The battle between Einstein Charter Schools and the Orleans Parish School Board over getting kids to school appeared to be over when yellow buses started running last week. But for families who must navigate bus stops along busy roads in eastern New Orleans, the journey isn’t over. As WWNO reports in collaboration with The Lens , parents say buses stop at inconvenient locations that are dangerous to get to.
NOTES FROM NEW ORLEANS
Jazz Fest is almost here, along with the annual festivities that go on in the Fairgrounds neighborhood. While there are strict rules about what people can sell outside of the festival, there is a whole economy that exists just beyond the gates. You can have an experience at Jazz Fest without even going in. Producers Kelley Crawford and Sarah Holtz head to the fest to discover what goes on outside the gates of the Fairgrounds. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford...
Updated at 9:05 a.m. ET Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Trump's embattled nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, has withdrawn from consideration for the post amid allegations he had fostered a hostile work environment and behaved improperly while serving as the top doctor leading the White House medical unit. In a statement Thursday morning, Jackson said, "Going into this process, I expected tough questions about how to best care for our veterans, but I did not expect to have...
THE READING LIFE
This week on The Reading Life: Historian Erin Greenwald talks about the Tricentennial exhibit and book, “New Orleans, The Founding Era.” We’ll also hear from poets Brett Evans and Christopher Shipman about their new collaborative work, “Keats Is Not the Problem.”
FOOD & DINING
The James Beard Awards honor the best of the best in the American culinary world. With this year's awards gala right around the corner, join us this week for a chat with several James Beard Award nominees and winners.