UNPRISONED

Cheryl Gerber

This 'Bad Child' Became A Judge With A Passion For Justice

If there’s one person in New Orleans – in the world of criminal justice – that you really ought to meet, it’s this guy.

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CAPITOL ACCESS

15-Week Abortion Ban Advances Out Of Senate Committee

A Senate committee passed a bill Tuesday that would make Louisiana among the toughest places in the nation to get an abortion.

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Report Says Sean Hannity Linked To Other Trump-Connected Attorneys, Besides Cohen

Days after it was revealed that Fox News host Sean Hannity was a client of President Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, The Atlantic reports that the political commentator has employed at least two other lawyers with links to the president and who are also frequent guests on his show. According to the magazine, attorneys Jay Sekulow and Victoria Toensing sent a cease-and-desist letter on behalf of Hannity to an Oklahoma radio station responding to an accusation against the host made on...

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Lawmakers in Louisiana got good news Thursday. The state’s fiscal cliff isn’t quite as bad as previously expected.

Anjali Fernandes

This week on the roundup: a new study out of Tulane finds the Mississippi River can’t keep up with coastal land loss, an oil spill shuts down the river, and Hurricane names are retired.

 

WWNO’s Travis Lux and Nola.com/The Times Picayune’s Sara Sneath talk about the week in coastal news.

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New Orleans is one of only a handful of cities across the nation, and the only city in Louisiana, to supply public libraries with a drug that can stop an opioid overdose.

American Routes Shortcuts: CJ Chenier

Apr 13, 2018
CJ Chenier
American Routes

Accordionist CJ Chenier is the son of the late king of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier, who mixed R&B and soul into Louisiana Creole music. CJ was raised in Texas away from his French-speaking relatives. He played in jazz and funk bands, finally joining Clifton’s band and playing accordion a few years before the king passed in 1987. Like his father, CJ continues to push the boundaries of Creole music.

On tihs edition of All Things New Orleans, we'll chat with Dr. Peter Reynaud, volunteer with Doctors without Borders, about their traveling exhibit "Forced From Home". Then, Jessica Rosgaard checks in with CityScapes columnist Richard Campanella. 

And later, we'll chat with Natasha Harris, saxophonist for the Original Pinettes Brass Band

Ann Savoy is a lot of things: a musician, scholar, ethnomusicologist, mother, and world traveler. One thing she’s not is boring.

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TriPod put out an episode on the legendary Lastie family — a family that holds generations of iconic musicians. I talked to drummers and first cousins Herlin Riley and Joe Lastie about their experience growing up in this musical family, what it was like to hear Professor Longhair and Dr John play in their living room, what it was like to have their introduce drums into the spiritual church, and what it was like to get yelled at by that same grandfather when they tried to play James Brown in that same spiritual church.

Served in huge, help-yourself piles, the crawfish boil can seem engineered for social interaction.
Ian McNulty

Crawfish season is finally rolling for real, and so the food conversation turns to the endless variations on seasoning, timing, technique, process and produce that goes into the pot.

Los Isleños Museum

This year's Irish Italian Isleños Parade is on Saturday in St. Bernard. And while most people are fairly familiar with the history of Irish and Italians in New Orleans, the same can't quite be said for Los Isleños. NolaVie's Brian Friedman sits down with Bill Hyland, director of the Los Isleños Museum Complex, to illuminate this history.  

People currently on parole, probation or in prison can’t vote in Louisiana. A bill from Rep. Pat Smith (D-Baton Rouge) would change that.  Once someone is out of prison for five years, their voting rights would be restored. 

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Le Show For the Week of April 15, 2018

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer interviews Homer Venters, MD from Physicians for Human Rights, plus a song of Scooter's scooting past the clink, The Apologies of the Week , News of the Warm , and more!

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life With Bryan Camp And Iris Cohen

This week on The Reading Life: Debut novelists make a splash with two very different books. Bryan Camp creates a fantastic version of the Crescent City with a magician named Jude Dubuisson in “The City of Lost Fortunes," a nd Iris Cohen, author of “The Little Clan,” takes on high and low literary culture in her New York-set story of a bookish young woman's coming of age.

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Louisiana Eats: Toasting The Tricentennial

This year marks the 300th anniversary of the city of New Orleans. On this week's show, we toast the Crescent City with local culture bearers and historians.

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