MUSIC

Gus Bennett Jr.

All Things New Orleans: Tank and The Bangas

This week on All Things New Orleans we had a chat with NPR's Tiny Desk Contest winner, Tank and The Bangas. The New Orleans band is known for their culmination of R&B and Funk with Rock, atop the vocals and poetic power of lead singer, Tarriona "Tank" Ball. Here at WWNO, we don't have a "Tiny Desk" but our studio is equipped with a digital piano. Before recording the interview, Tank and keyboard Banga, Merell Burkett played around for a minute and here's what it sounds like. Follow Tank...

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FOOD & DINING

The fried seafood boat at Morton's Seafood in Madisonville.
Ian McNulty

Where Y'Eat: The Seafood Boat Sails On At Old Fashioned New Orleans Eateries

The seafood boat is not a po-boy , and it’s different from a seafood platter. It belongs to its own niche. It flies brazenly in the face of modern low-carb diets, but survives at a handful of eateries. It can kindle cravings in those with a nostalgic bent, and maybe event those who enjoy a little spectacle with their supper.

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Amy Scott

Colleges try to reassure international students

Indiana State University in Terre Haute is typically pretty deserted during spring break. But on a cold afternoon earlier this month, several dozen international students gathered for lunch in the student union. “I feel for you, and the fact that you’re here at Indiana State University and not in a warmer climate,” Chris McGrew told the students as they dined on Thai noodle salad and apricot glazed turkey breast. McGrew directs the Center for Global Engagement, which oversees the university’s...

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The fried seafood boat at Morton's Seafood in Madisonville.
Ian McNulty

The seafood boat is not a po-boy, and it’s different from a seafood platter. It belongs to its own niche. It flies brazenly in the face of modern low-carb diets, but survives at a handful of eateries. It can kindle cravings in those with a nostalgic bent, and maybe event those who enjoy a little spectacle with their supper.

This week on All Things New Orleans, we share an alternative solution to imprisonment through a program called Delgado Forward. Dr. Arnel Cosey, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs & Executive Dean of Delgado (City Park campus) and Judge Arthur Hunter, Orleans Parish Criminal District Court-Section K, talk about the intervention program for non-violent offenders. 

Then, reporter Molly Peterson checks in with former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate.

And NPR Tiny Desk Contest Winner, Tank and the Bangas stop by to talk about their victory performance and more! 

Abita Springs is going green.

This week on Inside the Arts,  Second Star New Orleans presents Two for Tennessee, two original one act plays by New Orleans writers inspired by the legacy of Tennessee Williams.  We talk with artistic director Harold Gervais.

Three-Steppin' at Bayou Movimiento

Mar 23, 2017
Bayou Movimiento

If there is one thing we can say for certain that New Orleanians love to do, it is move their hips. Dancer, choreographer, and teacher Sergio Zelaya is teaching them how to do just that. He is the organizer and instructor of Bayou Movimiento and holds dance socials around the city. Sergio joined NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford in the studio to talk about all things salsa.

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

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There was a lot of talk of what it would cost to make people WHOLE again after last summer’s devastating floods. And while bureaucrats have searched for a way to quantify a complete recovery for Louisiana residents, Jesse Hardman reports on how many flood affected families are simply going about finding their own ways forward.

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Even before the March and August floods hit Louisiana, the state faced a shortage of affordable rental housing. That shortage grew as homes flooded and became uninhabitable. On Tuesday, Governor John Bel Edwards announced an initiative to help fill that need. Wallis Watkins reports.

This week on Inside the Arts, a 40 year veteran of the arts is celebrating a milestone on Royal Street.  We catch up with gallery owner Angela King who is planning a big public exhibit this weekend.

Then...the French Quarter is ground zero as visitors are in town for the 31st annual Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival.

And, we round out with a festival to test your stamina.  It's Bach-Around-the-Clock time. A 29 hour marathon, Uptown, honors the Baroque composer.

This week on The Reading Life: A great line-up of authors coming for The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, with NPR favorite Amy Dickinson, whose new book is Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home; actress and biographer Patricia Bosworth, whose new memoir is The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan; and environmental historian Jack E. Davis, whose new book is The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, a must-read for folks in our area.

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In September 2016, the Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded East Baton Rouge Parish an $11 million grant to assist with flood recovery. Thursday night, Mayor Sharon West Broome's office proposed a new plan on how to spend it. Wallis Watkins reports.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC

Classical 104.9 FM

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

Tell Us Why You Love WWNO!

I Love WWNO! Once Upon a Time there was a listener (you) who lovingly and regularly tuned into their dearest public radio station (us), and it was an immediate “happily ever after” situation from then onward. This Valentine’s Day, New Orleans Public Radio is launching its first ever “I Love WWNO” campaign to help raise awareness about the importance of public radio, and to promote the value it has in our community.

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LE SHOW

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Le Show For The Week Of March 26, 2017

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: The Appresidentice: Winning Looks Like Losing , News of Bad Banks , News from Outside the Bubble , We're Not #1 , News of the Warm , Read the Trades , News of the Olympic Movement , The Apologies of the Week , and more!

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