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,...
INSIDE THE ARTS
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.
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...
FOOD & DINING
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.