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Einstein parent Yanys Rozhez missed work to drive his son to a safer bus stop.
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Einstein’s Kids Are Being Bused To School, But Families Say There Are Bumps In The Road

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.

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NOTES FROM NEW ORLEANS

Infrogmation of New Orleans

Get In Where You Fit In: The Self-Made Entrepreneurs of Jazz Fest

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...

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Ronny Jackson Withdraws As VA Nominee

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 Ronny Jackson, President Trump's embattled nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, has withdrawn from consideration for the post amid allegations he had fostered a hostile work environment and behaved improperly while serving as the top doctor leading the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...

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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.

The Neighborhood Gallery celebrates it's 20th anniversary with the retrospective exhibit "Then and Now."

It may be Super Tuesday elsewhere, but in New Orleans, it's Fat Tuesday — Mardi Gras — the third since Hurricane Katrina. And with 12 days of parades and parties, the city is almost as festive as before the storm.

By 8 a.m. Tuesday, hundreds of people were gathering at the corner of Claiborne and Jackson for the start of the Zulu parade.

Larry Roy, resplendent in face paint, red satin coat and headdress, is the Zulu Krewe's Minister of Fun.

And as for any lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina, he said things have gotten better.

Roundtable: Edwards' Bid, Nagin's Complaint

Dec 29, 2006

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FARAI CHIDEYA, host:

This is NEWS & NOTES. I'm Farai Chideya.

On today's Roundtable, John Edwards aims for the presidency again, and the shrinking city of New Orleans.

Joining us is Joe Davidson, editor for The Washington Post; Mary Frances Berry, professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, she is in New Orleans today; and Nat Irvin, professor of future studies at Wake Forest University, columnist for the Winston-Salem Journal. He is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

A Conversation with Mayor Ray Nagin

Aug 29, 2006

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ED GORDON, host:

From NPR News, this is NEWS AND NOTES. I'm Ed Gordon.

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Le Show For The Week Of April 22, 2018

This week on Le Show Harry brings us We’re Not #1, News of NiceCorps, Harry Reads the Trades, News of the Olympic Movement, the Apologies of the Week, plus satirical sketches about President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen, great music and more.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life With Erin Greenwald, Brett Evans And Christopher Shipman

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.”

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FOOD & DINING

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Louisiana Eats: And The James Beard Award Goes Too...

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.

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