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An illustration from the Draft 2017 Coastal Master Plan, showing how many residential structures may be eligible for voluntary buyouts in specific areas.
Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

In Coastal Louisiana, Home Buyouts Raise Questions And Fears

Under Louisiana’s new coastal "Master Plan", more than twenty-four hundred homes may be offered voluntary buyouts by the state. That’s because officials no longer believe these properties—more than a third of them on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain—can be protected from catastrophic storms and flooding.

This is a lot for people to get their heads around. Buyouts usually happen after a storm...but these buyouts aim to prevent future damage. So WWNO’s Ryan Kailath brokered a...

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The Reading Life With Tim Gautreaux

This week on The Reading Life: One of Louisiana's finest fiction writers and teachers, now a professor emeritus at Southeastern Louisiana University, Tim Gautreaux. His smart, funny collection, Signals: New and Selected Stories, will having you falling in love with his distinctive Louisiana sensibility all over again.

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Food As Medicine: It's Not Just A Fringe Idea Anymore

Several times a month, you can find a doctor in the aisles of Ralph's market in Huntington Beach, Calif., wearing a white coat and helping people learn about food. On one recent day, this doctor was Daniel Nadeau, wandering the cereal aisle with Allison Scott, giving her some ideas on how to feed kids who studiously avoid anything that tastes healthy. "Have you thought about trying smoothies in the morning?" he asks her. "The frozen blueberries and raspberries are a little cheaper, and...

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An illustration from the Draft 2017 Coastal Master Plan, showing how many residential structures may be eligible for voluntary buyouts in specific areas.
Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

Under Louisiana’s new coastal "Master Plan", more than twenty-four hundred homes may be offered voluntary buyouts by the state. That’s because officials no longer believe these properties—more than a third of them on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain—can be protected from catastrophic storms and flooding.

This week on Inside the Arts, internationally acclaimed artist Mickalene Thomas is headed for the Crescent City.  Tulane's Newcomb Museum of Art will host her first solo exhibit in New Orleans... Waiting on Prime-Time Star.  Find out what First Lady Michelle Obama and Solange have in common with this artist.

Then, a new work from ArtSpot Productions and Jeff Becker takes a look at what's happened in the decade since Katrina in Sea of Common Catastrophe.

This week on The Reading Life: One of Louisiana's finest fiction writers and teachers, now a professor emeritus at Southeastern Louisiana University, Tim Gautreaux. His smart, funny collection, Signals: New and Selected Stories, will having you falling in love with his distinctive Louisiana sensibility all over again.

This week on All Things New Orleans, we’ll introduce a new monthly segment called “Takin it to the Streets” with writer and videographer, Big Red Cotton.

WWNO’s Eve Troeh talks with Cityscapes columnist Richard Campanella about New Orleans’ building styles.

And UNO’s Dr. John Alan Williams shares information about the Louisiana Tourism Forecast; particularly visitors and total spending in New Orleans for 2016-2019.

Harry Shearer
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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.

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Terrance Simien
American Routes

American Routes Shortcuts: Terrance Simien

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...

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Le Show For The Week Of Jan. 15, 2017

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.

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