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.
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.
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...
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.
THE READING LIFE
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.”
FOOD & DINING
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.