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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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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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New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, in a tight runoff race with the state's current lieutenant governor to keep his post, vowed the city will be ready for the coming hurricane season and rebuffed claims in a recently published book that he was an ineffective leader as the storm ravaged the city last August.

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and other officials lay out new evacuation plans for the city, nearly nine months after it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. With the revamped strategy focused on helping those without transportation leave, Nagin reassured residents that looting would be prevented.

Nagin, who faces a runoff election for his post on May 20, says the detailed plan for a total evacuation in the event of a huge storm was worked out over several months, with the help of the federal government. The plan would use buses and trains to get people out of the city.



A new campaign for mayor is underway in New Orleans after Saturday's first round made an election runoff necessary.

While race has long been a polarizing factor in the city's past mayoral elections, the two remaining candidates say there's much more to consider as New Orleans struggles to recover from last season's hurricanes.

New Orleans Mayoral Race Down to Two

Apr 23, 2006



The New Orleans mayor's race is heading to a run-off next month between incumbent Ray Nagin and Louisiana's Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu. Voters went to the polls there yesterday in the city's first municipal election since Hurricane Katrina. John Mercurio is in New Orleans covering the politics there. He's senior editor of the National Journal's Hotline. Hello. Welcome to the program.

Mr. JOHN MERCURIO (Senior Editor, National Journal's Hotline): Hello, Debbie. Good to be with you.



This week was the deadline to register to vote in New Orleans in time for the upcoming primary for mayor. There are plenty of municipal races to be decided in that city on April 22, but the talk of the town, and perhaps the nation, is the mayor's race, which has a whopping 24 candidates.

Susan Howell teaches political science at the University of New Orleans. She joins us from the studios of member station WWNO. Welcome.

Professor SUSAN HOWELL (Teacher, Political Science, University of New Orleans): Thank you.

Taking Exception to Nagin Speaking for God

Feb 1, 2006


ED GORDON, host:

When New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said that the Big Easy should be a chocolate city because God wanted it that way. Many people reacted with shock and dismay. Commentator John McCann wasn't bothered so much by the idea of a chocolate crescent city. He was more disturbed by Nagin's attempt to read God's mind.

JOHN McCANN reporting:



From NPR News this is WEEKEND EDITION, I'm Liane Hansen. And these were some of the voices in the news this past week.

(Soundbite of song 'Midnight Hour')

Mr. WILSON PICKETT (Performer): I was in Detroit. And I was living on Chicago Boulevard and Dexter and I had a little bit apartment where a little bed pulled out. And it had a little kitchenette -- they called it. And I wrote, 'Wait 'Til The Midnight Hour'. And it's a big song, I mean it's incredible how big that song is today.

Lost in Ray Nagin's 'Chocolate City' Shuffle

Jan 19, 2006



In New Orleans at an event earlier this week honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, the city's mayor, Ray Nagin said this, welcoming residents back to a chocolate city.

Mr. RAY NAGIN (Mayor, New Orleans): This city will be chocolate at the end of the day. This city will be a majority African-American city. It's the way God wants it to be.



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From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Michele Norris.


And I'm Melissa Block.

Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin were in Washington today defending their actions immediately before and after Hurricane Katrina. They faced strong criticism from Republicans on the House committee that's investigating the government's response to the storm. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

PAM FESSLER reporting:



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Poppy Tooker, chefs from the Dickie Brennan Restaurant Group and Dickie Brennan show off their catch of the day.
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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.


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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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