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All Things New Orleans: Tank and The Bangas

This week on All Things New Orleans we had a chat with NPR's Tiny Desk Contest winner, Tank and The Bangas. The New Orleans band is known for their culmination of R&B and Funk with Rock, atop the vocals and poetic power of lead singer, Tarriona "Tank" Ball. Here at WWNO, we don't have a "Tiny Desk" but our studio is equipped with a digital piano. Before recording the interview, Tank and keyboard Banga, Merell Burkett played around for a minute and here's what it sounds like. Follow Tank...

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BOOKS

The Reading Life With John Barry And CS Harris

This week on The Reading Life: John Barry, who’s celebrating the 20 th anniversary of his book, Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America. We’ll also hear from Candice Proctor, who writes as CS Harris, about her new Regency mystery , Where the Dead Lie.

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Colleges try to reassure international students

Indiana State University in Terre Haute is typically pretty deserted during spring break. But on a cold afternoon earlier this month, several dozen international students gathered for lunch in the student union. “I feel for you, and the fact that you’re here at Indiana State University and not in a warmer climate,” Chris McGrew told the students as they dined on Thai noodle salad and apricot glazed turkey breast. McGrew directs the Center for Global Engagement, which oversees the university’s...

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Diane Mack interviews Playwright Eve Ensler, author of "The Vagina Monologues".

Amanda McBroom performs "The Rose" and other original works at Le Chat Noir.

The 22nd annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival starts Wednesday, 3/26/2008.

The Neighborhood Gallery celebrates it's 20th anniversary with the retrospective exhibit "Then and Now."

It may be Super Tuesday elsewhere, but in New Orleans, it's Fat Tuesday — Mardi Gras — the third since Hurricane Katrina. And with 12 days of parades and parties, the city is almost as festive as before the storm.

By 8 a.m. Tuesday, hundreds of people were gathering at the corner of Claiborne and Jackson for the start of the Zulu parade.

Larry Roy, resplendent in face paint, red satin coat and headdress, is the Zulu Krewe's Minister of Fun.

And as for any lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina, he said things have gotten better.

Roundtable: Edwards' Bid, Nagin's Complaint

Dec 29, 2006

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FARAI CHIDEYA, host:

This is NEWS & NOTES. I'm Farai Chideya.

On today's Roundtable, John Edwards aims for the presidency again, and the shrinking city of New Orleans.

Joining us is Joe Davidson, editor for The Washington Post; Mary Frances Berry, professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, she is in New Orleans today; and Nat Irvin, professor of future studies at Wake Forest University, columnist for the Winston-Salem Journal. He is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

A Conversation with Mayor Ray Nagin

Aug 29, 2006

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ED GORDON, host:

From NPR News, this is NEWS AND NOTES. I'm Ed Gordon.

Nagin Blamed for Crescent City's Rising Crime

Jul 25, 2006

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ED GORDON, host:

Nearly a year after Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans is slowly returning to its old self, at least in one regard.

Crime is on the rise in the Big Easy, and commentator Jimi Izrael, for one, is relieved that things are getting back to normal. He says the return of the cities criminal element is evidence that the underlying problems in New Orleans haven't been addressed; and crime is a reminder that Mayor Ray Nagin and the city's leaders will have to work a lot harder to ensure a better future for low-income residents.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin won reelection over the weekend. Now he's planning to meet with key advisors to develop a 100-day plan. That 100 days will include the start of another hurricane season.

New Orleans residents have their own hopes for the coming months and years, as NPR's Cheryl Corley reports.

CHERYL CORLEY reporting:

New Orleans Politics, Post-Katrina

May 19, 2006

Farai Chideya talks with NPR political editor Ken Rudin for his political analysis of the upcoming mayoral runoff election in New Orleans. The race pits current Mayor Ray Nagin against Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC

Classical 104.9 FM

Beautiful classical music, from traditional to contemporary, on Classical 104.9

Tell Us Why You Love WWNO!

I Love WWNO! Once Upon a Time there was a listener (you) who lovingly and regularly tuned into their dearest public radio station (us), and it was an immediate “happily ever after” situation from then onward. This Valentine’s Day, New Orleans Public Radio is launching its first ever “I Love WWNO” campaign to help raise awareness about the importance of public radio, and to promote the value it has in our community.

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Le Show For The Week Of March 26, 2017

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: The Appresidentice: Winning Looks Like Losing , News of Bad Banks , News from Outside the Bubble , We're Not #1 , News of the Warm , Read the Trades , News of the Olympic Movement , The Apologies of the Week , and more!

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