This week on the Coastal News Roundup: Louisiana debates bringing a Russian fish and an update on pollution trading. Plus, some dubious claims about alligators. WWNO’s Travis Lux spoke with reporter Tristan Baurick, from Nola.com/The Times Picayune, about the week in coastal news.
AMERICAN ROUTES SHORTCUTS
William Bell grew up on the south side of Memphis. His mother was a gospel singer. As a child he began singing in the church, as a teenager he befriended other future Stax stars, Isaac Hayes, Al Jackson Jr. and Booker T. Jones. Bell recalls his early days at Stax Records. William Bell: It was like going to university, it really was. Thank God for Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton because they took some little ghetto kids and kids around the neighborhood and invited us into the building there at...
Updated at 10:31 a.m. ET So President Trump sought to fire Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller last year — but the White House's top lawyer wouldn't go along. Does that mean Mueller is safe? Maybe. Maybe not. The news about Trump's desire to get rid of Mueller only weeks after the president dismissed FBI Director James Comey — but his unwillingness to press the matter — could mean Trump and his advisers feel it's too dangerous to attempt the same play twice. Plus they've spent...
FOOD & DINING
The kid was staring at me, and I didn’t blame him. He was having lunch with his parents at the next table over and he was fixated on the king cake milkshake that I was eating all by myself.