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Freeze Strains New Orleans Utilities

The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the entire East Bank of New Orleans. This comes after a drop in water pressure this morning, probably caused by residents leaving water running overnight to avoid bursting pipes.

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NOTES FROM NEW ORLEANS

David Benedetto

Ideas Fly On And Off The Page At Antenna's Paper Machine

The local arts organization, Antenna , has opened a new print shop and art installation in the Lower 9th Ward called Paper Machine. Just in time for its first public event, Antenna's Executive Director, Bob Snead and artist Christopher Deris visited the studio to talk about the project with NolaVie's David Benedetto. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by David Benedetto.

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From Taxes To The Swamp: Trump's Promises, Kept And Incomplete, 1 Year In

As President Trump approaches his first anniversary of taking office, he and others are taking stock. "2017 was a year of tremendous achievement, monumental achievement, actually," Trump told members of his Cabinet last week. "I don't think any administration has ever done what we've done and what we've accomplished in its first year." The president has delivered on some of his major campaign promises. Other pledges are still works in progress, while some commitments have been quietly...

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2018 WWNO Programming Changes

Jan 13, 2018

It's a new year and we have some weekend programming changes starting this weekend (Jan. 13) which will add two great new NPR programs to our weekend lineup. How I Built This & Planet Money with Guy Raz.

Chef and co-owner of DTB New Orleans and Bacobar in Covington, Carl Schaubhut
Max Cusimano

Chef Carl Schaubhut is a culinary dynamo. The New Orleans native behind Bacobar on the Northshore and DTB in Uptown is known for his innovative menus that marry regional and international flavors. "To say that food was part of life is a literal explanation, Carl told Louisiana Eats host Poppy Tooker. "I mean, it is life. It's every day."

Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Climate change skeptics, including President Donald Trump, have been vocal the past couple weeks about how cold snaps in the south and northeast do not fit in with the global warming narrative. On this week's coastal news roundup, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune environmental reporters Sara Sneath and Mark Schleifstein talk about how cold weather shakes out in a warming world.

Ryan Utz / Chatham University

A new study shows waterways across the country are getting saltier — including the Mississippi River. That has implications for the ecosystem and for drinking water.

 

The salt comes from two main places. Road salt — which is used to help melt ice and snow on roadways — and also agricultural fertilizers. Fertilizers often have potassium in them, which is a salt.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
American Routes

This week on American Routes Shortcuts, we’re recalling the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. We’ll hear memories of the Civil Rights leader from Harry Belafonte, former Raelette and preacher Mable John, and the great singer, Mavis Staples.

Nick Spitzer: Most people know Harry Belafonte from his calypso hit, the “Banana Boat Song.” But Belafonte’s efforts to improve conditions for people of color show more of the man. Harry was a friend of Martin Luther King, and produced “Long Road to Freedom,” an anthology of Black music.

King cake goes black and gold at Hi Do Bakery, a Terrytown bake shop just outside New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

What happens when purple, green and gold morphs with black and gold? New Orleans is now getting a long overdue refresher course on the phenomenon and one of the ways it shows up is king cake.

Danny Barker (1909-1994) was born into that generation of musicians whose lives reflected the arc of jazz from men blowing horns atop mule-drawn wagons to the world stage. From New Orleans to New York and back again, he managed to be both a witness and participant in the evolution of the music.

Confetti Kids

Local filmmaker Russell Blanchard has proof that change can begin in your own backyard. His award-winning film, 'The Lot' tells the story of a West Bank neighborhood coming together after Hurricane Katrina, and now, the film has started a community movement of its own. NolaVie’s Brian Friedman speaks with Russell to learn more.

Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

US Patent Office

TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with its NOLA versus Nature series. This week: WWNO’s Laine Kaplan-Levenson and Travis Lux look at the city’s drainage pumps, and the man behind their design -- Albert Baldwin Wood.

New Orleans is below sea level. You know this, and certainly, if you were here this past August, you really know this. Almost a foot of rain fell over a couple hours and parts of town were knee deep in water.

This week on Inside the Arts, Festival PiaNOLA presented by the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off with guest artist Xiaohui Yang, a 2016 New Orleans International Piano Competition Gold Medalist. MASNO executive director, Cara McCool Woolf drops by for a chat.

Then, the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts is holding its annual statewide art contest for high school students. Jacques Rodrigue is the executive director of the foundation and joins us by phone.

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Live From Here with Chris Thile, Jan. 20!

with guests: John Prine, Sylvan Esso, Rory Scovel, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Gaby Moreno!

Classical 104.9 FM

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

LE SHOW

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer / Harry Shearer

Le Show For The Week Of Jan. 14, 2018

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: The Bill of Love, Our Freedom-Loving Friends , News of Microplastics , Read the Trades , News of Smart Home s , It's a Smart World , The Apologies of the Week , and more!

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FOOD & DINING

Chef and co-owner of DTB New Orleans and Bacobar in Covington, Carl Schaubhut
Max Cusimano

Louisiana Eats: A Chef's Journey With Cancer

Chef Carl Schaubhut is a culinary dynamo. The New Orleans native behind Bacobar on the Northshore and DTB in Uptown is known for his innovative menus that marry regional and international flavors. "To say that food was part of life is a literal explanation, Carl told Louisiana Eats host Poppy Tooker. "I mean, it is life. It's every day."

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