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Lawmakers At Odds Over Partial-Penny Tax Increase

The first real tax debate of the second special session happened Thursday in Ways and Means. After hours of discussion, visibly drained and irritated committee members passed just one tax bill and rejected a slew of others, including those supported by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

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CULTURE

Music Inside Out: Jason Marsalis

As a child, Jason Marsalis watched old television shows as much for the music as for anything the characters were doing onscreen. “I became a big fan of reruns of the tv show, The Monkees,” he tells Gwen. “My father thought it was just hilarious that I was into this. But when I look back on it, that was music from the 1960s.” For an 11 year-old, there’s not much difference between the 1960s and the 1920s. And that’s why Marsalis became equally enchanted by Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five and Hot...

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Mitch McConnell On Filling The Federal Bench: 'This Is My Top Priority'

For Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, 2018 could be defined by one word: judges. More than any other issue or cause in this midterm election year, the Kentucky Republican says he is focusing the chamber's agenda on confirming as many of President Trump's lifetime judicial appointments as possible before the end of the year. "There are over 1,200 executive branch appointments that come to us for confirmation, and among the most important — in fact, I would argue, the most important —...

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Ray Nagin: Running a Rundown City

Nov 17, 2005

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Coming up, we'll hear more about efforts to rebuild after last month's major earthquake in Pakistan.

Nagin Holds Meeting for Displaced New Orleanians

Nov 8, 2005

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Katrina Cleanup Proceeds as Rita Approaches

Sep 20, 2005

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New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has issued a mandatory evacuation order for everyone in his flood-stricken city.

New Orleans Mayor: Thousands Could be Dead

Aug 31, 2005

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Coming up, we'll go to Mississippi, where now more than 100 people are thought to have died in Hurricane Katrina.

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Le Show For the Week of May 20, 2018

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer interviews Orange County Register sports enterprise/investigative reporter, Scott Reid, about abuses at USA Swimming. Also: News of the Olympic Movement , The Apologies of the Week , and new song from Derek Smalls, and the Le Show Torture Playlist.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life With Victor Harris, Rachel Breunlin And Jeffrey Ehrenreich

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Victor Harris, Rachel Breunlin, and Jeffrey Ehrenreich , creators of the beautiful book, “Fire in the Hole: The Spirit Work of Fi-Yi-Yi and the Mandingo Warriors.”

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FOOD & DINING

Nicely chilled sparkling wine can take the edge off a hot summer day.
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Where Y’Eat: As New Orleans Sinks Into Summer, Wine Lovers Rise Above

In New Orleans, a wine lover may bow before Bordeaux and marvel at malbec. But then comes summer, our summer, and all bets are off, especially for heavier red wines. It’s time for wines that can cut through it all, wines that are refreshing and quenching.

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