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,...
THE READING LIFE
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.
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...
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!
FOOD & DINING
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.