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Mayor Mitch Landrieu, at Friday's press conference.
Thomas Walsh / WWNO

Mayor Mitch Landrieu Facing House Arrest On Contempt Charges Over Back Wages Owed To Firefighters

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is facing house arrest unless he comes up with a way to pay city firefighters $75 million in back wages.
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How Likely Is It, Really, That Your Athletic Kid Will Turn Pro?

On the way to his son's baseball game on Long Island, sports writer J.R. Gamble tells me that his son, J.C., is quite a ball player."I have a lot of clips and highlights that I show people of him doing amazing things — jumping over catches, hitting balls right-handed, hitting balls left-handed," Gamble says.Part of the reason his son is so good at baseball, Gamble explains, is that he started at an early age — a very early age."When he was about 14 months, I put a golf ball in his hand to let...
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KATRINA: THE DEBRIS

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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Mayor Mitch Landrieu, at Friday's press conference.
Thomas Walsh / WWNO

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is facing house arrest unless he comes up with a way to pay city firefighters $75 million in back wages.

Tegan Wendland / WWNO

A federal agency that oversees offshore leasing wants input on the environmental impacts of drilling in the Gulf. The Bureau of Offshore Energy Management, or BOEM, is one of two government agencies that regulate the offshore industry. It held a meeting in New Orleans Thursday as part of its role of leasing drilling rights throughout the Gulf.

WWNO's Fall Member Drive Has Begun! But you might not have noticed...

"Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered" have aired as usual, broadcasting all the informative content that keeps you tuned in every day, and yet the Fall Member Drive is in full effect — under the radar!

Jerk chicken from Coco Hut, a Caribbean restaurant in New Orleans with a bold way with spice.
Ian McNulty

Keeping some semblance of cool as our summer heat rages on can take some strategy. We park the car under oak limbs and walk on the shady side of the street. We keep ice water handy and, when it's time to eat, something cool and light sounds like just the thing.

But across the spectrum, there is another way, and it’s to embrace the heat, to own it. Revel in fiery foods and you may just beat the heat at its own game.

Ten years ago this week New Orleans was under water. A decade later, people who survived the flood are still turning to art to make sense of Hurricane Katrina’s fury.

Several of the city’s major museums have acknowledged the anniversary with new exhibits, including one at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Bring Your Own Presents: 'The Rev'

Sep 2, 2015
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 WWNO.org.

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.

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Our Fall ~Stealth Drive~ Has Begun

WWNO's Fall Member Drive Has Begun! But you might not have noticed... "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered" have aired as usual, broadcasting all the informative content that keeps you tuned in every day, and yet the Fall Member Drive is in full effect — under the radar!
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CLASSICAL MUSIC

Classical Music on WWNO

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

LE SHOW

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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LOUISIANA EATS!

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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