EDUCATION DESK

Cypress Academy leaders shocked parents when they announced three days before the end of the school year that they won't be reopening in the fall.
Jess Clark / WWNO - New Orleans Public Radio

Cypress Academy Announces Closure, Leaves Parents Scrambling

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.

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ALL THINGS NEW ORLEANS

All Things New Orleans: May 17, 2018

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.

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Trump Demands Review Of Russia Investigation Surveillance Tactics

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...

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On Tuesday the Legislature starts its second special session this year. Lawmakers will attempt to address the state's nearly $650-million budget shortfall. The question is: How will they agree to raise revenue?

Cypress Academy leaders shocked parents when they announced three days before the end of the school year that they won't be reopening in the fall.
Jess Clark / WWNO - New Orleans Public Radio

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. 

"Members, we have reported to the Senate that the House is prepared to Sine Die," Rep. Bob Hensgens (R-Abbeville) announced on the House floor Friday.  With that, the Louisiana Legislature ended the regular session two weeks ahead of schedule. They'll be back to work Tuesday for a special session on the budget and taxes. 

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Victor Harris, Rachel Breunlin, and JeffreyEhrenreich, creators of the beautiful book, “Fire in the Hole: The Spirit Work of Fi-Yi-Yi and the Mandingo Warriors.”

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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.

Continuum this week presents part two of a program devoted to music from Ottaviano Petrucci's historic music publication, "Harmonice Musices Odhecaton," the first printed sheet music document, published in 1501. Petrucci (1466-1530) was the first to publish a collection of printed music of the period using movable type. Included in the selections are chansons, frottole, popular Italian dances & sacred music from that printed collection. Recordings used are: Petrucci - The First Printer of Music (N.Y. Pro Musica) - Copy of LP Decca DL 79435 and Praetorious / Susato (N.Y.

Jessica Rosgaard / WWNO

The Capitol Access Recap is your weekly review of what happened in the state Legislature.

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This week on the Coastal News Roundup, the state gets more money to figure out how to stop the invasive bug killing the coastal marsh. Plus, two state legislators get into bar fight over coastal restoration.

 

Tristan Baurick from Nola.com/The Times-Picayune breaks down the week in coastal news with WWNO’s Travis Lux.

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. 

You may have already heard that our local All Things Considered host, Janae Pierre, is leaving for a new job with WBHM in Birmingham, Alabama. We on the staff of New Orleans Public Radio have known about her impending departure for awhile, but we are all so sad to see her go that we’ve each avoided stepping up to write her "going away" story.  Now, however, we can avoid it no longer!

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Le Show For the Week of May 20, 2018

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.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life With Victor Harris, Rachel Breunlin And Jeffrey Ehrenreich

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.”

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FOOD & DINING

A Louisiana crawfish boil is a hands-on affair. Keep those cell phones in your pocket.
Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: At Crawfish Boils, Cell Phone Fixation Finally Takes a Breather

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.

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