More than 100 volunteers fanned out across City Park over the weekend for something called BioBlitz. It was an effort to document all the plants and critters that call the park home, and meant to help the park plan for the future. Sean Augustine may be eight years old, but he knows how to prepare for a day in the woods. He’s got a big hat, multi-pocketed cargo pants, and boots. He’s also got a raincoat on hand because he doesn’t want anything to get in the way of the day’s mission.
INSIDE THE ARTS
This week on Inside the Arts, the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans, MASNO, kicks off its 36th annual Keyboard Festival and Piano Institute at Loyola University. Executive director Cara McCool Woolf joins us. Then, Impresario's Choice presents opera singer Rachel Anne Abbate in its summer concert series, Tuesdays in July. The mezzo-soprano joins us by phone from Texas. And, the New Orleans Museum of Art, NOMA, is strengthening its collection of African American Art with the acquisition of...
Updated at 12:24 p.m. ET Beltway denizens heading to work on Thursday were forced to contemplate something inevitable but which no one expected anytime soon: the possibility of a Washington without Sen. John McCain. McCain, the irascible old living legend. McCain, the Vietnam War hero. McCain, the globe-trotting State Department of one. McCain, the outspoken hawk who championed American troops — and Pentagon spending — and also pilloried the defense contractors he felt let them all down....
FOOD & DINING
It's July in New Orleans, which means two things: scorching temperatures and the hottest event in the spirits world -- Tales of the Cocktail ! On this week's show, we look at the annual summertime conference that brings the international cocktail scene to the Crescent City.