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Above-Average Hurricane Activity Expected This Season

Hurricane season starts next week -- June 1st. In their annual outlook released today (May 25th), forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that the Atlantic Ocean will see above average hurricane activity this hurricane season, which runs through November 30th.

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ALL THINGS NEW ORLEANS

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All Things New Orleans: May 25, 2017

This week on All Things New Orleans, we chat with Stand with Dignity's lead organizer, Toya Lewis, about a series of song story workshops. Then, we'll discuss a report on street maintenance and how to pay for it with Amy Glovinsky, President of the Bureau for Governmental Research. And Jessica Rosgaard returns with The Advocate's Stephanie Grace to talk about the upcoming mayoral race and more from this year's legislative session. Then, another story from Bring Your Own, a live story-telling...

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05/29/2017: Do you want your robots to be perfect or a bit more human?

Campaign money used to be spent on things like outdoor posters and television advertisements. Now much of that is going to Facebook. On today's show, we'll discuss how big of a role the social media giant is playing in U.K. elections, specifically, and lessons that the country is learning from the Trump campaign. Afterwards, we'll take a look at the mechanics behind the cloud content management company Box, and then talk about the latest addition to the hotel industry: robots.

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A coalition of community groups is leading a petition drive to recall New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro.

Delayed Restoration Project Breaks Ground

May 16, 2017
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The Army Corps will use sand and silt from the bottom of the Mississippi River to build new marshes. The restoration project has been delayed for several years, but is set to break ground next month.

This week on Inside the Arts, the 3rd Annual New Orleans International Guitar Festival gets underway at Tulane University.  Guitarists from 10 countries will celebrate a variety of musical styles.

Then, the Spider Queen, an original work from The NOLA Project, continues its run in NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

This week on The Reading Life: Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, author of The Fact of a Body: A Murder, A Memoir, describes reconstructing the 1992 murder of 8 year-old Jeremy Guillory by Ricky Langley in Iowa, LA, and interweaving it with her own personal history. Journalist-turned-novelist Omar El Akkad, author of American War, talks about his choice of Louisiana as a setting for his vision of a second American Civil War in 2074.

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Center for Progressive Reform

In coming years, rising seas and sinking land will force many to move away from the coast. Some communities are already doing so. New research from the Center for Progressive Reform, a Washington-based nonprofit, looks at how 17 communities - from Alaska to South Dakota - are pulling it off.

WWNO’s Tegan Wendland talked with study-author, Loyola University law professor, Rob Verchick.

Support for the Coastal Desk comes from the Walton Family Foundation, the Coypu Foundation, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and local listeners.

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, our friend Eduardo Courtade joins us to share a few upcoming events hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He's the Program Director for local stations Radio Tropical and La Fabulosa, which play music in addition to covering sports and news in Spanish.  

Then, Jessica Rosgaard checks in with Baton Rouge Representative Ted James to talk about his law enforcement bills. 

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The Jefferson Davis statue was removed before sunrise on May 11th, 2017.  This is the second of four Confederate monuments slated for removal in New Orleans. Hours after the statue came down, WWNO’s Laine Kaplan-Levenson spoke to Mayor Mitch Landrieu about the safety precautions and controversy surrounding the monument removal, and how this fits into his larger vision of the city’s path towards racial conciliation.

Harry Shearer
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This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: Nixon in Heaven, The Appresidentice, Our Freedom-Loving Friends, News of Smart Houses, News of the Olympic Movement, News of Microplastics, News of the Godly, "Deaf Boys," The Apologies of the Week, and more!

Continuum presents dance music that may have been heard in The Garden of Mirth (a garden of love) from the 13th Century poem, The Romance of the Rose, a medieval French poem styled as an allegorical dream vision. It is a notable instance of courtly literature. The work's stated purpose is to both entertain and to teach others about the Art of Love. At various times in the poem, the "Rose" of the title is seen as the name of the lady, and as a symbol of female sexuality in general.

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American Routes

Each week, American Routes brings you Shortcuts, a sneak peek at the upcoming show. This week, we celebrate Mothers Day with a montage of musicians, honoring their moms. To hear the full program, tune into WWNO Saturdays at 7 or Sundays at 6 or listen at americanroutes.org

We’ve got saxophonist Sonny Rollins on the essential support from his mother to persevere in jazz. Also Creole accordionist Geno Delafose tells of Mama coming out to the dance hall. And St. Louis soul singer Fontella Bass telling a tale of trying to take a train out of town, until her mother found out.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC

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Beautiful classical music, from traditional to contemporary, on Classical 104.9

FOOD & DINING

Pigs graze in forests on Mahaffey Farms in Princeton, Louisiana.
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Louisiana Eats Tours Farms Afield And At Sea

On this week's show, we hit the road to tour a variety of farms that do everything from growing fresh produce to raising colonies of honeybees. We begin with a tour of Mahaffey Farms in Princeton, Louisiana, where Evan McCommon has been converting his family's timber ranch into a biodiverse farm. The changes have been slow, but his resolve steady as the 1,100 acres change from a dense forest to an open savannah.

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WWNO's Travel Krewe Is Going To Bella Italia

Join WWNO New Orleans Public Radio, and a like-minded group of curious travelers for a journey rich in the art, architecture, food, wine, and music of la bella Italia.

LE SHOW

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Le Show For The Week Of May 28, 2017

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer interviews Max Holland, author of "Leak." Also, Trump Underwear , Our Freedom-Loving Friends , The Apologies of the Week , News about Emoluments , and more!

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