RECOVERY

Louisiana's love of gathering around food can be a tool to help people rebuild from disasters
Ian McNulty

Where Y'Eat: Louisiana Food Culture, Helping Louisiana Neighbors

When everything is torn apart, we gravitate to what brings us together. In Louisiana for all the hardships we’ve seen on the ragged edge of that equation, we’re fortunate to be so strong on the other side. Our shared food culture is one of those anchors.
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OUT TO LUNCH

The Economy of Crime on this week's Out to Lunch with Peter Ricchiuti.
Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

Out To Lunch: The Economy Of Crime

On Out to Lunch, Peter Ricchiuti leads a frank conversation about the business approach to solving New Orleans’ issues with crime. He's joined by Sidney Torres, IV and Aimee Adatto Freeman.
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'Mystery Shoppers' Help U.S. Regulators Fight Racial Discrimination At Banks

When the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau looked into the Mississippi-based regional bank BancorpSouth, it didn't just review thousands of loan applications. It sent in undercover operatives — some white, some black — who pretended to be customers applying for loans."They had similar credit scores and similar background and situations," says CFPB Director Richard Cordray. "Our investigation had found that BancorpSouth had engaged in illegal redlining in Memphis, meaning refusing to lend...
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Cooking For The Young And Young At Heart

With the proliferation of kid’s cookbooks and cooking shows these days, it’s evident that the kitchen is increasingly becoming the favorite playground of many a child. This week’s show is dedicated to the budding chefs of tomorrow and everyone who is young at heart.

In Baton Rouge, La., people are using whatever tools they have to help their community recover from the flood.

That includes cameras.

Four photographers have been creating portraits of those affected. Their project, "Humans of the Water," focuses not on what people lost, but on what they saved.

One of those photographers is Collin Richie. He says documentary photography isn't typically his style. Most of his work involves snapping photos for weddings, magazines and corporate advertisements.

The non-profit formerly known as the St. Bernard Project began after Hurricane Katrina, repairing damaged homes in flooded areas. It’s now called “S-B-P” and has helped non-profits across the country jump-start recoveries after disasters.

Now, its AmeriCorps volunteers are working in flooded areas in the Baton Rouge area.  WWNO’s Eileen Fleming spoke with SBP Co-founder Zack Rosenburg about what’s happening around the state.

Shannon Powell
American Routes

Each week, American Routes Shortcuts offers a taste of the upcoming American Routes episode. This week, it’s Timekeepers: drummers and rhythm makers from New Orleans and beyond. Today, Shannon Powell is live in the studio. He showed us how it’s done on the drums and chatted about music in church, growing up in the Treme. For the full episode, tune into WWNO Saturday at 7, Sunday at 6, or listen at americanroutes.org.

When 2 feet of rain fell, and the Vermillion River swelled its banks earlier this month, the mayor of Maurice, La., Wayne Theriot, got hit with a double whammy: He lost his home and his office. The two are just a couple hundred yards apart in this small town of about 1,000 people that straddles Vermillion and Lafayette parishes in a largely rural corner of the state.

"You're in City Hall — what's left of it," he says, pointing to the ruined furniture and computers in the tiny three-room building.

Louisiana's love of gathering around food can be a tool to help people rebuild from disasters
Ian McNulty

When everything is torn apart, we gravitate to what brings us together. In Louisiana for all the hardships we’ve seen on the ragged edge of that equation, we’re fortunate to be so strong on the other side. Our shared food culture is one of those anchors.           
 

The Economy of Crime on this week's Out to Lunch with Peter Ricchiuti.
Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

On Out to Lunch, Peter Ricchiuti leads a frank conversation about the business approach to solving New Orleans’ issues with crime. He's joined by Sidney Torres, IV and Aimee Adatto Freeman.

A Space for Friendly Ghosts in Store for Big Class

Aug 25, 2016
Big Class
Alex Fischer

Since its start as a first grade project, Big Class has distinguished itself through pizza, poetry and ghostly soirées, all the while staying true to its mission to support young writers through education and collaboration.

With all that floodwater heading south, some may be concerned about the Port of New Orleans. Officials there are not worried.

Inside The Arts: Joan Mitchell Foundation Helps Artists Post Floods, Cutting Edge Conference, Tipitina's Internship Auditions

This week on Inside the Arts, the New York based Joan Mitchell Foundation reaches out to artists affected by severe flooding in south Louisiana with its emergency granting program.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life With Lara Naughton And Peyton Burgess

This week on The Reading Life: Lara Naughton, author of The Jaguar Man: A Memoir, and Peyton Burgess, author of The Fry Pans Aren’t Sufficing. **Lagniappe Audio**
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Culture Collision 8: Furthering New Orleans' Role as an Arts and Culture Mecca

Culture Collision, an event unlike any other, arose in 2008 due to New Orleans’ need for a collaborative voice among arts organizations. Now in its eighth year, Culture Collision boasts a roster of almost 70 participants in a one-night-only celebration of NOLA arts, remaining steadfast in its mission to foster nonprofit performing and visual arts groups in the New Orleans metro-area. Slated for Wednesday, August 31, from 5:30 – 8 p.m., Culture Collision 8 (CC8) will take place at The National...
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CLASSICAL MUSIC

Classical Music on WWNO

Beautiful classical music, from traditional to contemporary, on Classical WWNO.

LE SHOW

Harry Shearer

Le Show For The Week Of Aug. 21, 2016

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: Trump with Dr. Bill, a new original song of "The Lady in Black," News of the Olympic Movement, We're Not #1, News from Outside the Bubble, The Apologies of the Week, and more!
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