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The OPSB has sent Einstein Charter Schools a letter of noncompliance for not providing adequate transportation.
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Einstein Charter Schools Deemed Noncompliant For Providing Inadequate Transportation

Einstein Charter Schools are in trouble for failing to provide adequate transportation to their students. WWNO has obtained a notice of noncompliance sent from the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) to Einstein Charter schools warning them they have to start transporting students to school. The district requires nearly every charter school to provide free yellow-bus transportation to and from school for students in the sixth grade and younger who live more than a mile away. The parish school...

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Autumn Arrives In New Orleans

The season of Autumn arrives in New Orleans — officially — at 3:02pm on September 22. And, as we get ready for the crunching of leaves, the wearing of sweaters, and the carving of pumpkins, Classical 104.9 FM is musically ready, with a selection of “seasonal” gems to accompany the cooler temperatures! Edvard Grieg: “In Autumn” Overture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWwn98FvnL4 The acclaimed pianist Lang Lang plays Lu Wencheng’s “Autumn Moon on a Calm Lake” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

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How States Are Banding Together To Take On Trump

When President Trump announced a ban on travel for citizens from several predominantly Muslim countries in January, a coalition of officials from various blue states quickly rallied to fight it. "We just started talking to each other Friday afternoon," recalls New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. "By Sunday morning, we had 17 states signed on to say, 'This is unconstitutional. We're going into court to stop it.' And we went into courts all over the country and eventually got it struck...

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

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.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

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

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DEBBIE ELLIOTT, host:

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.

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

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

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LIANE HANSEN, host:

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

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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.

Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.

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Red snapper from Maypop (top) and char-grilled pork steak with herbs from Marjie's Grill, two innovative new restaurants in New Orleans.
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Where Y’Eat: Don’t Fear the Fusion, Just Dig In

Brace yourself, I'm about to use the F word. That would be “fusion.” Alright, maybe that's not such a big deal to you, but in certain restaurant circles fusion is one provocative term. It brings food memory flash backs to the days of sesame crusted everything, of the indiscriminate use of plum sauce and of milky green wasabi mashed potatoes.

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