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Louisiana Farmers Feel The Pain Of Aging Infrastructure

Complaints about Louisiana's roads and bridges are usually loudest in the places where drivers find themselves sitting in stand-still traffic. But those infrastructure concerns don't stop in the cities. The state's aging system of roads and bridges is putting a pinch on Louisiana’s largest industry — agriculture.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with Jennifer Atkins and Jack Sullivan

This week on The Reading Life: It's Carnival time! Susan talks with Jennifer Atkins about "New Orleans Carnival Balls: The Secret Side of Mardi Gras 1870-1920," and Jack Sullivan, author of "New Orleans Remix." Today at noon, Tuesday at 1:30 and Wednesday at 8 on WWNO, any time at wwno.org and Sunday at 5:30 on WRKF in Baton Rouge.

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Trump Signs Funding Bill, Bringing Shutdown To An End

Updated at 9:05 p.m. ET President Trump has signed a stopgap spending bill passed by Congress on Monday, ending the partial shutdown of the federal government after three days. The White House has said normal government operations will resume by Tuesday morning. The bill passed the Senate on Monday afternoon with a 81-18 vote, but the real hurdle was the procedural vote earlier in the day requiring at least 60 votes. That's where the measure hit a snafu late Friday night, triggering the...

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This week on The Reading Life: It's Carnival time!

WATCH: 'Live From Here,' Live From The Saenger

Jan 21, 2018
Live From Here

Live From Here — led by mandolinist and composer Chris Thile — took over the Saenger Theatre on Saturday night for a live broadcast, hosted by WWNO that showcased an amazing array of talent, including the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Grammy-winner John Prine, electronic pop duo Sylvan Esso; Guatemalan singer-songwriter and guitarist Gaby Moreno; and comedian Rory Scovel. 

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This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings a new episode of The Apprecedentice, News of NiceCorps, We're Not #1, News of the Godly, What the Frack, News of the Warm, The Apologies of the Week,  and more!

This week on Continuum you'll hear a program of the music of Bach. Two of the six Suites for Solo Cello will be performed by the outstanding cellist, Tess Remy-Schumacker. And excerpts from the motet repertoire of the composer will round out the program. The music is from the two CDs: Suites for Cello Solo: Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (Tess Remy-Schumacker) Xolo1011, and Johann Sebastian Bach Motetten (The Hilliard Ensemble) ECM 1875.

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Editor's note: this episode contains accounts of sexual assault.

On this week's show, we take a look at sexual harassment and abuse in the restaurant industry.

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Though the weather has warmed up, problems caused by this week’s cold spell are expected to linger through the weekend. Broken pipes and overuse strained the water supply. Boil water advisories continue for Jefferson Parish and the East Bank due to low water pressure.

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Another week of freezing temperatures crippled New Orleans infrastructure. But what impact could it have on coastal plants and animals?

Nola.com | The Times-Picayune reporter Sara Sneath spoke with WWNO's Tegan Wendland about the week's coastal news, including a lawsuit filed to seek records related to the controversial Bayou Bridge Pipeline.

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On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we'll chat about the upcoming broadcast of Live From Here w/ Chris Thile along with special guest Ben Jaffe of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Leaving Saigon: A New Orleanian's Story Of War And Refuge

Jan 19, 2018
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During the Vietnam War, New Orleans became a safe haven for scores of refugees fleeing the communist regime. The Historic New Orleans Collection has been collecting oral histories from many of these new Americans. Community leader Tony Tran was one of these individuals. He tells us about coming of age during the rise of the Viet Cong -- and his long journey to New Orleans -- in this edition of NOLA Life Stories

American Routes Shortcuts: Charles Neville

Jan 19, 2018
Charles Neville with the Jazzmen at Angola Prison
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This week on American Routes Shortcuts, saxophonist and Neville Brother, Charles Neville, shares about his time at Angola Prison in the 60s. He was among many great musicians who were sent to the penitentiary for drug offenses. One of his great contributions as an inmate was helping to racially and musically integrate prison life. Charles helped form the unlikely but prolific bebop group, the Nic Nacs and found solace in the music he encountered while at Angola.

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LE SHOW

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Le Show For The Week Of Jan. 21, 2018

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings a new episode of The Apprecedentice , News of NiceCorps , We're Not #1 , News of the Godly , What the Frack , News of the Warm , The Apologies of the Week , and more!

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FOOD & DINING

Oysters line the stand-up oyster bar at Mr. Ed's in Metairie.
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Where Y'Eat: A Standing Ovation for the Stand-Up Oyster Bars of New Orleans

This is an ode to the oyster bar, and not just any oyster bar. Today I raise a toast to the stand-up oyster bar.

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