Joshua Brasted

TriPod Xtras: The Stranger Disease

TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a new TriPod xtra segment. Host Laine Kaplan-Levenson sat down with Chris Kaminstein and Kiyoko Mccray, co-directors of a new play called 'The Stranger Disease' by local theater group Goat In the Road. The three met at the historic Madame John's Legacy home in the French Quarter, where the performance takes place. Laine begins the conversation by asking Chris Kaminstein to explain the play's title.

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House Leaders Seek To Renew Contract With Harrah's Casino

Harrah's — by contract, the only land-based casino in New Orleans — is one step closer to extending its deal with the state of Louisiana. The current contract is set to end in six years. But a bill brought by Speaker of the House Taylor Barras would give it another 30. In return, Harrah's has agreed to invest $350 million in its facility.

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Trump National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster To Resign, Be Replaced By John Bolton

Updated at 8:20 p.m. ET National security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is leaving the Trump administration, the president announced on Twitter Thursday evening. "I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend," the president wrote . Trump also said former Ambassador John Bolton will replace McMaster in a change that takes effect April 9. The planned change at the top of the country's national security infrastructure...

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The Louisiana legislature has finished its first week of the regular session. Gov. John Bel Edwards laid out his legislative priorities in an address to the chamber on Monday. Edwards also appeared before the Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations to support bills that would raise the state minimum wage and require state contractors to abide by the Equal Pay for Women Act.

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Hogs for the Cause has all of the ingredients for a spectacular spring festival: live music, libations, and prize-winning barbecue.

The Idea Village

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we'll discuss the upcoming New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) with Executive Producer, Victoria Adams Phipps. The 10 year anniversary of NOEW will be celebrated while leveraging the theme: Connect in a City Like No Other

And guess what? Another U.S. city is celebrating their Tricentennial this year as well! Megan Lagrone joins us to talk all things San Antonio

Coastal News Roundup: Refinery Flare Edition

Mar 16, 2018
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Last weekend, New Orleanians noticed a big fireball coming from the Chalmette Refining refinery. Some worried there had been an explosion, but it turns out it was a really big flare — a fiery plume that burns off excess stuff created during the oil refining process.

Appearing before the Senate Labor committee Thursday, Gov. John Bel Edwards urged members to pass equal pay and minimum wage legislation. 

American Routes Shortcuts: Margo Price

Mar 16, 2018
Margo Price
American Routes

Margo Price brings Midwestern working class credentials to country music. From Aledo, Illinois, Margo followed her uncle Bobby Fisher’s footsteps as a Nashville songwriter. While working odd jobs, Margo formed the Pricetags, who joined her on the 2016 debut album, “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter.” Price has always been outspoken about the rights of women and the working class, subjects she’s channeled into her music.

Red beans and rice at Dunbar's Creole Cuisine in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

Gumbo is famous. Po-boys get plenty of press and king cake is now a seasonal sensation, splayed across social media for all the hungry world to crave.

The Rebirth Brass Band
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This is not John Philip Sousa’s band music.

Don’t get us wrong, Sousa is in the pantheon of them-who-haul-brass-through-the-streets, but we suspect the maestro might be surprised by the music today. Which, if you think about it, is good.

Photo Credit: Victoria Will, Harpo Inc.

This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with Tayari Jones. The N.Y. Times best-selling author’s latest novel, An American Marriage, is an Oprah Book Club pick.  

'This Is Where My Life Turned': A Civil Rights Reflection

Mar 15, 2018
The Historic New Orleans Collection

As part of the NOLA Resistance project, The Historic New Orleans Collection has recorded conversations with several former members of the Congress of Racial Equality. New Orleans CORE became the center of the civil rights movement here, driven by the leadership of a few visionary organizers. Dave Dennis was one of those people, though his relationship with the movement began a bit unconventionally.


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Le Show For the Week of March 18, 2018

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer presents News of Af-Pak, "We're Not #1," World of Microplastics, News of the Atom, News of the Godly, "Clinton-Something: The Wilderness Years," News of the Warm, Apologies of the Week, music, and more!

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The Reading Life with Thomas Keith and Minrose Gwin

This week on The Reading Life: Time to celebrate the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival with Thomas Keith, co-editor with Peggy L. Fox of "The Luck of Friendship: The Letters of Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin." In addition to being author and publisher, the two men shared a 40-year friendship.

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Red beans and rice at Dunbar's Creole Cuisine in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: As March Madness Rolls, New Orleans Tracks Its Own Red Beans Brackets

Gumbo is famous. Po-boys get plenty of press and king cake is now a seasonal sensation, splayed across social media for all the hungry world to crave.

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