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Supporters of the leadership at Bethune and Baby Ben cheer for a student who urged the OPSB to grant Bethune's current leadership a charter.
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Bethune, Baby Ben Elementary Schools Get The Green Light To Charter

Superintendent Henderson Lewis says Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary and Benjamin Franklin Elementary are ready to become charter schools. Lewis' approval of the schools' plans mean next year, there will likely remain just one traditional public school in the district. Bethune and Benjamin Franklin Elementary are some of the last schools that the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) runs directly. Nearly all the rest are charter schools, which receive public dollars, but are run by private,...

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with Joel Dinerstein and Chris Champagne

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Tulane University professor Joel Dinerstein , whose new study of cool -- "The Origins of Cool in Postwar America" -- goes back to its start. Chris Champagne, author of Secret New Orleans, a guide to some wonderful and unexpected sights, describes his travels around the city.

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An Upset In Trump Country: Democrat Doug Jones Bests Roy Moore In Alabama

Updated at 12:44 a.m. ET Democrat Doug Jones has won the Alabama Senate special election, a victory that was a stunning upset in a deeply red state that voted overwhelmingly for President Trump. The president, who had backed Republican Roy Moore despite multiple accusations of sexual misconduct and assault, congratulated Jones on Twitter. The win by Jones, projected by The Associated Press two hours after the polls closed Tuesday night, is sure to send shock waves through Washington. The...

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

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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.

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The mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, said yesterday that to help revive his city's economy he'd like to expand casino gambling in the city's major hotels. The plan has many obstacles to overcome, from state backing to popular support. NPR's Jan--Ina Jaffe reports.

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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

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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

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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...

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"The Show with Chris Thile" in New Orleans!

The Show, 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 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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FOOD & DINING

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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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