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City To Train Residents How To Clear Catch Basins This Weekend

Floods this summer revealed that New Orleans’ drainage system hasn’t been working at full capacity. Since then, the city has been scrambling to improve the system in a number of ways — from repairing drainage pumps to clearing catch basins on the street. This weekend, the city will teach citizens how to clean catch basins themselves. They’re calling it Adopt-A-Catch Basin. Catch basins are those grated gutters on the sides of the road. When it rains, water flows through those grates before it’s pumped out of the city.

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All Things New Orleans: September 28, 2017

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans , we'll share the latest episode of the Listening Post , which focuses on New Orleanians who are in recovery from a gunshot wound. Then we'll discuss the upcoming Ponderosa Stomp Festival , an event that celebrates the music and lives of American music's unsung heroes. And, we'll share another story from Bring Your Own ; a live storytelling series.

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'You Should Be Outraged,' Air Force Academy Head Tells Cadets About Racism On Campus After racial slurs were scrawled outside black students' doors at the U.S. Air Force Academy's preparatory school, Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria gathered all 4,000 cadets in a hall Thursday so they could hear one message: Treat people with dignity and respect — or get out. "That kind of behavior has no place at the prep school, it has no place at USAFA, and it has no place in the United States Air Force," Silveria said, in a speech that has...

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Radio Diner: Cochon

May 2, 2008

Chef Stacey Meyer reviews New Orleans' "Cochon", inspired by the old-fashioned boucheries of Acadiana.

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.


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The patio at Treo on Tulane Avenue in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: Making Peace with Dining Al Fresco

In deepest summer, there is a certain mindset in New Orleans that regards the outdoors as enemy territory. Maybe you’ve succumbed to it once or twice yourself. When this mindset sinks in, the outdoors is something to be monitored and cordoned. You dash from door to door at your own risk, and air conditioning on an outing for dinner or drinks is as necessary as air tanks for a deep sea dive. When true fall arrives, of course, all is forgiven and an outdoor perch is the place to be.

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Le Show for the Week of Sept. 24, 2017

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: Trump Leaves Voicemail for Paul Manafort , News of the Godly , Our Freedom-Loving Friends , News of Bees , Read the Trades , News of the Atom , The Apologies of the Week , and more!

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