A second line parade took place on Sunday afternoon, May 8th in New Orleans to celebrate the removal of four of the city’s confederate monuments. The first confederate monument was removed in the early hours of April 24th. Three more are slated for removal. Those celebrating the removal of the monuments were met by protesters who oppose the removal process. Three people were arrested. The organizing group Take Em’ Down Nola held a parade to ‘bury white supremacy.’ Co-founder Malcolm Suber...
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival wrapped up Sunday. As WWNO's Jessica Rosgaard reports, the perfect weather THIS weekend made for a busy close, despite a rainy, slow opener.
The pro-European Union candidate, Emmanuel Macron, just won the French election, so why's the euro down this morning? Its dampened value may be a sign of things to come during his term. On today's show, we'll take a look at the uphill battle Macron could face in the near future. Afterwards, we'll talk with Jose Qui ñ onez about the approaches his nonprofit, the Mission Asset Fund, is using to support families who face deportation.
FOOD & DINING
On this week's show, we look at the role food television plays in the lives of several chefs here in New Orleans. We begin with one of the youngest stars of food TV, Kaj Hecht, the recent winner of Chopped Junior . To get an understanding of how the 10-year-old New Orleans local came to be a contestant on the program, we invited Kaj and his father Michael into our studio.