EDUCATION DESK

Start Of School Year Brings More Schools Under Local Control

Summer break is over. This month, kids across New Orleans are trading swimsuits and morning cartoons for fresh notebooks and unsharpened pencils. For nine schools that used to be in the state's Recovery School District, going back to the classroom also means going back to the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB). By next year, all Recovery schools will be back under parish control.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life With Anne Gisleson

This week on The Reading Life: New Orleans essayist and New Orleans Center for Creative Arts teacher Anne Gisleson talks about her powerful new memoir, "The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading. " After you turn the last page, you'll be ready to form your own Existential Crisis Reading Group!

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As Jazz Fest Looks At 50, What Keeps It Alive?

At 46, Ben Jaffe is almost exactly the same age as Jazz Fest. Like a lot of New Orleans natives, he has memories of the annual event stretching back to childhood, though his experience is a little more rarefied than most. "That's where I got to sit on Fats Domino 's lap and then hear him play," he says. It's where I heard Allen Toussaint play for the first time as a child. It was the first time I heard live hip-hop — I think it was like 1981 or '82, and it was Grandmaster Flash and the...

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This week on Inside the Arts, we catch up with comic writer and educator Dante Anthony Fuoco. The millennial who moved to New Orleans post-Katrina explores an uncomfortable question, "How can young white people put down roots in a city that's maybe better off without them?" His one-man comic show, Transplant, continues its run in the St. Claude Arts District.

Then, writer/performer Butch Caire joins us as he gears up for a nostalgic look at classic New Orleans R&B in the JPAS production, The Songs of Blueberry Hill in Concert.

This week on The Reading Life: New Orleans essayist and New Orleans Center for Creative Arts teacher Anne Gisleson talks about her powerful new memoir, "The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading." After you turn the last page, you'll be ready to form your own Existential Crisis Reading Group!

Summer break is over. This month, kids across New Orleans are trading swimsuits and morning cartoons for fresh notebooks and unsharpened pencils. For nine schools that used to be in the state's Recovery School District, going back to the classroom also means going back to the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB). By next year, all Recovery schools will be back under parish control.


Live Blog -- Total Solar Eclipse Crosses The U.S.

Aug 21, 2017

It is indeed dark during the day as a total solar eclipse makes its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Eleven states are in the path of total darkness. Follow the astronomical phenomenon's journey across America along with NPR journalists and others experiencing the eclipse.

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This week on Le Show: Dr. Bill: Bannon vs. Ivanka, We Tortured Some FolksNews of NiceCorps, Our Freedom-Loving Friends, News of Microplastics, The Apologies of the Week, and more!

Neo-Medieval is a term used by modern-day musicians who perform medieval music in a purely contemporary style. One thing this could mean is the possibility of using contemporary instruments and not the ones in use at the time of composition. Also, vocal selections could be extended to elongated elaborated interpretations of the original music. This Continuum presents three modern day American ensembles performing early music in the Neo-Medieval style.

From left to right: Dr. Linda Shiue, Poppy Tooker, Natasha MacAller, and Dr. Geeta Maker-Clark
Joe Shriner / Louisiana Eats

On this week's show, we meet some individuals who are doing their part to make the world a better place through food. 

 

We begin with the remarkable story of JoAnn Clevenger of the Upperline Restaurant. While she is known first and foremost for her beloved restaurant, JoAnn has taken on many different endeavors over the years, all with the unifying purpose of bringing people together.

Sunny and the Sunliners
American Routes

Each week, American Routes brings you Shortcuts, a sneak peak at our upcoming show. This week, we hung out with members of San Antonio’s Sunny and the Sunliners.

Buffalo oysters are topped with blue cheese at Felix's in the French Quarter.
Ian McNulty

The longer this summer stretches on, the more I find I have oysters on my mind. Someday fall will arrive, peak oyster season will be close behind and this hot, rainy summer will be in the history books.

But I can't wait that long. This summer has been a rough one already, and I'm ready for a taste of one of the real blessings of living in Louisiana: the prodigious oyster harvest.

The City of New Orleans has issued a heat advisory for Thursday. City health officials are warning residents to stay in air-conditioned areas and avoid unnecessary sun exposure. The advisory runs until 9 p.m. Officials say the heat and humidity in the greater New Orleans area could push the heat index up to 110 degrees.

City officials say people needing shelter overnight will be accepted at the following locations, under the following conditions:

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FOOD & DINING

From left to right: Dr. Linda Shiue, Poppy Tooker, Natasha MacAller, and Dr. Geeta Maker-Clark
Joe Shriner / Louisiana Eats

Louisiana Eats: Hospitality For The Mind, Body And Soul

On this week's show, we meet some individuals who are doing their part to make the world a better place through food. We begin with the remarkable story of JoAnn Clevenger of the Upperline Restaurant . While she is known first and foremost for her beloved restaurant, JoAnn has taken on many different endeavors over the years, all with the unifying purpose of bringing people together.

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WWNO's Travel Krewe Is Going To Bella Italia

Join WWNO New Orleans Public Radio, and a like-minded group of curious travelers for a journey rich in the art, architecture, food, wine, and music of la bella Italia.

LE SHOW

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Le Show For The Week Of Aug. 20, 2017

This week on Le Show: Dr. Bill: Bannon vs. Ivanka , We Tortured Some Folks , News of NiceCorps , Our Freedom-Loving Friends , News of Microplastics , The Apologies of the Week , and more!

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