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Transition Process Begins At New Orleans Mayor's Office

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is welcoming his successor to his office. Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell just has to wait five months to move in.

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The Reading Life with Jesmyn Ward

This week on The Reading Life: We celebrate our seventh anniversary show with MacArthur Fellow and National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, whose new novel is "Sing, Unburied, Sing." Jesmyn made history earlier this month by becoming the first woman to win two National Book Awards . Her first book was in 2011 for "Salvage the Bones"; her second, for the brilliant "Sing, Unburied, Sing," This follows winning a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship .

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FCC To Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, announced Tuesday that the agency will repeal net neutrality rules put in place by the Obama administration. The change is seen as a victory for the telecommunications industry, while tech companies are largely in favor of keeping net neutrality. Here & Now s Robin Young speaks with Tony Romm ( @TonyRomm ), senior editor of policy and politics for Recode. Editors Note: NPRs legal counsel has filed comments with the FCC on the net...

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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.

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MICHELE NORRIS, host:

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

MELISSA BLOCK, host:

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.

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Ray Nagin: Running a Rundown City

Nov 17, 2005

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MADELEINE BRAND, host:

This is DAY TO DAY. I'm Madeleine Brand.

Coming up, we'll hear more about efforts to rebuild after last month's major earthquake in Pakistan.

Nagin Holds Meeting for Displaced New Orleanians

Nov 8, 2005

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

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

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

And I'm Steve Inskeep.

The mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, held a town meeting last night, although he had to go to another town to do it. Nagin traveled 80 miles to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where thousands of former New Orleans residents have been living since Hurricane Katrina. NPR's Adam Hochberg was at the meeting.

ADAM HOCHBERG reporting:

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A Prairie Home Companion, will join the celebration of New Orleans’ 300th anniversary with a live nationwide broadcast from the Saenger Theatre.

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Le Show For The Week Of November 19, 2017

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer has News of AFPAK, News of Bees, New of the Smart World, News of the Olympic Movement, What the Frack, Apologies of the Week, plus great music and commentary on Al Franken and Roy Moore.

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Where Y’Eat: If You're Chasing Perfection, Stay Away from My Thanksgiving Table

Even before you start picking at the turkey or swilling the early afternoon Beaujolais, you might be feeling a bit full of Thanksgiving. It’s the run up, which we are now in the midst of. As the calendar ticks down to Turkey day, we’re being stuffed with advice, product promos and tips to "master" the feast and host the "ultimate" holiday meal. How will yours compare?

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