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With Water Rising, Corps To Check Levees Daily

The Mississippi River remains high as floodwater makes its way south from the Midwest. The Army Corps of Engineers is inspecting the levees daily for problems like leaks. The Corps started inspecting the river about two weeks ago, as the water began to rise. Employees drive or walk along the levees twice a week between Baton Rouge and Venice. That’s something they do automatically when the river reaches 11 feet at the Carrollton gauge in New Orleans -- 11 feet above sea level. The Corps calls...

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ALL THINGS NEW ORLEANS

All Things New Orleans: May 18, 2017

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans , we discuss the restoration of a historic downtown building. Green Coast Principal and Co-Founder Will Bradshaw shares a bit of the history and redevelopment ideas for the multi-use Pythian Building in downtown New Orleans. Then, Jessica Rosgaard discusses prison reform legislation with The Advocate's Stephanie Grace. And, New Orleans Funk Master, Jon Cleary talks about new projects, his love for the city and more!

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The News Can't Stop, Won't Stop — All This Happened This Week

Remember when President Trump allegedly leaking classified information to the Russians was dominating news coverage? You'd be forgiven if you only vaguely remembered that, because it was so long ago — Monday, a lifetime in Trump-era news terms. Take a look at what else happened this week Monday
" Reports: Trump Gave Classified Info To Russians During White House Visit " Tuesday:
" Sources: Trump Asked Comey To Shut Down Flynn Investigation "
" Israel Said to Be Source of...

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The Mississippi River remains high as floodwater makes its way south from the Midwest.

 

The Army Corps of Engineers is inspecting the levees daily for problems like leaks.

 

The Corps started inspecting the river about two weeks ago, as the water began to rise.

Employees drive or walk along the levees twice a week between Baton Rouge and Venice.

 

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we discuss the restoration of a historic downtown building. Green Coast Principal and Co-Founder Will Bradshaw shares a bit of the history and redevelopment ideas for the multi-use Pythian Building in downtown New Orleans. 

Then, Jessica Rosgaard discusses prison reform legislation with The Advocate's Stephanie Grace. 

And, New Orleans Funk Master, Jon Cleary talks about new projects, his love for the city and more! 

Harry Shearer
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This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings a new edition of The Appresidentice, plus News of the Olympic Movement, The Apologies of the Week, News of AFPAC, News of the Warm, and more!

Continuum presents a live recording of a recent Musica da Camera concert about Love. The music is of diverse places and times and includes selections by medieval composers Petrus de Cruce, La Comtessa de Dia, Guillaume de Machaut and, of course, the ubiquitous Anonymous. The concert was recorded in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in New Orleans. The program is from the Musica da Camera's CD, Love Is Where You Find It, Belle Alliance BA007.

Poppy Tooker, chefs from the Dickie Brennan Restaurant Group and Dickie Brennan show off their catch of the day.
Paul Broussard

On this week’s show, we’re traveling from Lafitte bayous to French Quarter kitchens for a look at Louisiana’s Catch and Cook Program. Under Catch and Cook, charter fishing groups can bring their catch to a participating restaurant, where the chef will prepare their fresh-caught fish to order.

We begin by angling on the water with Dickie Brennan, Executive Chef Gus Martin, and Captain Theophile Bourgeouis. Theophile, a lifelong Louisiana fisherman, navigates the waters and leads us to a successful catch. Then, we follow our fish to the kitchen of Tableau, where Dickie Brennan’s team of chefs prepare the evening's dinner.

T-Lou
American Routes

 

Each week, American Routes brings you Shortcuts, a sneak peek at our upcoming show. This week, our program travels to Los Angeles, where host Nick Spitzer spoke with Creole accordionist T-Lou. He moved from his home in Grand Coteau Louisiana, and made a new one South Central LA.

NS:      Hey,

TL:       Hey, how ya’ll doin?

NS:      Alright, T-Lou!

TL:       How you been?

NS:      Ca va?

TL:       Hey Man

NS:      Parle un petit peu en Creole?

TL:       Oui, oui, un petit peu…

Tegan Wendland / WWNO

The outlook for the shipping industry under President Donald Trump, so far, has been a bit of a mixed bag. Some policies will be good for business, others might hamper it.

 

Despite that, the CEO of the Port of New Orleans says the future looks good.

 

Since taking office, Trump has pulled out of an international trade agreement and considered tariffs on certain imports. Both of these moves could mean less stuff flows through US ports.

 

The name Creole tomato can turn heads in the market place this time of year.
Ian McNulty

When does summer start? Consult the calendar and you’ll see it’s still a month away. But in New Orleans the seasons aren’t necessarily tied to the conventions of solstice and equinox.

For me, the New Orleans summer always begins immediately after Jazz Fest, and it’s not the changing weather alone that marks the shift.

It’s the feeling that the long New Orleans train of one big celebration after the next has reached the station, and it’s time to hop off for a bit.

Croissants from Dawn 'til Dusk: A Baker's Story

May 18, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection

French bakeries have a unique place in the cultural landscape of New Orleans. The Vieux Carré just wouldn't be the same if you couldn't find French sweets there. Maurice Delechelle can take much of the credit for that. Hailing from central France, Maurice brought his traditional French pastries to the Quarter with the opening of La Marquise and Croissant d'Or. From his vantage point at the bakery, the French Quarter shared a distinct resemblance to his memories of bohemian Paris.

The Ryan School of Irish Dance

Near the end of the 1700s, New Orleans became a safe haven for the Irish fleeing English persecution, and since those fateful days, Irish culture has become woven into the city’s own. Started over a decade ago, The Ryan School of Irish Dance continues to build the legacy of Irish dancing in New Orleans, and NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford spoke to students Sarah Taylor and Rachel Martin about what that legacy entails.  

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FOOD & DINING

Poppy Tooker, chefs from the Dickie Brennan Restaurant Group and Dickie Brennan show off their catch of the day.
Paul Broussard

Angling For Dinner: Louisiana's Catch And Cook Program

On this week’s show, we’re traveling from Lafitte bayous to French Quarter kitchens for a look at Louisiana’s Catch and Cook Program . Under Catch and Cook, charter fishing groups can bring their catch to a participating restaurant, where the chef will prepare their fresh-caught fish to order. We begin by angling on the water with Dickie Brennan, Executive Chef Gus Martin, and Captain Theophile Bourgeouis. Theophile, a lifelong Louisiana fisherman, navigates the waters and leads us to a successful catch. Then, we follow our fish to the kitchen of Tableau , where Dickie Brennan’s team of chefs prepare the evening's dinner.

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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 May 21, 2017

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings a new edition of The Appresidentice , plus News of the Olympic Movement , The Apologies of the Week , News of AFPAC , News of the Warm , and more!

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