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Transition Process Begins At New Orleans Mayor's Office

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is welcoming his successor to his office. Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell just has to wait five months to move in.

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The Reading Life with Jesmyn Ward

This week on The Reading Life: We celebrate our seventh anniversary show with MacArthur Fellow and National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, whose new novel is "Sing, Unburied, Sing." Jesmyn made history earlier this month by becoming the first woman to win two National Book Awards . Her first book was in 2011 for "Salvage the Bones"; her second, for the brilliant "Sing, Unburied, Sing," This follows winning a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship .

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FCC To Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, announced Tuesday that the agency will repeal net neutrality rules put in place by the Obama administration. The change is seen as a victory for the telecommunications industry, while tech companies are largely in favor of keeping net neutrality. Here & Now s Robin Young speaks with Tony Romm ( @TonyRomm ), senior editor of policy and politics for Recode. Editors Note: NPRs legal counsel has filed comments with the FCC on the net...

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This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with Chris Thile. The mandolinist and new host of the stellar music and variety radio show, A Prairie Home Companion is heading to New Orleans for a live national broadcast coinciding with the city's 300th Anniversary.

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with New Orleans native son and bestselling author Walter Isaacson, author of a great new biography, "Leonardo da Vinci."

More than 200 political, business and higher education leaders gathered at the Superdome Monday afternoon to hear Gov. John Bel Edwards announce high-tech company D-X-C is expanding into New Orleans. And it's bringing 2,000 new jobs starting in January.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Faces House Judiciary Committee

Nov 13, 2017
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is back on Capitol Hill for a House Judiciary Committee hearing about his oversight of the Justice Department. He is also likely to face questions about Trump campaign contacts with Russia.

Leaders of several teacher training programs announced they're getting $13 million from the federal government to train new teachers for New Orleans.
Jess Clark / WWNO

Like many cities, New Orleans has a teacher shortage. A $13 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education is meant to address that shortage by beefing up the city’s pipeline of qualified educators.

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This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings us News of the Godly, Our Freedom Loving Friends, It’s a Smart World After All, News of Inspector’s General, News of Nice Corps, The Apprecedentice, The Apologies of the Week, News of the Atom, and more. 

This Continuum presents three major early music sopranos with performances of the music they enjoy singing the most. The singers are Julianne Baird, Evelyn Tubb and the inimitable Emma Kirkby. All three of these ladies have produced dozens of CDs over the past three decades ranging from Greensleeves to the music of J.S. Bach. All are heard on this very delightful program. The recordings used are: Greensleeves (Baird, McFarlane) - Dorian DOR 90126, The Mad Lover (Tubb & Kelly) - Musica Obscura 070987, J. S.

On this week's show, we take a look at invasive species in our region and meet some people who live by the motto: if you can’t beat ‘em, eat ‘em. 

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Every Friday, coastal reporters from WWNO and | The Times-Picayune come together to talk about the week in coastal news.

This week: a platform fire in the Gulf, concern around Sewerage and Water Board contracts and an effort to rebuild the coast from the sky.

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we'll chat with Miriam Arkin and Casey Coleman, of Court 13 Arts, about their upcoming Always for Pleasure Festival.  Then, Jessica Rosgaard returns with Richard Campanella to discuss his CityScapes column for Times Picayune. 

And, the Green Project's Catherine Crowell talks "all things reuseable" as we approach America Recycles Day on November 15th. 


"A Prairie Home Companion" in New Orleans!

A Prairie Home Companion, will join the celebration of New Orleans’ 300th anniversary with a live nationwide broadcast from the Saenger Theatre.


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Le Show For The Week Of November 19, 2017

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer has News of AFPAK, News of Bees, New of the Smart World, News of the Olympic Movement, What the Frack, Apologies of the Week, plus great music and commentary on Al Franken and Roy Moore.

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Marjory Collins

Where Y’Eat: If You're Chasing Perfection, Stay Away from My Thanksgiving Table

Even before you start picking at the turkey or swilling the early afternoon Beaujolais, you might be feeling a bit full of Thanksgiving. It’s the run up, which we are now in the midst of. As the calendar ticks down to Turkey day, we’re being stuffed with advice, product promos and tips to "master" the feast and host the "ultimate" holiday meal. How will yours compare?

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