Wallis Watkins

Ballot Set to Determine Louisiana's Secretary of State and US Representatives in November Election

Friday was the last day for candidates in Louisiana to get their name on the ballot for fall elections. The only statewide race in November will have nine candidates vying for the job of Secretary of State, responsible for overseeing elections throughout Louisiana. State Representative Rick Edmonds (R-Baton Rouge) qualified for the race Friday, saying he’s ready to build transparency and integrity into the office. “But also, it’s time to build a wall,” said Edmonds. “That’s right - it’s time...

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Coastal News Roundup: Pirogue Races Return, Barrier Islands Are Rebuilt

This week on the Coastal News Roundup, we take a look at barrier islands — what they do, and why the state is creating them artificially . Plus, we explore what less sediment in the Mississippi River could mean for coastal restoration and the return of a Jean Lafitte tradition: pirogue races .

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Week In The News: Helsinki Summit, Trump Walkbacks, Suspected Russian Spy Jailed

With  Jane Clayson The Summit crisis. President Trump in his own words.  Suspected Russian spy jailed in the U.S. The roundtable dives in. Guests Ishaan Tharoor , foreign affairs reporter for The Washington Post. ( @ishaantharoor ) Alexis Simendinger , national political correspondent for The Hill. ( @ASimendinger ) Jack Beatty , On Point news analyst. ( @JackBeattyNPR ) From The Reading List BBC : Trump Putin: Incredulity as Russian leader is invited to visit US President Donald Trump has...

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Nagin Blamed for Crescent City's Rising Crime

Jul 25, 2006

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Nearly a year after Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans is slowly returning to its old self, at least in one regard.

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New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin won reelection over the weekend. Now he's planning to meet with key advisors to develop a 100-day plan. That 100 days will include the start of another hurricane season.

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It's the kind of thing that makes you wonder if we political types focus on the wrong thing.

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, in a tight runoff race with the state's current lieutenant governor to keep his post, vowed the city will be ready for the coming hurricane season and rebuffed claims in a recently published book that he was an ineffective leader as the storm ravaged the city last August.

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and other officials lay out new evacuation plans for the city, nearly nine months after it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. With the revamped strategy focused on helping those without transportation leave, Nagin reassured residents that looting would be prevented.

Nagin, who faces a runoff election for his post on May 20, says the detailed plan for a total evacuation in the event of a huge storm was worked out over several months, with the help of the federal government. The plan would use buses and trains to get people out of the city.

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A new campaign for mayor is underway in New Orleans after Saturday's first round made an election runoff necessary.

New Orleans Mayoral Race Down to Two

Apr 23, 2006

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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 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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Ian McNulty

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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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.