RECOVERY

Wallis Watkins / WWNO

Livingston Parish Schools Still Recovering Post-Flood

Over a third of the public schools in Livingston Parish were damaged by the flooding in Southeast Louisiana last August. While some of those schools have been repaired, others still haven't been able to reopen - like Southside Junior High School, where classes began this new year at a new site - for now. Wallis Watkins reports. As students settle into Mr. Ivy’s 8th grade Louisiana History class, Principal Wes Partin makes morning announcements. “We want to welcome all our students back and we...

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DINING OUT

King cakes have become a popular cultural icon in New Orleans, though some still look for the satisfaction of an old classic style.
Ian McNulty

Where Y'Eat: The Quest For A King Cake Classic

King cakes have been popular in New Orleans for a long time. But not this popular. Something has changed. King cake has become a cultural statement, one of those emblems of pride that New Orleans uses to celebrate itself. King cake is the Saints fleur-de-lis of food. You live it, you wear it, you rally around it.

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Maybe Teaching Special Ed Doesn't Have To Be So Hard

This time last year, Stephanie Johnson was miserable. She was in her third year teaching special education at a junior high school in Lindon, Utah, about 40 minutes south of Salt Lake City. On the outside it looked like she was doing great. Her classes ran smoothly, students loved her, parents loved her, but like many special education teachers, inside she felt as though she was drowning. She said she thought about leaving all the time: "I don't know how to describe it, it's just so much work...

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Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer / Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show Harry Shearer debuts a new feature, takes a look at the News of the Olympic Movement, News Outside the Bubble, News of Inspector's General, News of AFPAC, and has the Apologies of the Week, Karzai Talk, great music and more.

What did Mozart’s music sound like to him when it was performed during his life time? This Continuum program attempts to answer the question. A few contemporary performers have researched what Mozart may have heard. This program presents performances by some of these contemporaries.

Terrance Simien
American Routes

Each week, American Routes brings you Shortcuts, a sneak peek at the upcoming episode. Zydeco Accordionist and Creole culture advocate Terrance Simien has been a world traveler with his south la music. Terrance Simien brought country zydeco to the public with the popular urban New Orleans film, the big easy in the late 1980s. 20 years later, Terrance’s advocacy was responsible for the creation of the Grammy award category, for best zydeco or Cajun album. And he won the Grammy that year, for this recording: Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, Live Worldwide.

King cakes have become a popular cultural icon in New Orleans, though some still look for the satisfaction of an old classic style.
Ian McNulty

King cakes have been popular in New Orleans for a long time. But not this popular. Something has changed.

King cake has become a cultural statement, one of those emblems of pride that New Orleans uses to celebrate itself. King cake is the Saints fleur-de-lis of food. You live it, you wear it, you rally around it.

Wallis Watkins / WWNO

Over a third of the public schools in Livingston Parish were damaged by the flooding in Southeast Louisiana last August. While some of those schools have been repaired, others still haven't been able to reopen - like Southside Junior High School, where classes began this new year at a new site - for now. Wallis Watkins reports.

As students settle into Mr. Ivy’s 8th grade Louisiana History class, Principal Wes Partin makes morning announcements.

“We want to welcome all our students back and we’re looking forward to a great spring semester here at our school."

Peter Ricchiuti and guests on this week's Out to Lunch.
Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

One of the topics in the national debate these days is trade. Meaning imports and exports. On Out to lunch, Peter and his guests take a look at two of the most obscure imports into the United States, and New Orleans. One from Britain, the other from Italy.

Kelley Crawford / NolaVie

Often when we think about architecture, we think about walls, structures, and enclosed spaces. But Bryan C. Lee, Jr, an architect and educator, goes beyond these boundaries by bringing in knowledge from the environment and community around him. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford spoke with Bryan about designing for social justice and his new course at Bard Early College in New Orleans.

Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.
 

Quarantine Station in Algiers La.
The Historic New Orleans Collection, acc. no. 1995.19 / Historic New Orleans Collection

TriPod New Orleans at 300 returns with Part I of a two-part series about a World War II era internment camp in Algiers that held those suspicious of affiliations with axis powers.

This week on Inside the Arts, Alexander the Great makes a colorful splash in the 9th Ward just in time for Carnival. We catch up with artist Morgan Molthrop and CANO executive director Jeanne Nathan.

This week on The Reading Life: Poet Jerry Ward, whose new book is Fractal Song. We’ll also hear from novelists Jami Attenberg and Adrian Van Young about the Writers Resist event coming up January 15, with great New Orleans writers reading from the work of such inspiring figures as James Baldwin, Angela Davis, Allen Ginsberg, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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TRIPOD: NEW ORLEANS @ 300

Quarantine Station in Algiers La.
The Historic New Orleans Collection, acc. no. 1995.19 / Historic New Orleans Collection

The WWII Internment Camp, 'Camp Algiers', Part I

TriPod New Orleans at 300 returns with Part I of a two-part series about a World War II era internment camp in Algiers that held those suspicious of affiliations with axis powers. Marilyn Miller stands outside the U.S. Border Patrol Station in Algiers. The entire Gulf Coast arm of the U.S. Border Patrol is managed out of the site. Marilyn’s an Associate Professor of Caribbean and Latin American Studies at Tulane University. She’s interested in how this U.S. Border Patrol facility, right on...

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CLASSICAL MUSIC

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

LE SHOW

Harry Shearer
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Le Show For The Week Of Jan. 8, 2017

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: The Appresidentice: Episode 3 , Clintonsomething: Going to the Inauguration? , News of the Warm , Read the Trades , News of Microplastics , The Apologies of the Week , and more!

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