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New Orleans: Ready Or Not? Taking Matters Into Our Own Hands

New Orleans is a city that floods. Even a small storm can leave streets impassable. City officials say they’re working on solutions, but they’re also asking citizens to help out. All this week we’ve aired stories about how prepared the city is for the threats that climate change will bring — heavier rains, bigger storms, extreme temperatures — and there are some serious doubts. That’s why some people are taking matters into their own hands.

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CULTURE

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A Little Bit Of Paris In New Orleans

Bastille Day arrives on July 14, and in this tricentennial year, the holiday prompts a reflection on the city’s French heritage. Kyly La Riviere is strengthening the French-Louisianan connection by bringing a little bit of Paris to New Orleans at Petit Paris Market on Magazine Street.

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Trump Calls His Criticism Of British Prime Minister 'Fake News'

Updated at 12:35 p.m. ET President Trump denied criticizing British Prime Minister Theresa May on her home soil Friday, despite being quoted in an interview with a British tabloid saying she had gone "the opposite way" and ignoring advice he gave her regarding Britain's withdrawal from the European Union. In a wide-ranging news conference alongside May, which followed a meeting at the prime minister's country estate, Chequers, Trump also said that immigration had been "very bad for Europe"...

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Katrina Cleanup Proceeds as Rita Approaches

Sep 20, 2005

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

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And I'm Michele Norris.

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This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

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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From NPR West, this is DAY TO DAY. I'm Alex Chadwick.

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

January Trivia Quiz

Jan 22, 2004

Test your knowledge with 10 tough questions about Woody Allen, Tom Hanks, and 1950s game shows...

Profile: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin

Nov 5, 2003

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The 1980s

Oct 16, 2002

It was the decade of big hair, Betamax, Bosom Buddies, and Bill Buckner...

Test your knowledge of the 1980s - the decade that gave us Ronald Reagan, Robocop, Rubik's Cube, and Rain Man... Take "The 1980s Quiz".

...They make beautiful music with their four guitars, and they'll be in New Orleans for a WWNO co-sponsored concert on September 20th.

In this patriotic month of July, what better time for a 10-question trivia quiz all about "American History"

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LE SHOW

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Le Show For The Week Of July 8, 2018

This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us a tribute to the late Henry Butler with excerpts from an interview the two conducted, a performance from Butler at the South By Southwest Conference & Festival, and reflections about his life from other New Orleans piano players, Tom McDermott and David Torkanowsky. Plus, new editions of News of Dominion, News of the Warm, and the Apologies of the Week.

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How prepared is New Orleans for the challenges that climate change will bring in coming years? WWNO and The Lens explore this question with a special series.

THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with Kent Wascom and Heather Veneziano

This week on The Reading Life: Susan Larson talks with novelist Kent Wascom, whose third novel in the Woolsack saga is “The New Inheritors.” We’ll also hear from Heather Veneziano, one of the editors and contributors to "Gateway to New Orleans, Bayou St. John, 1708-2018,” a gorgeous history/architectural survey of one of the city's most beloved neighborhoods. Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week: Kent Wascom discusses and signs "The New Inheritors," Tuesday, July 10, at 6 p.m....

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FOOD & DINING

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Louisiana Eats: World Cup of Liquors

Every four years, World Cup fans join together in the spirit of international competition. On this week's show, we raise a glass to intercontinental camaraderie by tasting five exotic spirits produced across the globe. We begin our celebration the way they do in China, with a baijiu toast. American expat Derek Sandhaus introduces us to this ancient Chinese liquor, which has recently gained popularity in the West. Then we'll hear about a popular herbal digestive in the Czech Republic:...

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TRICENTENNIAL READING LIST

Susan Larson, host of The Reading Life, talks with local authors and readers about their favorite books from three hundred years of New Orleans literature.