COASTAL DESK

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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

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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Susan Larson sits down with Judy Walker to discuss food scholarship and memoirs.

National Hurricane Center / NOAA

One group of forecasters has decreased its 2018 hurricane season forecast from above-average to below-average.

There are typically about 12 named storms in the Atlantic during hurricane season.

Harry Shearer
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This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us News of Bees, Our Freedom Loving Friends, News of NiceCorps, The Apologies of the Week, News of Americas Longest War, Karzai Talk, News from Outside the Bubble, News of the Warm, original comedy sketches and great music.

This week on The Reading Life: Kim Vaz-Deville , editor of "Walking Raddy: The Baby Dolls of New Orleans," a glorious celebration of the women's masking and marching tradition. Vaz-Deville is also the author of "The Baby Dolls: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition." She is professor of education and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana. And we'll hear some special audio of producer George Ingmire's interview with Baby Doll Tee-Eva Perry.

The Garden of Love will be featured on Continuum this week, with performances by La Nef, Gothic Voices, and The Dufay Collective. Music from The Garden of Earthly Delights, The Garden of Zephirus and A Dance in the Garden of Mirth will be heard — an array of the various aspects of the medieval Garden of Love including both songs and dances. Recordings used are; (La Nef) - Dorian DIS-80135, (Gothic Voices) - Hyperion CDA66144, and (The Dufay Collective) - Chandos CHAN 9320.

Poppy with George and Linda Meyers
Reggie Morris / Louisiana Eats

On this week's show, we're celebrating the 4th of July holiday by savoring the remarkable diversity that shapes America's food culture. 

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced, "the state of Louisiana no longer holds the title of incarceration capital of the nation."

Lady Delaney

Artist Lauren George, also known as Lady Delaney, is the mastermind behind a mysterious collection of miniatures that can be found at historic sites around New Orleans. She and NolaVie's Kelley Crawford discuss some big ideas about things that are very small.   

American Routes Shortcuts: Jeff Tweedy

Jun 29, 2018
Jeff Tweedy
American Routes

Jeff Tweedy grew up in Belleville, Illinois, a midsized, blue-collar suburb of St. Louis. In high school he started a band with Jay Farrar that became Uncle Tupelo in the late 80s, and later grew into Wilco, the popular indie band now with us for over two decades. When Tweedy was a kid, he spent a lot of time in the tavern run by his maternal grandfather, back in Belleville.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / nola.com/The Times-Picayune

For this week's coastal news roundup, WWNO’s Tegan Wendland talked with science fellow at nola.com/Times Picayune, Joan Meiners, about sea lice, migrating tropical diseases and bugs.

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LE SHOW

Harry Shearer
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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

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.