On Sunday night, just three days before the end of the school year, Jenny Schecter got a text from a friend saying their kids' charter school, Cypress Academy , was closing. "My husband and I opened up the computer, read the email, and I just immediately started crying," Schecter said.
ALL THINGS NEW ORLEANS
On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans our education reporter, Jess Clark, chats with author Walter C. Stern about his new book " Race and Education in New Orleans ". Then, we'll discuss the medical marijuana program in Texas with Morris Denton, CEO of Compassionate Cultivation . And later, Jessica Rosgaard checks in with Cityscapes columnist Richard Campanella.
President Trump says that, on Monday, he will order an investigation into whether the FBI and the Department of Justice "infiltrated or surveilled" his campaign "for political purposes," potentially setting up a showdown between the president and his intelligence and law enforcement agencies. "I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes - and if any...
This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer interviews Orange County Register sports enterprise/investigative reporter, Scott Reid, about abuses at USA Swimming. Also: News of the Olympic Movement , The Apologies of the Week , and new song from Derek Smalls, and the Le Show Torture Playlist.
THE READING LIFE
This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Victor Harris, Rachel Breunlin, and Jeffrey Ehrenreich , creators of the beautiful book, “Fire in the Hole: The Spirit Work of Fi-Yi-Yi and the Mandingo Warriors.”
FOOD & DINING
Crawfish give us so much. Good flavor, an excuse to gather, a chance to bask in the seasonal food glories of south Louisiana. Well, I’m adding one more blessing to the pile – a crawfish boil creates a temporary sanctuary from the cell phone.