COASTAL DESK

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Coastal News Roundup: Lawmakers Get In Bar Fight Over Coastal Restoration, And More

This week on the Coastal News Roundup, the state gets more money to figure out how to stop the invasive bug killing the coastal marsh. Plus, two state legislators get into bar fight over coastal restoration. Tristan Baurick from Nola.com/The Times-Picayune breaks down the week in coastal news with WWNO’s Travis Lux.

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CAPITOL ACCESS

With Regular Session Winding Down, House Approves Senate Changes To Budget

The Louisiana Legislature has sent a state budget for next year to Gov. John Bel Edwards' desk. But, as of Wednesday, the Governor said he doesn’t support the bill with nearly $650 million in cuts.

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A Royal Wedding With Global Allure: Our Photo Album

It was a royal event like no other: People, royal invitees and journalists from around the world have gathered in what it is not only a British and American affair, but a global one. Interests and love transcends all borders and this union is the best representation of it. We will be updating this album throughout the day. Here some of the most precious moments: Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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Project "Sync-Up" is a new economic initiative to help Louisiana's musicians.

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

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LE SHOW

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Le Show For The Week Of May 13, 2018

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings us News of the Atom, Mar a Lago Diet Ad Parody, News of the Godly, News From Outside the Bubble, "Spooky Gina" parody song, World of Microplastics, Apologies of the Week, plus original music selections from Harry, and more.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life With Jessica Peterson And Yuka Petz - And Whitney Stewart

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with book artists Jessica Peterson and Yuka Petz about the upcoming opening of the Artist Book Collection at Paper Machine, 6330 St. Claude. It's a wonderful collection of rare and gorgeous books that opens to the public May 19 from 1-3:30.

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FOOD & DINING

A Louisiana crawfish boil is a hands-on affair. Keep those cell phones in your pocket.
Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: At Crawfish Boils, Cell Phone Fixation Finally Takes a Breather

Crawfish give us so much. Good flavor, an excuse to gather, a chance to bask in the seasonal food glories of south Louisiana. Well, I’m adding one more blessing to the pile – a crawfish boil creates a temporary sanctuary from the cell phone.

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