COASTAL DESK

Travis Lux / WWNO

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

PJ Morton
Chris Granger

Music Inside Out: PJ Morton

The most heavily traveled road in American music begins in black church congregations, (i.e., Baptist, AME, and Pentecostal, among others), and leads to any and all forms of secular music. That’s the road PJ Morton took, and it has led him on a remarkable professional journey. Morton’s skill set is rooted in gospel music — he grew up the son of two preachers. But as an award-winning songwriter, singer, and producer, as well as the keyboardist in the platinum-selling group Maroon 5, and head...

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Trump Says He Sees The European Union As A 'Foe' Of U.S.

President Trump has said he has "low expectations" ahead of a summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, and added that he sees the European Union as a "foe" of the U.S. He made the comments in an interview with CBS that aired on Face the Nation , during a visit to Europe that has tested relations with some of the U.S.'s most important allies. "I go in with very low expectations. I think that getting along with Russia is a good thing," Trump told the program. "But it's possible we won't." The...

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...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"

 ...To test your knowledge of American History, take the WWNO July Trivia Quiz!

June Trivia Quiz

Jun 5, 2002

...Test your knowledge of Famous Folks Named Jones with our 10-question on-line trivia quiz for June...

April 2002 Quiz

Apr 8, 2002

The poet T. S. Eliot wrote: "April is the cruelest month", but you can test your mettle with 10 more Famous Quotes in the April Trivia Quiz, at New Orleans' own 89.9 WWNO...

A review of the TELARC CD "From the Isles to the Courts", by Ensemble Galilei...

Test your knowledge with Ten Tough Questions about American Music in WWNO's March Trivia Quiz...

A review of "Hurricane", the first-ever CD released by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring the music of Stephen Dankner...

In 1913, Stravinsky's ballet "Le Sacre du Printemps" (The Rite of Spring) caused a riot during its Paris premiere. Fistfights broke out in the audience, shoving matches ensued, and enough commotion was raised throughout the Theatre des Champs-Elysees that the dancers had difficulty hearing the music from the orchestra pit.

WWNO is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in February 2002... So, for our monthly quiz, we're asking 10 questions about current events in February 1972! From "The Hot Rock" to Nixon in China, show what you know, and jump back to 1972!

TO TAKE THE FEBRUARY 2002 QUIZ, CLICK HERE...

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LE SHOW

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer / Harry Shearer

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

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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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.