COASTAL DESK

Travis Lux / WWNO

What Are The Environmental Consequences Of All That Glitter?

Countries across the world are starting to ban some microplastics. Like microbeads — the tiny pieces of plastic used in soap and face washes. This time of year in New Orleans, it’s almost raining plastic, from beads to glitter. Lots of glitter. But what happens to all that sparkly stuff after it washes away? WWNO’s Travis Lux took a look at the environmental consequences of glitter.

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CAPITOL ACCESS

Task Force Advances All Proposed Changes to TOPS

The legislative task force charged with re-examining the TOPS scholarship program in Louisiana approved a package of changes Wednesday.

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U.S. Curling Team Beats Russian Athletes To Kick Off Pyeongchang Olympics

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics' opening ceremony is Friday, but the first competitions are already under way. The U.S. curling team of Matt and Becca Hamilton led off a mixed doubles tournament by defeating a team from Russia. There was a smattering of applause for each team as they were announced. The loudest cheers were reserved for the host South Korean team, which was also on the ice as part of the mixed-doubles tournament at the Gangneung Curling Center. The Russians wore simple black...

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There's something special for your ears, eyes and palate at JazzFest 2008.

Ira Glass and "This American Life" come to the big screen.

The 39th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival opens with treats for all the senses!

Project "Sync-Up" is a new economic initiative to help Louisiana's musicians.

The Sharks and the Jets rumble in the New Orleans Opera's production of Leonard Bernstein's classic American musical.

Lionel Hampton Honored

Apr 18, 2008

Late jazz great Lionel Hampton to be honored Saturday at the Ogden Museum.

Chef Stacey Meyer reviews Gimchee Korean Restaurant in Metairie.

Diane Mack interviews Playwright Eve Ensler, author of "The Vagina Monologues".

Amanda McBroom performs "The Rose" and other original works at Le Chat Noir.

The 22nd annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival starts Wednesday, 3/26/2008.

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LE SHOW

Harry Shearer
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Le Show For The Week Of February 4, 2018

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings a new episode of News From Outside the Bubble, News of the Olympics, News of Bad Banks, News of the Smart World, Nixon in Heaven, News of the Atom, News of Inspectors General, music from the Meters, and more.

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FOOD & DINING

King cake doberge at the Bakery Bar in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: In New Orleans, The King Cake Reigns Without Many Rules

The cynical might chalk it up to the sugar buzz talking, but I believe king cake brings optimism. It barrels through indecision in favor of indulgence. It can brighten your day, even if it’s the last thing you eat at night. It’s not just a cake, it’s an emblem. This is also why king cake has become contentious.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life With Karen Celestan

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Karen Celestan, the creator, along with photographer Eric Waters, of "Freedom’s Dance: Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs in New Orleans ," a collection of beautiful photos with illuminating essays about this important aspect of our culture.

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