This week on the Coastal News Roundup: The Mighty Mississippi was particularly mighty this week. The Army Corps of Engineers opened the Bonnet Carret Spillway to ease some of the pressure as the river rises. Also this week, new research reveals that thousands of Coast Guard members were harmed by the chemicals used to clean up the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.
NEW ORLEANS NEWS
Updated at 2:58 a.m. ET President Trump has agreed to a face-to-face meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "at a place and time to be determined," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Thursday. The announcement came in response to a stunning invitation from Kim, relayed by South Korea's national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, who briefed Trump and other U.S. officials on Chung's recent meeting with Kim in Pyongyang. Any meeting between these two...
FOOD & DINING
Sometimes, the food seasons of New Orleans arrive in all the gaudy glory of a king cake, and sometimes they register as the roiling boil of crawfish revving up in the backyard.
THE READING LIFE
This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Julie Kane, former Louisiana Poet Laureate and co-editor of a new landmark anthology, "Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse," along with contributors Nordette Adams and Andy Young, who read from their work.