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...
ALL THINGS NEW ORLEANS
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!
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...
FOOD & DINING
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.
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!