CAPITOL ACCESS

Is Third Time The Charm For Louisiana Legislature?

The House and Senate gavel back into session today to restart the lingering tax debate.

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COASTAL DESK

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Coastal News Roundup: As The Coast Shrinks, A Shrimping Tradition Fades

This week on the Coastal News Roudup: the blessing of the fleet.

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Faith Leaders Oppose Trump's Immigration Policy Of Separating Children From Parents

A Trump administration policy of separating children from their parents on the U.S. border has prompted a crescendo of criticism among religious leaders. They span different faiths, denominations and ages. Some of them have also helped the president gain support for his base. About 11,000 children are in shelters, according to the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Nearly 2,000 children were removed from the care of their parents and taken into federal custody between April 19 and May 31, an...

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This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer sings "He Lies," plus Clintonsomething: Bill’s Book Tour, News of AFPAC/America's Longest War, It's a Smart World, News of the Warm, The Apologies of the Week, News of Inspectors General, News of the Atom, and more!

Happy Birthday, Louisiana Eats!
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On this week's show, we’re celebrating the 8th anniversary of our show's debut! 

Listening Coast

This week on the Coastal New Roundup: how the state of Louisiana sometimes benefits from coastal erosion. Plus, an update on the fight over sediment diversions in Plaquemines Parish.

If lawmakers can’t reach a tax compromise by June 30, many state agencies would face steep budget cuts.

Marketa Walters is the Secretary of the Department of Children and Family Services. In the event the Legislature fails to replace expiring revenue in a third special session, her department would be cut more than 20 percent.

Meg Dick

The Mississippi River, now reined in by levees, once flowed wild and boundless. The river wound its way through towns whose residents — perhaps inspired by its symbolic freedom — created American music. In Louisiana that meant Cajun music, among other traditions. While it’s obvious to those of us who live here that the cultural imagination of the Mississippi is still as wild as ever within our music, it turns out that the same can be said along the waters that feed the Mississippi at its source–Minnesota. Just ask Karl Smelker. 

American Routes Shortcuts: Samantha Fish

Jun 8, 2018
Samantha Fish
American Routes

Guitarist Samantha Fish grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, where classic rock radio and a local club lead her to the stage. She studied Delta blues guitar players, as well as Bonnie Raitt and Slash, to develop a modern blues sound. Samantha has proved her ability to shred, and has released five solo albums since 2009.

Samantha Fish: I didn’t really get into music until I was a teenager, I guess. I mean I just sort of found it. I was really shy, and it became an outlet then for me.

Commander's Palace restaurant in the Garden District was led for many years by Ella Brennan with her family.
Ian McNulty

It’s one thing to say that a place has culture. It’s another to witness how the people of that place share a culture, how they use it, how it brings them together.

Despite the throngs of tourists and ever-growing parade of festivals, New Orleans’ nightlife can be surprisingly intimate. The corner bar is often the anchor of a neighborhood’s social life, where friends, strangers, and familiar faces can share drinks, stories, dreams, and failures.

Louisiana’s colleges and universities are facing a budget cut of nearly $100 million next year if the Legislature can’t compromise on a tax plan by June 30. 

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Major floods last summer thrust infrastructure and drainage issues into the limelight. And new Mayor LaToya Cantrell has made them a top priority for her administration. She has championed the approach to water management outlined in the city's Urban Water Plan — which emphasizes “green infrastructure” solutions like soaking up rain water instead of pumping it out. But that plan is largely unfunded.

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LE SHOW

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Le Show For the Week of Jun 10, 2018

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer sings "He Lies," plus Clintonsomething: Bill’s Book Tour , News of AFPAC/America's Longest War , It's a Smart World , News of the Warm , The Apologies of the Week , News of Inspectors General , News of the Atom , and more!

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with Teresa Toulouse, Barbara Ewell and Caleb Johnson

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Teresa Toulouse and Barbara Ewell, co-editors of “Sweet Spots: In-Between Spaces in New Orleans," which includes essays by such notable writers as Carrie Bernhard, Scott Bernhard, Marilyn R. Brown, Richard Campanella, John P. Clark, Joel Dinerstein, Pableaux Johnson, John P. Klingman, Angel Adams Parham, Bruce Boyd Raeburn, Ruth Salvaggio, Christopher Schaberg, and Beth Willinger . ” We’ll also hear from novelist Caleb Johnson about his...

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FOOD & DINING

Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: With Food on Hand, Dad’s Stories Always Flowed

Dad cooked breakfast a lot when I was growing up. Pancakes were the order of the day, but no matter what he was making the meal usually included a little baloney, and I don’t mean the sandwich meat.

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