EDUCATION DESK

Cade Brumley was sworn in as Superintendent of Jefferson Parish Schools.
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Jefferson Parish Schools Swears In New Superintendent

Jefferson Parish schools swore in its new superintendent Monday night - former DeSoto Parish schools superintendent Cade Brumley.

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COASTAL DESK

Pictured left to right: Councilman Jared Brossett, NORA Executive Director Brenda Breaux, NORA Board Chair Jim Singleton, Mayor LaToya Cantrell, and Councilwoman Helena Moreno.
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City Unveils Green Infrastructure Grant Program For Gentilly Residents

The city of New Orleans is launching a new program to help Gentilly residents install green infrastructure on their properties to absorb rain water. In 2016, the city got more than $141.2 million to improve stormwater management through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s National Disaster Resilience Competition .

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Trump's Refusal To Back U.S. Intel Over Russia At Putin Summit Sparks Bipartisan Ire

Updated at 7:13 p.m. ET President Trump's effort to reset relations with Russia backfired at home after he failed to side with the U.S. intelligence community over Moscow's interference in the 2016 election. The president's equivocation drew bipartisan condemnation, capping a week in which Trump alienated allies and cozied up to adversaries. Trump himself declared his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday in Helsinki a success, in what he called the "proud tradition of bold...

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Lost in Ray Nagin's 'Chocolate City' Shuffle

Jan 19, 2006

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In New Orleans at an event earlier this week honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, the city's mayor, Ray Nagin said this, welcoming residents back to a chocolate city.

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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.

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LE SHOW

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Le Show For The Week Of July 15, 2018

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings us We're Not #1, News of the Godly, World of Microplastics, News of the Warm, “Inside Extra Access Tonight: Sag Man” Radio Skit, Let Me Tell You About the Bees, News of the Atom, Apologies of the Week, original music selections by Harry, and more.

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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 Louis Maistros and Melinda Palacio

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Louis Maistros, author of “The Sound of Building Coffins,” who has just published a revised, expanded version of this book. Poet Melinda Palacio talks about what went into her most recent collection, “Bird Forgiveness.” Audio extra: Melinda Palacio read's poem, How to Wash a Duck from “Bird Forgiveness” July 15 calendar Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week: Lexi Ostrow signs “ A Heavenly Kind of Love ,” Sunday, July 15, at 2 at...

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FOOD & DINING

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Where Y’Eat: Digging Into Restaurant Diversity, In More Ways Than One

When we talk about diversity in New Orleans restaurants, it usually means minority representation, or to put it plainly, with black-owned restaurants.

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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.