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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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Buffalo oysters are topped with blue cheese at Felix's in the French Quarter.
Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: At The Bottom Of A Long New Orleans Summer, A Yearning For Oysters

The longer this summer stretches on, the more I find I have oysters on my mind. Someday fall will arrive, peak oyster season will be close behind and this hot, rainy summer will be in the history books. But I can't wait that long. This summer has been a rough one already, and I'm ready for a taste of one of the real blessings of living in Louisiana: the prodigious oyster harvest.

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What Trump's Increasing Isolation Could Mean For His Presidency

There is a telling photo that has gotten some attention in social media after Steve Bannon's exit as President Trump's chief strategist. (You can see it above.) It shows President Trump behind the desk in the Oval Office, surrounded by his top advisers: Seated are Vice President Pence and national security adviser Mike Flynn; standing, from left to right, are chief of staff Reince Priebus, chief strategist Steve Bannon and press secretary Sean Spicer. That was Jan. 28, eight days after Trump...

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This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Michele Norris.

The clean-up in New Orleans is well under way. Now city officials are beginning to think about the next phase: rebuilding. Mayor Ray Nagin has appointed a 17-member commission to advise on how best to bring back the devastated city. Among the first questions: Who will pay for the rebuilding, and for whom will the city be rebuilt? NPR's Greg Allen reports.

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Renewed flooding and widespread power outages spread across New Orleans as Hurricane Rita blew through the Gulf Coast. But for a city already reeling from the effects of Hurricane Katrina, the damage from Rita was far less than feared. NPR's Cheryl Corley reports from New Orleans.

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Katrina Cleanup Proceeds as Rita Approaches

Sep 20, 2005



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


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This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has issued a mandatory evacuation order for everyone in his flood-stricken city.

Mayor RAY NAGIN (New Orleans): There are toxins in the water. There are gas leaks where we may have explosions. We're fighting at least four fires right now, and we don't have running water. It is not safe.

New Orleans Mayor: Thousands Could be Dead

Aug 31, 2005



From NPR West, this is DAY TO DAY. I'm Alex Chadwick.

Coming up, we'll go to Mississippi, where now more than 100 people are thought to have died in Hurricane Katrina.

January Trivia Quiz

Jan 22, 2004

Test your knowledge with 10 tough questions about Woody Allen, Tom Hanks, and 1950s game shows...

Profile: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin

Nov 5, 2003

When New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was elected, he promised to fight corruption. He's had some success, but some residents wish he'd focus on street crime. NPR's Juan Williams reports.

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The 1980s

Oct 16, 2002

It was the decade of big hair, Betamax, Bosom Buddies, and Bill Buckner...

Test your knowledge of the 1980s - the decade that gave us Ronald Reagan, Robocop, Rubik's Cube, and Rain Man... Take "The 1980s Quiz".

...They make beautiful music with their four guitars, and they'll be in New Orleans for a WWNO co-sponsored concert on September 20th.



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From left to right: Dr. Linda Shiue, Poppy Tooker, Natasha MacAller, and Dr. Geeta Maker-Clark
Joe Shriner / Louisiana Eats

Louisiana Eats: Hospitality For The Mind, Body And Soul

On this week's show, we meet some individuals who are doing their part to make the world a better place through food. We begin with the remarkable story of JoAnn Clevenger of the Upperline Restaurant . While she is known first and foremost for her beloved restaurant, JoAnn has taken on many different endeavors over the years, all with the unifying purpose of bringing people together.

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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 Aug 13, 2017

This week on Le Show: Jersey Working Man , News of Inspectors General , Our Freedom-Loving Friends , News of the Warm , The Apologies of the Week , News of the Atom , and more!

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