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Mayor Mitch Landrieu, at a press conference in 2015.
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Reflecting On Eight Years In Office: An Interview With Mayor Mitch Landrieu

It’s Mitch Landrieu’s last week as mayor. Latoya Cantrell takes the office on Monday. Landrieu came into office eight years ago facing a huge budget deficit and the challenge of rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. In the past year he’s drawn national attention for removing confederate monuments and publishing a book about the experience.

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Months After Sexual Harassment Allegations, Louisiana Secretary Of State Resigns

Secretary of State Tom Schedler has announced his resignation following allegations of sexual harassment. Several Louisiana lawmakers, including Gov. John Bel Edwards, called for Schedler to resign when an employee filed a lawsuit in February.

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Doctor: Trump Dictated Letter Attesting To His 'Extraordinary' Health

In December 2015, Donald Trump's personal physician released a letter describing his patient's health in language that sounded more like it was written by the patient himself than the doctor — and it turns out that might be exactly what happened. "If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency," Dr. Harold Bornstein, a gastroenterologist from Lenox Hospital in New York, wrote at the time. The letter said that a recent medical...

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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.

Nagin Blamed for Crescent City's Rising Crime

Jul 25, 2006

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ED GORDON, host:

Nearly a year after Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans is slowly returning to its old self, at least in one regard.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin won reelection over the weekend. Now he's planning to meet with key advisors to develop a 100-day plan. That 100 days will include the start of another hurricane season.

New Orleans residents have their own hopes for the coming months and years, as NPR's Cheryl Corley reports.

CHERYL CORLEY reporting:

New Orleans Politics, Post-Katrina

May 19, 2006

Farai Chideya talks with NPR political editor Ken Rudin for his political analysis of the upcoming mayoral runoff election in New Orleans. The race pits current Mayor Ray Nagin against Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu.

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MELISSA BLOCK, host:

From NPR News this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.

MICHELE NORRIS, host:

And I'm Michele Norris.

This weekend New Orleans voters will go to the poles to elect the man responsible for rebuilding the battered city. Incumbent Mayor Ray Nagin faces off against Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu, the son of Moon Landrieu, the larger than life mayor who ran New Orleans through much of the 1970s.

It's the kind of thing that makes you wonder if we political types focus on the wrong thing.

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Le Show For The Week Of April 29, 2018

This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us Harry Reads the Trades, News of the Godly, News of the Warm, Let Me Tell You ‘Bout the Birds, News of Bees, It’s A Smart World, the Apologies of the Week, parodies about President Trump and Tom Brokaw, plus original music selections from Harry, and the late Bob Dorough.

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The Reading Life With Rick Bragg And Sheba Turk

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Rick Bragg, whose new memoir and cookbook is "The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table.” Delicious! And WWL news anchor Sheba Turk previews her new memoir," Off Air: My Journey to the Anchor Desk.”

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FOOD & DINING

After Jazz Fest, the neighborhood fills with people, sounds and more food.
Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: When Jazz Fest Ends, the After Party Eats Start on the Street

Everyone knows you should go to Jazz Fest ready to eat. But no one says you have to show up starving. And on the way back out, I’ve found it’s smart to have a little room left in the tank too, to be ready for those opportune eats on the streets.

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