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Coastal Research To Be Funded With BP Settlement Money

Much of the money the state plans to get through the BP oil spill settlement will go toward big construction projects -- building barrier islands and levees. Some of that money is reserved for coastal research projects, and the first projects have been announced. One of the big ways the scientific research gets done on the coast is through specific projects. The state or the feds have money for a project -- like a barrier island -- and they might ask scientists to look into something for them...

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ALL THINGS NEW ORLEANS

All Things New Orleans: June 22, 2017

This week on All Things New Orleans we'll discuss a new report revealing the high cost of living in the city with Cashuana Hill, Executive Director of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. Then we'll share another story from Bring Your Own , our live story-telling series. And Marvel Live will take over the Smoothie King Center this weekend; we'll chat with one of their strongest superheroes!

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CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare. The long-awaited plan marks a big step toward achieving one of the Republican Party's major goals. The Senate proposal is broadly similar to the bill passed by House Republicans last month, with a few notable differences. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has been criticized for drafting the bill in secret with just a dozen Republican Senate colleagues, says...

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This week on All Things New Orleans we'll discuss a new report revealing the high cost of living in the city with Cashuana Hill, Executive Director of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. Then we'll share another story from Bring Your Own, our live story-telling series. 

And Marvel Live will take over the Smoothie King Center this weekend; we'll chat with one of their strongest superheroes! 

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Much of the money the state plans to get through the BP oil spill settlement will go toward big construction projects -- building barrier islands and levees.

 

Some of that money is reserved for coastal research projects, and the first projects have been announced.

 

One of the big ways the scientific research gets done on the coast is through specific projects. The state or the feds have money for a project -- like a barrier island -- and they might ask scientists to look into something for them.

American Routes Shortcuts: Catherine Russell

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Each week, American Routes brings you Shortcuts, a sneak peek at our upcoming show. This week we feature blues singer Catherine Russell. Her dad was Louis Armstrong’s musical director and her mom was bassist for the International Sweethearts of Rhythm.  Here’s Catherine on her musical upbringing and the canon of female-fronted blues.

Parleaux Beer Lab is a new addition to the New Orleans craft brewing scene.
Ian McNulty

You can call this one where’ya drink. And if you're a beer lover in New Orleans, these days the answer is a lot more likely to be this: local.

The names of Louisiana beers now line restaurant menus. Their tap handles sprout from the draft clusters at dives and fancy lounges alike. And these local beers flow from the breweries’ own tap rooms, where they’re available to sip on site, right there at the brewery.     

Momma Tried

Theo Eliezer and Micah Learned of Momma Tried magazine are taking print media to a new level. Momma Tried is an interdisciplinary art project that you can literally hold in your hands. The magazine asks its readers to question, to experiment, and even to laugh at the world around us. Co-creators Theo Eliezer and Micah Learned joined NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford in the studio just before the release of their newest issue.

Andre Paultre

In this edition of TriPod Xtras, host Laine Kaplan-Levenson sits down with WWNO’s Janae Pierre to talk about a recent trip to Haiti, the end of TriPod’s second season, and a look at season three. To see photos from Laine’s reporting trip to Haiti, follow TriPod on Instagram at @TriPodnola. You can also tweet your favorite episodes at @tripodnola, and we’ll re-air them this summer, and give you a special shoutout! New TriPod xtras will be released between season 2 and season 3, but on the podcast only, so make sure you subscribe to the TriPod podcast wherever you get your podcasts. 

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Gaydreaming'

Jun 21, 2017
Claire Bangser / Bring Your Own

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have seven minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

National Weather Service (NWS)

The National Weather Service (NWS) lifted its tropical storm warning the the New Orleans metro area this morning. But Mayor Mitch Landrieu says we could still feel the storm’s effects.

 

“We’re not in the clear yet,” he says.

 

The city is still under a tornado watch until 7pm Wednesday, and the NWS expects three to six inches of additional rain over the next two days.

 

If that rain falls in a very short amount of time, the city could experience localized flooding.

Photo Credit: Michael Polumbo

This week on Inside the Arts, Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane University kicks off its 50th Anniversary season with Irving Berlin’s ‘Annie Get Your Gun’.

We talk with director/choreographer Diane Lala and actress Katie Howe who plays Annie. 

Travis Lux / WWNO

Cities and parishes across the coast are bracing for the potential impact of Tropical Storm Cindy and urging citizens to stay safe

 

The National Hurricane Center says heavy rainfall and flooding are the biggest threats posed by this storm system. Cindy could drop anywhere from three to 12 inches over the next few days, with the heaviest rainfall expected Wednesday and Thursday. Areas areas along coast could see up to three feet of flooding.

 

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T-shirts worn by Lost Cat Hot Tamale Company vendors in Greenville, Mississippi
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Louisiana Eats: Delta Hot Tamales

On this week’s show, we travel to Greenville, Mississippi for their annual Delta Hot Tamale Festival . We begin by speaking with author Julia Reed , who participates as the festival’s official Pizzazz Consultant. Julia’s writing has graced the pages of Newsweek , The Wall Street Journal, Vogue Magazine and Garden and Gun . She shares memories of the very first Hot Tamale Festival and the significance of the hot tamale in the Mississippi Delta.

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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 Jun. 18, 2017

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer Reads the Trades , and is thanked by his radio staff, plus Karzai Talk , News of the Olympic Movemen t, Our Freedom-Loving Friends , News of the Atom , Let Us Try , News from Outside the Bubble , The Apologies of the Week , and more!

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