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Supporters of the leadership at Bethune and Baby Ben cheer for a student who urged the OPSB to grant Bethune's current leadership a charter.
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Bethune, Baby Ben Elementary Schools Get The Green Light To Charter

Superintendent Henderson Lewis says Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary and Benjamin Franklin Elementary are ready to become charter schools. Lewis' approval of the schools' plans mean next year, there will likely remain just one traditional public school in the district. Bethune and Benjamin Franklin Elementary are some of the last schools that the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) runs directly. Nearly all the rest are charter schools, which receive public dollars, but are run by private,...

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INSIDE THE ARTS

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Inside The Arts: Miss Bennet-Christmas At Pemberley, Journey Of Dreamers, Ashé Milestone

This week on Inside the Arts, Southern Rep Theatre continues its run of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a holiday romance billed as an imagined sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Then, Mélange Dance Company presents Journey of Dreamers. It's an original contemporary dance production exploring the American Dream. And, the Ashé Cultural Arts Center gears up a for major milestone, its 20th Anniversary. Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

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'Black Votes Matter': African-Americans Propel Jones To Alabama Win

When Sen.-elect Doug Jones, D-Ala., addressed his cheering supporters Tuesday night in Birmingham, Ala., one of his first shout-outs went to his African-American supporters. As well it should have. Black voters made up 29 percent of the electorate in Alabama's special Senate election, according to exit polling . That percentage is slightly more than the percentage of Black voters in the state who turned out for Barack Obama in 2012 . And a full 96 percent of Black voters in Alabama Tuesday...

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This week on Inside the Arts, Southern Rep Theatre continues its run of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a holiday romance billed as an imagined sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Then, Mélange Dance Company presents Journey of Dreamers. It's an original contemporary dance production exploring the American Dream.

And, the Ashé Cultural Arts Center gears up a for major milestone, its 20th Anniversary. 

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

This year, WWNO and Classical 104.9 share an awesome schedule of holiday programs! Music and stories to inspire and entertain, including the festival of nine lessons and carols from Cambridge England, and the New Year's Day concert from Vienna. Happy Holidays!

Supporters of the leadership at Bethune and Baby Ben cheer for a student who urged the OPSB to grant Bethune's current leadership a charter.
Jess Clark / WWNO

Superintendent Henderson Lewis says Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary and Benjamin Franklin Elementary are ready to become charter schools. Lewis' approval of the schools' plans mean next year, there will likely remain just one traditional public school in the district.

 

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Tulane University professor Joel Dinerstein, whose new study of cool -- "The Origins of Cool in Postwar America" -- goes back to its start. Chris Champagne, author of Secret New Orleans, a guide to some wonderful and unexpected sights, describes his travels around the city.

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This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer looks at The Year in Rebuke with Clintonsomething, The Ballad of Bowling Green, Karzai Talk, Made in America: David Muir's Hairstyle, Re-accommodating, Your Least Untruthful Answer, It's a Smart World, Chris Wallace pivots to standup on Fox News Sunday, The Apologies of the Week, and more!

English singer, lutenist, guitarist and composer Martin Best is the subject of this Continuum program. He has been active in early music since the mid 1970s with special emphasis on Renaissance music and minstrel songs of the French troubadours and trouveres.

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On this week's show, we’re sharing stories from modern day hunters and gatherers.

We begin on the forest floor with Danlyn Brennan, who has spent her life foraging wild edibles. Her passion for wild craft is clear yet complicated by a desire to keep her methods and locations hidden. 

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This week on the Coastal News Roundup: Texas wants to buy Louisiana’s water, coastal cities face credit downgrades, and new research on how when ice sheets melt, sea levels rise unevenly across the globe.

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, Grammy Award winner Randy Newman chats with WWNO's Paul Maassen about his music and time in the crescent city. Then, New Orleans socialite and party promoter, Larry Morrow stops by to talk about his new book entitled, "All Bets On Me". 

American Routes Shortcuts: Trombone Shorty

Dec 8, 2017
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American Routes

This week on American Routes Shortcuts, we talk to New Orleans senior statesmen Trombone Shorty, who began playing music in Treme at age four. Trombone Shorty chose to be a musical journeyman instead of seeking to attend the prestigious Juilliard School of Music. Since then, the 31-year-old has brought his distinctive style of New Orleans music all over the world.

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Le Show For The Week Of Dec. 10, 2017

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer looks at The Year in Rebuke with Clintonsomething , The Ballad of Bowling Green , Karzai Talk , Made in America: David Muir's Hairstyle , Re-accommodating , Your Least Untruthful Answer, It's a Smart World , Chris Wallace pivots to standup on Fox News Sunday , The Apologies of the Week , and more!

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