belt of ice and rock particles. Today's dive also marks the start of the final phase in the craft's 13-year visit to Saturn. Days ago, it used the gravity of Saturn's moon Titan to bend its path toward its eventual destruction on the planet. Cassini descended below the ring...

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D. Sharon Pruitt / Hill Air Force Base

In the counseling field, you often hear that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. That truism resonates especially with the volunteers of Teen Life Counts, a teen suicide prevention program here in New Orleans. To get the full story, NolaVie’s Brian Friedman sat down with Melissa Stewart, the program’s coordinator.

Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Pat Denton Collection, Newcomb Archives Tulane.

TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with part II of its series on the battle over the Equal Rights Amendment. Listen to Part I here.

The St. Claude Street Bridge raises as a barge passes beneath it.
Thomas Walsh / WWNO

Southeastern Louisiana relies on federal funds to keep it a viable place to live. That means constant construction; roads, levees, and the latest project, a $951 million dollar plan to widen the Industrial Canal. And while the Army Corps of Engineers has reached out to the surrounding communities for input, the proposal is wildly unpopular. The Listening Post wanted to hear both sides of the debate. 

The Listening Post asked:

1) What kind of input should communities have on federal projects like these?

This week on Inside the Arts, Jazz Fest 2017 kicks off with a celebration of Cuba! We explore music, food and art in this historic cultural exchange.

Then, something new weekday afternoons between the weekends of Jazz Fest.  Maple Leaf Bar Interviews at Frenchy's will bring audiences closer to legendary New Orleans musicians.  WWNO's Fred Kasten will highlight George Porter, Jr., Johnny Vidacovich and Ellis Marsalis.

And, we round out with a concert of classical music with LPO cellist Jeanne Jaubert and friends in the Marigny.

This week on The Reading Life: Poet Rodney Jones, author of Village Prodigies, and New York Times bestselling novelist Claudia Gray, whose new young adult series begins with Defy the Stars.

**Lagniappe Audio**

Tegan Wendland / WWNO

Contractors dressed in flak jackets and helmets took down one of New Orleans’ Confederate monuments early Monday morning. 

It was removed with no notice in the middle of the night, partly because the process has been so controversial. Protestors and supporters of the Liberty Place monument yelled as it was removed. The obelisk was put up in the 1800's by a white supremacy group.

Tucked on a back street near the Aquarium, it was the first of four the city plans to remove.

This week on All Things New Orleans, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison shares details about the city's new false alarm ordinance which goes into effect on May 1, 2017.

Then, we look back seven years ago to the damage caused by the BP Oil Disaster and share a story from coastal scientist Estelle Robichaux.

Lawsuits Allege Interstate 12 Exacerbated August Floods

Apr 24, 2017
Della Hasselle / WWNO

In August, residents of southeast Louisiana were left stunned when water destroyed towns during a so-called 1,000 year rain. The National Weather Service said the flooding was triggered by a slow-moving, low-pressure weather system that dumped as much as two feet of rain over a matter of days. But as Della Hasselle reports, others say some of the damage could have been prevented, and that one highway in particular is to blame.

Harry Shearer
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This week on Le Show Harry has News of Inspector's General, What the Frack!, News of Microplastics, News of the Olympic Movement, the Apologies of the Week, plus another episode of The Appresidentice and music from Ella Fitzgerald. 

Dancing in the Middle ages was one of the most popular pastimes. There are some medieval and Renaissance dances that have come down to us. Unfortunately quite a few of the popular dances were not written down because it was assumed that everybody knew them. On this Continuum you’ll hear some of the 45 or so dances that we do have available from early written sources. Recordings used are: A Dance in the Garden of Mirth (The Dufay Collective) - Chandos CHAN 9320, and Istanpitta II (New York’s Ensemble for Early Music) - Lyrichord LEMS 8022.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC

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Beautiful classical music, from traditional to contemporary, on Classical 104.9

UNPRISONED: STORIES FROM THE SYSTEM

Producer Eve Abrams and students at Riverdale High School in Jefferson, La.
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New Orleans Public Radio Series on Incarceration Selected as Peabody Awards Finalist

WWNO New Orleans Public Radio is proud to announce the selection of Unprisoned: Stories from the System as a finalist in the 76th annual George Foster Peabody Awards .

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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.

LE SHOW

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Le Show For The Week Of April 16, 2017

This week on Le Show Harry returns with the Apologies of the Week, News from Outside the Bubble, News of the Warm, News of the Godly, Smart House in the News, plus Harry Reads the Trades and gets a visit from Ralph, The Talking Computer.

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