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New York Times Editor Dean Baquet: 'This A Golden Age Of Journalism'

Dean Baquet, a New Orleans native and executive editor of The New York Times, spoke to a crowded room of journalists and WWNO supporters Friday morning during, "The Breakfast Briefing with Dean Baquet," event, sponsored by WWNO and held at the New Orleans Advocate. Baquet says The New York Times role has never been clearer than it is now, following the 2016 presidential election. "It is not our role to be the house organ to the loyal opposition of Donald Trump," he says. "We are a non...

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COASTAL DESK

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Coastal News Roundup: Boil Advisory, Things Wash Ashore, And More

WWNO’s Travis Lux sat down with Nola.com/The Times-Picayune’s Sara Sneath to talk about the week in coastal news. This week -- boil advisories, stuff washed ashore by hurricanes, and a new report on how shrimpers might adjust to coastal restoration. Support for the Coastal Desk comes from the Walton Family Foundation, the Coypu Foundation, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and local listeners.

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Simulating The Bodily Pain Of Future Climate Change

Lisa Feldman Barrett is a professor of psychology at Northeastern University and the author of How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain . You can keep up with Lisa on Twitter: @ LFeldmanBarrett . Close your eyes and imagine a beautiful spring day in the forest. In your mind's eye, try to see tall, green trees and smell the aroma of blooming flowers. Can you hear the gentle breeze rustling the leaves above you? Most people can conjure up this mental scene without much effort, at...

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This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: Trump Leaves Voicemail for Paul Manafort, News of the Godly, Our Freedom-Loving Friends, News of Bees, Read the Trades, News of the Atom, The Apologies of the Week, and more!

This Continuum is a program devoted to mostly Spanish Baroque Music from a boxed four CD set, hence the title, Baroque in a Box. The main performers are the outstanding Spanish conductor, viol player, and composer, Jordi Savall, his wife, the famous soprano, Montserrat Figueras and the American lutenist, Hopkinson Smith. They perform this music with great musical vitality and maximum historical accuracy. Also heard areThe Sixteen, the well-known choir and period-instrument orchestra from the UK.

Its Time For Wine
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Get out your corkscrews! On this week’s show, we’re talking with vintners and wine stewards to better understand the world of fermented grapes. 

 

We'll begin with Duane and Susan Hoff, two Minnesota-natives who founded Fantesca Estate & Winery after helping to get their family's electronics business off the ground -- a company now known as Best Buy. 

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WWNO’s Travis Lux sat down with Nola.com/The Times-Picayune’s Sara Sneath to talk about the week in coastal news.

 

This week -- boil advisories, stuff washed ashore by hurricanes, and a new report on how shrimpers might adjust to coastal restoration.

 

Support for the Coastal Desk comes from the Walton Family Foundation, the Coypu Foundation, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and local listeners.

 

MAX BECHERER / Advocate Staff Photo

Dean Baquet, a New Orleans native and executive editor of The New York Times, spoke to a crowded room of journalists and WWNO supporters Friday morning during, "The Breakfast Briefing with Dean Baquet," event, sponsored by WWNO and held at the New Orleans Advocate.

Baquet says The New York Times role has never been clearer than it is now, following the 2016 presidential election. 

"It is not our role to be the house organ to the loyal opposition of Donald Trump," he says. "We are a non-partisan news organization that tells truth."

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The season of Autumn arrives in New Orleans — officially — at 3:02pm on September 22. And, as we get ready for the crunching of leaves, the wearing of sweaters, and the carving of pumpkins, Classical 104.9 FM is musically ready, with a selection of “seasonal” gems to accompany the cooler temperatures! 

American Routes Shortcuts: Tito Puente

Sep 22, 2017
Tito Puente
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This week on American Routes Shortcuts, we hear the mambo and rumba sounds of the late Puerto Rican percussionist, Tito Puente. Tito was born in New York City in 1923. After a youth of dancing, playing drums, and hearing Cuban musical influences, his great break came when he joined Machito’s big band as a teenager in the early 40s. He formed his own band a few years later, and literally brought his instrument, the timbales, to the foreground by moving them from the back to the front of the stage.

Gwen Thompkins and Tomi Lunsford at Tomi's home in Nashville
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Like so many other musicians who have made a home in Nashville, singer Tomi Lunsford has spent her life immersed in country music. A native of Asheville, NC, she played in a family band from a young age. Her father, Jim Lunsford, was a journeyman fiddler who played with superstars of classic country and bluegrass such as Roy Acuff, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, Reno and Smiley, Bob Wills, and Marty Robbins. Her great-uncle, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, was a lawyer and famed collector of folk songs from the mountains of North Carolina. 

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we'll chat with actress, Samantha Beaulieu and director, Lauren E. Turner, about MOJO: A Black Love Story & STRING; a double feature play presented by Southern Rep Theatre and No Dream Deferred. Then, the Advocate's Jeff Adelson discusses why thousands of Sewerage & Water Board customers were overcharged on their water bills in previous months. 

The OPSB has sent Einstein Charter Schools a letter of noncompliance for not providing adequate transportation.
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Einstein Charter Schools are in trouble for failing to provide adequate transportation to their students. WWNO has obtained a notice of noncompliance sent from the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) to Einstein Charter schools warning them they have to start transporting students to school.

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FOOD & DINING

Its Time For Wine
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Louisiana Eats: Decant Take It With You - A Wine Education

Get out your corkscrews! On this week’s show, we’re talking with vintners and wine stewards to better understand the world of fermented grapes. We'll begin with Duane and Susan Hoff, two Minnesota-natives who founded Fantesca Estate & Winery after helping to get their family's electronics business off the ground -- a company now known as Best Buy.

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Le Show For The Week Of Sept. 17, 2017

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer has a new original song about Chuck and Nancy, News of the Godly , News of the Warm , News of the Olympic Movement , The Apologies of the Week , and more!

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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.