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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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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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MELISSA BLOCK, host:

From NPR News this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.

MICHELE NORRIS, host:

And I'm Michele Norris.

This weekend New Orleans voters will go to the poles to elect the man responsible for rebuilding the battered city. Incumbent Mayor Ray Nagin faces off against Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu, the son of Moon Landrieu, the larger than life mayor who ran New Orleans through much of the 1970s.

It's the kind of thing that makes you wonder if we political types focus on the wrong thing.

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FOOD & DINING

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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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