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Reggie Morris

Louisiana Eats: Mardi Gras Madness!

It’s Carnival time in Louisiana! On this week's show, we're talking Mardi Gras traditions with newcomers and locals alike. To begin, we learn some surprises about the Krewe of Mid-City, a very local parading organization that is about to be graced by an expected king and queen. Originally from Minnesota, business moguls Duane and Susan Hoff are the owners of Fantesca Estate and Winery in Napa Valley. About to take their thrones, we visit with Duane and Susan to find out how they came to reign over this community-focused krewe.

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The Listening Posts Asks: What Do You Think About New Immigration Policies?

The Trump administration is denying refugees and immigrants from certain Muslim-majority countries entry to the United States. Trump’s also calling for local law enforcement to help detain undocumented immigrants for deportation. Mayor Landrieu has stated the “NOPD will not be coerced into joining Trump’s deportation army.” This month the Listening Post team asked folks around New Orleans about Mayor Landrieu’s response to the immigration policies that President Trump rolled out in his first...

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New Orleans And The Hard Work Of Pushing Down The Murder Rate

Murders are on the rise in the United States. The national murder rate jumped dramatically in 2015, and early indications are that it rose again in 2016, though official numbers aren't available yet. But most Americans aren't seeing this increase because most of it is being driven by surges in violence in a handful of cities , such as Chicago and New Orleans. New Orleans is an especially disappointing case because the city had made significant progress in pushing down its murder rate....

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Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
American Routes

Each week, American Routes brings you Shortcuts, a sneak peek at our upcoming show. This week for Carnival Season, we bring you a bit of the action from the streets. We’ll catch up with Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and his followers on Mardi Gras Day.

Ian McNulty

Some of the city's old-guard restaurants hold heralded places in Carnival tradition, and king cakes have been glittering extra brightly lately as chefs and bakers around New Orleans put their own stamp on its form and flavors.   

But, when it comes to keeping people going through the long haul of Carnival, the heavy lifting often falls to much more humble fare from unsung suppliers. These are the grocery stores, the delis and the specialty caterers of New Orleans, businesses that work at fever pitch once the parade season reaches its prime time. 

Disability Pride Festival Celebrates Beauty in Difference

Feb 23, 2017
NOLA Disability Pride Festival

On March 25, there will be a new festival rolling into town. It's the NOLA Disability Pride Festival, which is a one-day celebration for the disability community of Greater New Orleans. NolaVie's Kelley Crawford spoke with two of the festival's founding organizers, Jane Rhea Vernier of the Quirky Citizens Alliance, and Pamela Fisher of the Advocacy Center.

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The Trump administration is denying refugees and immigrants from certain Muslim-majority countries entry to the United States. Trump’s also calling for local law enforcement to help detain undocumented immigrants for deportation. Mayor Landrieu has stated the “NOPD will not be coerced into joining Trump’s deportation army.”

Jessica Rosgaard / WWNO

Senator Bill Cassidy held the first of five Louisiana town hall meetings Tuesday night in Livingston Parish. As WWNO’s Jessica Rosgaard reports, the audience of about 300 people asked questions about flood recovery and the policies of the Trump administration.

Duane And Susan Hoff
Reggie Morris

It’s Carnival time in Louisiana! On this week's show, we're talking Mardi Gras traditions with newcomers and locals alike. 

To begin, we learn some surprises about the Krewe of Mid-City, a very local parading organization that is about to be graced by an expected king and queen. Originally from Minnesota, business moguls Duane and Susan Hoff are the owners of Fantesca Estate and Winery in Napa Valley. About to take their thrones, we visit with Duane and Susan to find out how they came to reign over this community-focused krewe.

This week on Inside the Arts, a new exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art about another city surrounded by water and famous throughout the world for its celebration of Mardi Gras. We look at the pageantry of Venetian life through paintings, Carnival masks and other treasures.

Then, the Mystic Krewe of Nyx rolls with legendary Soul Queen of New Orleans- Irma Thomas as Grand Marshall.

And, another celebration is brewing post-Mardi Gras…India Fest kicks off March 5th at NOMA.

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Last month, the New Orleans City Council's Community Development committee introduced an ordinance implementing a city wide rental registry beginning in January 2018. The ordinance, sponsored by Latoya Cantrell and Jason Williams, will require rentals to meet a check list of health and safety requirements before the property can be rented out. 

Maxwell Ciardullo, Director of Policy & Communications at the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, joins us to talk more about the "Healthy Homes Ordinance".

This week on The Reading Life: Melissa Daggett, the author of an illuminating new book, Spiritualism in 19th Century New Orleans: The History of Henry Louis Rey.  Alison Alsup and Tom Andes talk about the New Orleans Writers Workshop offerings, and Rodger Kamenetz, author of The History of Last Night's Dream, invites us to a dream workshop sponsored by the School for Contemplative Living.

A camerman captures a Louisiana high school basketball tournament (New Orleans girls beat Baton Rouge!). His is one of many thousands of jobs created by the NBA All-Star Game.
Jason Saul / WWNO

WWNO’s Jason Saul spoke with Jay Cicero, President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, about the impact of the NBA All-Star Game on our region. And what is a sports foundation, anyway?

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Beautiful classical music, from traditional to contemporary, on Classical 104.9

Tell Us Why You Love WWNO!

I Love WWNO! Once Upon a Time there was a listener (you) who lovingly and regularly tuned into their dearest public radio station (us), and it was an immediate “happily ever after” situation from then onward. This Valentine’s Day, New Orleans Public Radio is launching its first ever “I Love WWNO” campaign to help raise awareness about the importance of public radio, and to promote the value it has in our community.

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LE SHOW

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Le Show For The Week Of Feb. 19, 2017

This week on Le Show, Harry has News of the Olympic Movement, News of Inspector's General, News of the Warm, News from Outside the Bubbl, News of the Godly, the Apologies of the Week, plus another episode of The Appresidentice, and more.

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