TRIPOD

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Oscar Dunn And The New Orleans Monument That Never Happened

TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a story about a monument that was supposed to be erected in the late 1800s, but never happened. Recently New Orleans has been in the national spotlight over the removal of four city monuments—three statues of confederate war heroes and one monument commemorating the Battle of Liberty Place. These monuments were erected after the end of Reconstruction, years after the Civil War, to reassert white power. But long before these monuments even went up,...

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INSIDE THE ARTS

Artist: Adam Sambola

Inside The Arts: Slidell Jazz And Blues Fest, Summer Lyric Theatre At 50!, Davis-Paxton New CD

This week on Inside the Arts, the 3rd Annual Slidell Jazz and Blues Festival kicks off Saturday on the Northshore. Then, Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane University is celebrating the big 5-OH! Artistic director Michael McKelvey joins us. And, vocalist Debbie Davis and pianist Josh Paxton release their first CD as a duo. It's a live recording called Vices and Virtues. Click here for the latest episodes of Inside the Arts. Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

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Manchester Bombing Is Europe's 13th Terrorist Attack Since 2015

British authorities still have many questions about the Monday night concert bombing in Manchester. They don't yet know if the suicide bomber had any helpers or how he obtained his explosives. But this much is clear: Western European cities have become regular targets over the past two years, a period coinciding with the rise of the Islamic State and its calls for supporters to strike anywhere they can and with whatever weapons are at hand. The Manchester bombing is the 13th terrorist attack...

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Croissants from Dawn 'til Dusk: A Baker's Story

May 18, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection

French bakeries have a unique place in the cultural landscape of New Orleans. The Vieux Carré just wouldn't be the same if you couldn't find French sweets there. Maurice Delechelle can take much of the credit for that. Hailing from central France, Maurice brought his traditional French pastries to the Quarter with the opening of La Marquise and Croissant d'Or. From his vantage point at the bakery, the French Quarter shared a distinct resemblance to his memories of bohemian Paris.

The Ryan School of Irish Dance

Near the end of the 1700s, New Orleans became a safe haven for the Irish fleeing English persecution, and since those fateful days, Irish culture has become woven into the city’s own. Started over a decade ago, The Ryan School of Irish Dance continues to build the legacy of Irish dancing in New Orleans, and NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford spoke to students Sarah Taylor and Rachel Martin about what that legacy entails.  

Travis Lux / WWNO

Last August, several days of heavy rain flooded the Baton Rouge area. From Baton Rouge to Denham Springs to Gonzales -- rising waters flooded out around one hundred thousand homes and caused billions of dollars worth of damage. Recovery is ongoing, even nine months later.

 

The Baton Rouge area isn’t the only part of the state still struggling this many months out. The damage rippled out across the state -- all the way down to the tiny town of Leeville, near Grand Isle, along the coast.

 

Laine Kaplan-Levenson / WWNO

A third confederate monument in New Orleans was removed in the middle of the night. The statue of P.G.T. Beauregard that once stood at the entrance to New Orleans’ City Park is now gone.

It took almost 7 hours for workers to strap the statue of confederate general PGT Beauregard and his horse to a crane and lift it onto a flatbed truck. Karen Murray was there in protest. She wiped away angry tears as she watched workers set up in the dark.

A coalition of community groups is leading a petition drive to recall New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro.

Delayed Restoration Project Breaks Ground

May 16, 2017
Travis Lux / WWNO

The Army Corps will use sand and silt from the bottom of the Mississippi River to build new marshes. The restoration project has been delayed for several years, but is set to break ground next month.

This week on Inside the Arts, the 3rd Annual New Orleans International Guitar Festival gets underway at Tulane University.  Guitarists from 10 countries will celebrate a variety of musical styles.

Then, the Spider Queen, an original work from The NOLA Project, continues its run in NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

This week on The Reading Life: Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, author of The Fact of a Body: A Murder, A Memoir, describes reconstructing the 1992 murder of 8 year-old Jeremy Guillory by Ricky Langley in Iowa, LA, and interweaving it with her own personal history. Journalist-turned-novelist Omar El Akkad, author of American War, talks about his choice of Louisiana as a setting for his vision of a second American Civil War in 2074.

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Center for Progressive Reform

In coming years, rising seas and sinking land will force many to move away from the coast. Some communities are already doing so. New research from the Center for Progressive Reform, a Washington-based nonprofit, looks at how 17 communities - from Alaska to South Dakota - are pulling it off.

WWNO’s Tegan Wendland talked with study-author, Loyola University law professor, Rob Verchick.

Support for the Coastal Desk comes from the Walton Family Foundation, the Coypu Foundation, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and local listeners.

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, our friend Eduardo Courtade joins us to share a few upcoming events hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He's the Program Director for local stations Radio Tropical and La Fabulosa, which play music in addition to covering sports and news in Spanish.  

Then, Jessica Rosgaard checks in with Baton Rouge Representative Ted James to talk about his law enforcement bills. 

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FOOD & DINING

Poppy Tooker, chefs from the Dickie Brennan Restaurant Group and Dickie Brennan show off their catch of the day.
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Angling For Dinner: Louisiana's Catch And Cook Program

On this week’s show, we’re traveling from Lafitte bayous to French Quarter kitchens for a look at Louisiana’s Catch and Cook Program . Under Catch and Cook, charter fishing groups can bring their catch to a participating restaurant, where the chef will prepare their fresh-caught fish to order. We begin by angling on the water with Dickie Brennan, Executive Chef Gus Martin, and Captain Theophile Bourgeouis. Theophile, a lifelong Louisiana fisherman, navigates the waters and leads us to a successful catch. Then, we follow our fish to the kitchen of Tableau , where Dickie Brennan’s team of chefs prepare the evening's dinner.

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WWNO's Travel Krewe Is Going To Bella Italia

Join WWNO New Orleans Public Radio, and a like-minded group of curious travelers for a journey rich in the art, architecture, food, wine, and music of la bella Italia.

LE SHOW

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Le Show For The Week Of May 21, 2017

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings a new edition of The Appresidentice , plus News of the Olympic Movement , The Apologies of the Week , News of AFPAC , News of the Warm , and more!

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