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Cold Front Shuts Down New Orleans

UPDATED 3:57 PM Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency in response to record low temperatures. Icy conditions have left a frozen mess in New Orleans. The city is basically shutdown. A hard freeze warning is in effect from 5 p.m. Wednesday through 11 a.m. Thursday.

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Inside The Arts: Simply The Best-The Tina Turner Story, Bal Masque, Urban Bush Women

This week on Inside the Arts, New Orleans Jazz vocalist Anais St. John debuts Simply the Best: The Tina Turner Story. She joins us for a chat about her live tribute to the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll. Then, a Carnival celebration finds revelers masking with a mission---to break the cycle of poverty and violence for New Orleans' youth thru the culinary arts. World renowned chefs and international musicians headline the 3rd Annual Link Stryjewski Foundation's Bal Masque. Chef Stephen Stryjewski will...

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As Mueller Investigation Has Become Politicized, Americans Are Split On Its Fairness

Americans are split on whether they think the Justice Department's Russia investigation is fair and are unsure of special counsel Robert Mueller, but they overwhelmingly believe he should be allowed to finish his investigation, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll . Fewer than half of Americans (48 percent) think the Russia probe has been fair, more than a quarter (28 percent) think it has not been and another quarter are unsure (23 percent). Just 29 percent of Americans had a...

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Photo Credit: Steve Sisney

This week on Inside the Arts, we catch up with The Fonz! Henry Winkler, the iconic Happy Days star is heading to town for the Wizard World Comic Con extravaganza. 

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with James Lee Burke, whose new book is Robicheaux. Also, Susan makes a few recommendations for books about books and finally, another 'Book Song'!

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This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings us News of Bees, News of Microplastics, News of the Atom, News of AfPak, Karzai Talk, Apologies of the Week, and great music.

This week on Continuum you'll hear excerpts from the Feast of Fools, a post-European Christmas event dating from the Middle Ages. Occurring between Christmas and Epiphany, this celebration was marked by much license and buffoonery. The clergy and the laity traded places for a day and interesting things happened, particularly in The Mass of the Ass.

You'll hear it from these CDs: The Feast of Fools (The New London Consort) L’Oiseaus-Lyre 433 194-2, and La Fete de L'Ane (Clemencic Consort) Harmonia Mundi HMT 7901036.

Louisiana Eats: 2017 Louisiana Eat! Year In Review

Dec 29, 2017
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As 2017 comes to an end, we take a look back at some of our favorite Louisiana Eats moments from the past year.


First, we speak with Lior Lev Sercarz, a chef, spice blender, and owner of La Boîte in New York City. Lior discusses his career's trajectory from sergeant of the Israeli army to spice master, and explains why he believes both home cooks and professional chefs will benefit from delving into spices.


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Here it is, the last show of the year! On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans we'll recap a few special interviews with some of our favorite guests, including Tank & The Bangas, Jon Cleary, Chris Thile, PJ Morton and more! 

We'll also share a few bloopers that'll definitely give you a good laugh. 

American Routes Shortcuts: Joan Baez

Dec 29, 2017
Joan Baez
American Routes

We go to Bob Dylan’s back pages and hear from American folk singer, songwriter, and activist, Joan Baez, who helped bring Dylan into the spotlight. Baez and Dylan collaborated frequently and briefly became involved romantically. Host Nick Spitzer speaks with Joan Baez about her favorite love ballads, Bob Dylan going electric, and what it’s like to be the subject of songs, known worldwide.

NS: I wonder, is there a single love song over the years that most endures for you?

JB: A single love song?

Big Freedia, the Queen Diva of Bounce, has done more than any other artist to bring the unmistakable New Orleans hip-hop sound to the world. His output is as unrelenting as the bounce beat, with singles, EPs, videos, all-star collaborations, LGBTQ rights advocacy, and a reality television show now entering its sixth season.

Ian McNulty

Dining trends and new concepts can be exciting, but for some New Orleans expats the food priorities are all from the past. The holiday season is their time to reconvene with familiar flavors, and that time is limited. Don't get in their way. 

For those interested in the latest from the realm of food and restaurants, these have been exciting times around New Orleans. There have been so many new eateries, new flavors and hot trends turning up, it’s been hard just to keep track of them, never mind try them all.

Kelley Crawford

Winters in New Orleans don’t exactly conjure up images of frozen lakes and ear muffs. Yet, there is one exception to this rule and her name is Sarah Zanolli. She's a professional figure skater and New Orleans’ official Ice Ambassador. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford catches up with Sarah during the final stretch of this year’s ChristmasFest.

Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.


Live From Here with Chris Thile, Jan. 20!

with guests: John Prine, Sylvan Esso, Rory Scovel, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Gaby Moreno!

Classical 104.9 FM

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


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Le Show For The Week Of Jan. 14, 2018

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: The Bill of Love, Our Freedom-Loving Friends , News of Microplastics , Read the Trades , News of Smart Home s , It's a Smart World , The Apologies of the Week , and more!

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Chef and co-owner of DTB New Orleans and Bacobar in Covington, Carl Schaubhut
Max Cusimano

Louisiana Eats: A Chef's Journey With Cancer

Chef Carl Schaubhut is a culinary dynamo. The New Orleans native behind Bacobar on the Northshore and DTB in Uptown is known for his innovative menus that marry regional and international flavors. "To say that food was part of life is a literal explanation, Carl told Louisiana Eats host Poppy Tooker. "I mean, it is life. It's every day."

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