TriPod: New Orleans @ 300
TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a look at the once secret history of Gay Carnival Krewes. Warning: this episode contains strong language not suitable for all listeners. Barrett Delong Church is showing me a giant flamingo Mardi Gras float that his husband will be riding on in the Krewe of Armenius den. Armenius is an all male, gay krewe, and it celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. I met Barrett, this year’s krewe captain, at their den the day before their big ball. This year’s theme?
This week on the Coastal News Roundup: coastal law. Coastal p arishes are suing oil companies, environmental advocates are suing the Army Corps, the Attorney General is also suing the Corps, and there’s been a recent surge in civil lawsuits over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It's hard to keep it all straight. It seems that in the struggle to come up with funds to fight coastal land loss, officials are turning to litigation. WWNO’s Tegan Wendland talked with Chris Dalbom of Tulane’s Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy.
Updated at 10:25 p.m. ET A prominent Kremlin-linked Russian politician has methodically cultivated ties with leaders of the National Rifle Association and documented efforts in real time over six years to leverage those connections and gain deeper access into American politics, NPR has learned. Russian politician Alexander Torshin said his ties to the NRA provided him access to Donald Trump — and the opportunity to serve as a foreign election observer in the United States during the 2012...
This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: The Appresidentice: Guns and Clearances, News of AFPAC , Let Us Try , News of Inspectors General , The Apologies of the Week , News of Microplastics , It's a Smart World , News of the Olympic Movement , and more!
FOOD & DINING
If we're at an oyster bar in Louisiana, we are usually not after something new, unless maybe it’s some different mojo in the cocktail sauce. But the oyster? We already know exactly what to expect. It will be a Gulf oyster – big, gregarious, generous, delicious, a bargain too and a taste we know by heart.
THE READING LIFE
This week I’ll be talking with Laura Lippman, whose new book is Sunburn. We’ll also hear from Clayton Delery, author of Out for Queer Blood: The Murder of Fernando Rios and the Failure of New Orleans Justice.