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Immigrant Rights Groups Protest ICE Deportations

The Trump Administration has deported almost 85,000 people for about half of this year. In New Orleans, many immigrants are worried about their future. Hundreds held a candlelight vigil last night to protest deportations.

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Inside The Arts: Faith Prince Sings, Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play, Joan Of Arc Visits College

This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with Faith Prince. The legendary Broadway star is in town this week for a one night only performance at NOCCA. Then, a dark comedy. The regional premiere of Mr. Burns: a Post Electric Play by Anne Washburn explores the idea of a pop culture cartoon influencing a new civilization. And, Joan of Arc is attracting attention on an Uptown university campus. Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

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E. Coli, Lead And Mercury Found In Houston Floodwaters

More than 100,000 homes were damaged or destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which left much of Houston underwater. Residents there are now learning that the sitting water in their homes is toxic , containing dangerous levels of E. coli bacteria, and heavy metals like lead and mercury. The contamination was found after The New York Times commissioned scientists at Baylor and Rice universities to collect and test the floodwaters. Here & Now s Robin Young checks in with New York Times...

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This week on Inside the Arts, Musaica Chamber Ensemble kicks off its 12th Season with a program of music from around the world.

Then, a mobile radical arts ensemble takes on current issues as Taco Truck Theater rolls into town.

And, a new song, We Believe, from Sam Price and the True Believers Band celebrates diversity.

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with poet and memoirist Alice Anderson, author of "Some Bright Morning, I’ll Fly Away: A Memoir." We’ll also hear from comedian Mike Strecker, whose new books are "The Young Comic’s Guide to Telling Jokes, Books 1 and 2."

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This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer has a new Clintonsomething, News of AFPAC, News of Smart Houses, News of the Olympic Movement, News of the Warm, The Apologies of the Week, and more!

Continuum presents a program of early music performed by the 38 year old Ensemble Gilles Binchois, named after the Netherlandish composer who was one of the earliest members of the Burgundian school and one of the three most famous composers of the early 15th century. The French ensemble was founded in 1979 by Dominique Vellard. A quite varied program will be heard including the famous Mass of Notre Dame by Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377), the first mass composed by a known composer.

Coastal News Roundup: Cajun Navy To The Rescue

Sep 1, 2017
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Gov. John Bel Edwards praised the work of the Cajun Navy this week in rescuing Tropical Storm Harvey flood victims in Texas. He even pledged state support for the grassroots efforts by providing fuel at the border.

On this week’s show, we're going back to school for no ordinary education. 


We begin with Chef Jeremiah Tower, whose book, Table Manners, offers a 21st century guide to being a better host and guest. Jeremiah’s lessons on etiquette — and “techiquette” — come from a decades-long career owning and operating restaurants from California to Hong Kong.

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On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we discuss the kinks in the city's drainage system with The Advocate's Jeff Adelson. Then we'll share another episode of the Listening Post, which focuses on student transportation in New Orleans. 

And we'll share a story from Bring Your Own, our live story-telling series. 

American Routes Shortcuts: Bill Kirchen

Sep 1, 2017
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This week on American Routes Shortcuts, we visit with Titan of the Telecaster, Bill Kirchen, of Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen. The father of "dieselbilly," Kirchen helped Commander Cody take their hippie, honky-tonk satire up to the Top 10 with the 1972 hit “Hot Rod Lincoln.” Though he’s long been flying solo, Kirchen stuck with the automotive theme and high-octane sound. We spoke to Bill back in 2010 about his musical journey.

Did you know that 86 percent of students in New Orleans don't attend the school closest to their home? Or that the cost for student transportation rose from $18 to $30 million dollars in the course of 10 years?

With search and rescue efforts completed in the flooded parts of southwest Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards says the state has now taken the lead on evacuating and sheltering people from the far corner of southeastern Texas.


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


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Louisiana Eats: Stories From The Back Of The House

Behind every great restaurant is a great chef. But that chef would be nothing without the scores of people in the front and the back of the house who turn a meal into a memorable experience. On this week's show, we get to know two unsung heroes of hospitality in New Orleans.

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Real Journalism vs. Fake News

Hear about it over breakfast with Dean Baquet, Executive Editor of The New York Times


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Le Show For The Week Of Sept. 17, 2017

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer has a new original song about Chuck and Nancy, News of the Godly , News of the Warm , News of the Olympic Movement , The Apologies of the Week , and more!

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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.