MARDI GRAS

Mallory Falk / WWNO

Uptown Construction Won't Affect Parade Routes (Too Much)

Uptown New Orleans is pretty much one big construction site. And a lot of that construction is happening along parade routes. How will the city's major drainage project affect Mardi Gras?
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UNPRISONED: STORIES FROM THE SYSTEM

Waiting for traffic court at the New Orleans Mission.
Cheryl Gerber / Unprisoned

With so many homeless caught up in the criminal justice system, New Orleans holds court at a shelter

Our ongoing series Unprisoned has been bringing you stories of how mass incarceration affects New Orleans. Last time, we learned about New Orleans Municipal Court, the largest criminal court in Louisiana. Today, we follow Municipal Court to the New Orleans Mission — where a large number of homeless people who are facing municipal charges are being served directly.
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NPR NEWS

Sorry, Sushi Burrito: Japanese Program Certifies Authentic Cuisine

Out for dinner with a group of friends, Christina Dierkes, a science writer with Ohio Sea Grant in Columbus, was feeling adventurous. It took some steely courage to order the Caribbean Roll at Mr. Sushi's. Not so much for the tuna and avocado on the inside — that's a combination that's appealing to many of us. But the tuna sushi in this spectacularly Americanized roll is topped with a deep-fried banana, honey, mayonnaise and a generous dash of coconut crumbs. Yum?"It wasn't awful," Dierkes sa...
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Photo Credit: Shannon Gleespen

This week on Inside the Arts, the greatest free show on earth is well underway...Mardi Gras 2016 is here! 

We'll listen to the sounds of Mardi Gras,check out what's good to eat on the street and check in with artists who are making carnival float art available for public collection. We’ll also scream for beads and dance till we drop. Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

This week on the Reading Life: Sunil Yapa, author of The Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, and young adult author Ruta Sepetys, author of Salt to the Sea.

**Lagniappe Audio**

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer pays tribute to the late Dan Hicks and Bob Elliott.  Also, Clintonsomething: Post-Iowa, Our Freedom-Loving Friends, News of the Warm, The Apologies of the Week, Follow the Dollar, News of the Atom, and more!

Continuum presents excerpts from the medieval Play of Robin and Marion (Jeu de Robin et Marion). It is the earliest secular play with music, written in around 1282 to 1283, and is the most famous work of Adam de la Halle (1220-1288).

Mallory Falk / WWNO

Uptown New Orleans is pretty much one big construction site. And a lot of that construction is happening along parade routes. How will the city's major drainage project affect Mardi Gras?

Ian McNulty / WWNO

As parades roll and people hit the streets for Carnival revelry, street food blossoms everywhere.

Cityscapes: New Orleans Almost Had A Monorail

Feb 4, 2016

Every month WWNO News Director Eve Troeh talks to Tulane Professor of Geography Richard Campanella about his column "Cityscapes" in NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. This installment is focused on a late-1950s transportation project, a futuristic monorail that came close to getting city approval.

Zoe Hughes / University of New Orleans

A professor at the University of New Orleans has received a grant to study marshes. The research will compare wetlands in Louisiana with those on the east coast.

Peter Ricchiuti.
Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

Did you know that more people are scared of public speaking than are scared of heights or spiders? And that, when asked, people rank fear of public speaking as even greater than fear of commitment? Think about that. Many of us are more scared of standing up in front of strangers for 5 minutes than committing to a relationship for a lifetime.

Tulane doctors are conducting health screenings today and tomorrow for former NFL players during Super Bowl week festivities. Many players don’t keep up with medical care after leaving the league.

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OUT TO LUNCH

Peter Ricchiuti.
Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

Out To Lunch: Yes You Can

Did you know that more people are scared of public speaking than are scared of heights or spiders? And that, when asked, people rank fear of public speaking as even greater than fear of commitment? Think about that. Many of us are more scared of standing up in front of strangers for 5 minutes than committing to a relationship for a lifetime.
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CLASSICAL MUSIC

Classical Music on WWNO

Beautiful classical music, from traditional to contemporary, on Classical WWNO.

LE SHOW

Le Show For The Week Of Feb. 7, 2016

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer pays tribute to the late Dan Hicks and Bob Elliott. Also, Clintonsomething: Post-Iowa, Our Freedom-Loving Friends, News of the Warm, The Apologies of the Week, Follow the Dollar, News of the Atom, and more!
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