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Flood Protection Agency To Take Over Portion Of Hurricane Protection System

A decision Wednesday by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-East) means the embattled Sewerage and Water Board (SWB) won’t operate three key pieces of the hurricane protection system around New Orleans.

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All Things New Orleans: December 7, 2017

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans , Grammy Award winner Randy Newman chats with WWNO's Paul Maassen about his music and time in the crescent city. Then, New Orleans socialite and party promoter, Larry Morrow stops by to talk about his new book entitled, " All Bets On Me ". And Jessica Rosgaard returns with Richard Campanella to discuss his CityScapes column for Times Picayune.

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Concealed Carry Everywhere: Bill In Congress Could Loosen Gun Control

With guest host Anthony Brooks. The House passes a bill that would let people with concealed carry permits take their guns into states where it’s currently illegal. Lois Beckett , a reporter for The Guardian, says the bill doesnt have much of a chance of passing the U.S. Senate, even though it passed the House of Representatives. Still, she says, its been a National Rifle Association priority. Robert Spitzer , a professor at SUNY Cortland, says the bill is part of a broader effort by gun...

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Roundtable: Edwards' Bid, Nagin's Complaint

Dec 29, 2006



This is NEWS & NOTES. I'm Farai Chideya.

On today's Roundtable, John Edwards aims for the presidency again, and the shrinking city of New Orleans.

Joining us is Joe Davidson, editor for The Washington Post; Mary Frances Berry, professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, she is in New Orleans today; and Nat Irvin, professor of future studies at Wake Forest University, columnist for the Winston-Salem Journal. He is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

A Conversation with Mayor Ray Nagin

Aug 29, 2006


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Nagin Blamed for Crescent City's Rising Crime

Jul 25, 2006

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Nearly a year after Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans is slowly returning to its old self, at least in one regard.



New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin won reelection over the weekend. Now he's planning to meet with key advisors to develop a 100-day plan. That 100 days will include the start of another hurricane season.

New Orleans residents have their own hopes for the coming months and years, as NPR's Cheryl Corley reports.

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New Orleans Politics, Post-Katrina

May 19, 2006

Farai Chideya talks with NPR political editor Ken Rudin for his political analysis of the upcoming mayoral runoff election in New Orleans. The race pits current Mayor Ray Nagin against Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu.



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


And I'm Michele Norris.

This weekend New Orleans voters will go to the poles to elect the man responsible for rebuilding the battered city. Incumbent Mayor Ray Nagin faces off against Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu, the son of Moon Landrieu, the larger than life mayor who ran New Orleans through much of the 1970s.

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.



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.


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Le Show For The Week Of Dec. 10, 2017

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer looks at The Year in Rebuke with Clintonsomething , The Ballad of Bowling Green , Karzai Talk , Made in America: David Muir's Hairstyle , Re-accommodating , Your Least Untruthful Answer, It's a Smart World , Chris Wallace pivots to standup on Fox News Sunday , The Apologies of the Week , and more!

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Louisiana Eats: A Hunt On The Wild Side

On this week's show, we’re sharing stories from modern day hunters and gatherers. We begin on the forest floor with Danlyn Brennan , who has spent her life foraging wild edibles. Her passion for wild craft is clear yet complicated by a desire to keep her methods and locations hidden.

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