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2017 Hurricane Season: New Alerts Debut, Officials Emphasize Planning

Today, Thursday, June 1st, is the official start of hurricane season. Local officials say they’re ready. But they want to make sure you are too, and hope some new technology helps. If there’s one thing state and local officials want you to know, it’s this: have a plan.

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Inside The Arts: ESSENCE Countdown, Suzan Lori-Parks’ Wars, Shakespeare Fest

This week on Inside the Arts, ESSENCE magazine executives are in town as the 23rd annual ESSENCE Festival nears. We talk with the magazine's features editor, Lauren Williams. Then, a fight for freedom as Southern Rep Theatre presents Suzan-Lori Parks' Civil War drama, Father Comes Home From the Wars, parts 1, 2, and 3. And, The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane kicks off its 24th season with The Taming of the Shrew. Click here for the latest episodes of Inside the Arts. Airs Tuesdays...

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Make your mark on New Orleans Public Radio!

As we aim to finish our budget year financially strong, we want your help in deciding our next thank you gift.


PHOTOS: Here's What Climate Change Looks Like To Uganda's Coffee Farmers

If you've ever bought coffee labeled "Uganda" and wondered what life is like in that faraway place where the beans were grown, now's your chance to see how climate change has affected the lives of Ugandan coffee farmers — through their own eyes. Rising temperatures and prolonged drought can make coffee trees less productive and increase their exposure to pests and diseases. This is especially a problem in Uganda, where nearly all of the coffee is produced by small farmers who have little...

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There's something special for your ears, eyes and palate at JazzFest 2008.

Ira Glass and "This American Life" come to the big screen.

The 39th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival opens with treats for all the senses!

Project "Sync-Up" is a new economic initiative to help Louisiana's musicians.

The Sharks and the Jets rumble in the New Orleans Opera's production of Leonard Bernstein's classic American musical.

Lionel Hampton Honored

Apr 18, 2008

Late jazz great Lionel Hampton to be honored Saturday at the Ogden Museum.

Chef Stacey Meyer reviews Gimchee Korean Restaurant in Metairie.

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.



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The Pool Room at the former Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City.
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Louisiana Eats: Ten Restaurants, Four Seasons

On this week’s show, we take an in-depth look the evolution of restaurant dining in the America and speak with the co-owner of one the nation's top restaurants.

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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.


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Le Show For The Week Of Jun 4,2017

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer debuts two new songs: "Covefefe" and "Son-in-Law." He also has News of Secrets , Our Freedom-Loving Friends , News of the Atom , The Apologies of the Week , News of the Olympic Movement , and more!

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