Joshua Brasted

TriPod Xtras: The Stranger Disease

TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a new TriPod xtra segment. Host Laine Kaplan-Levenson sat down with Chris Kaminstein and Kiyoko Mccray, co-directors of a new play called 'The Stranger Disease' by local theater group Goat In the Road. The three met at the historic Madame John's Legacy home in the French Quarter, where the performance takes place. Laine begins the conversation by asking Chris Kaminstein to explain the play's title.

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House Leaders Seek To Renew Contract With Harrah's Casino

Harrah's — by contract, the only land-based casino in New Orleans — is one step closer to extending its deal with the state of Louisiana. The current contract is set to end in six years. But a bill brought by Speaker of the House Taylor Barras would give it another 30. In return, Harrah's has agreed to invest $350 million in its facility.

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Trump National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster To Resign, Be Replaced By John Bolton

Updated at 8:20 p.m. ET National security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is leaving the Trump administration, the president announced on Twitter Thursday evening. "I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend," the president wrote . Trump also said former Ambassador John Bolton will replace McMaster in a change that takes effect April 9. The planned change at the top of the country's national security infrastructure...

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In celebration of the city’s Tricentennial, NolaVie and New Orleans Historical bring you the series Who Did it Better: New Orleans Then and Now. In it, we look at aspects of the city’s history and their parallels in the present. Today we go to the city’s literary history, in a segment we’ll call Wags and Words.

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Laine Kaplan-Levenson sat down with political commentator and New Orleans native Cokie Roberts. The two discussed everything from the Me Too Movement to the 2018 midterm elections, and started local, with the city's upcoming mayoral transition.

Some lawmakers say Louisiana’s constitution makes it difficult to address the state’s budget crisis. So Rep. Franklin Foil (R-Baton Rouge) says it should be rewritten, at least in part. That hasn’t been done since the 1970s. 

A House committee voted Wednesday to reconstitute a commission that is trying to slow the spread of HIV, which affects nearly 22,000 Louisiana residents. Overall, Louisiana had the second highest rate in the nation of AIDS cases per 100,000 people, after the District of Columbia, and the third highest rate of HIV infections, after the District of Columbia and Georgia.

Ben Franklin High School Junior Jamia Brown shows her classmates how they can contact their elected officials to call for stricter gun laws. Ben Franklin Students were among thousands nationwide who walked out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence.
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Students packed the courtyard at Benjamin Franklin High School Wednesday morning — just two days after the school had to cancel classes due to its own gun threat. They were among hundreds of students in New Orleans and thousands nationwide who left their classrooms Wednesday to take part in a national school walkout to protest gun violence after the latest school shooting that killed 17 people in Parkland, Fla.

This week on Inside the Arts, Second Star New Orleans gears up for Two for Tennessee: The Tricentennial Edition. The performance collective premieres two original one-act plays inspired by the life and legacy of Tennessee Williams.

Cursive Makes A Comeback In Louisiana Schools

Mar 13, 2018
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Across the country, there's a new push to bring back an old skill. Last year, the Louisiana Legislature joined 16 other states in making cursive writing a required course in elementary schools, and the law took effect in January.

This week on The Reading Life: NOMA curator of photographs Russell Lord talks about the gorgeous new book, "Looking Again: Photography at the New Orleans Museum of Art."And novelist Tiffany Quay Tyson crafts a great Mississippi novel in The Past Is Never.

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This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer sings "Stormy Daniels," CPR's Said & Done: Harvey Weinstein, News of the Reckoning, News of the Warm, News of the Godly, News from Outside the Bubble, News of Microplastics, News of Inspectors General, The Apologies of the Week, and more!

"Ensemble für frühe Musik Augsburg", the great early music ensemble from Augsburg, Germany is featured on this week's Continuum. This is Part I of a series of programs devoted to the ensembles many CD recordings. Recordings used will be: "Camino de Santiago" - Christophorus CHR 74530, "Melancolia: Tears of the Soul" - Christophorus CHR 77225, and "Neidhart von Reuental" - Christophorus CD 77108.


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Le Show For the Week of March 18, 2018

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer presents News of Af-Pak, "We're Not #1," World of Microplastics, News of the Atom, News of the Godly, "Clinton-Something: The Wilderness Years," News of the Warm, Apologies of the Week, music, and more!

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The Reading Life with Thomas Keith and Minrose Gwin

This week on The Reading Life: Time to celebrate the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival with Thomas Keith, co-editor with Peggy L. Fox of "The Luck of Friendship: The Letters of Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin." In addition to being author and publisher, the two men shared a 40-year friendship.

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Red beans and rice at Dunbar's Creole Cuisine in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: As March Madness Rolls, New Orleans Tracks Its Own Red Beans Brackets

Gumbo is famous. Po-boys get plenty of press and king cake is now a seasonal sensation, splayed across social media for all the hungry world to crave.

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