National Weather Service (NWS)

Tropical Storm Warning Lifted For New Orleans, But Threats Remain

The National Weather Service (NWS) lifted its tropical storm warning the the New Orleans metro area this morning. But Mayor Mitch Landrieu says we could still feel the storm’s effects. “We’re not in the clear yet,” he says. The city is still under a tornado watch until 7pm Wednesday, and the NWS expects three to six inches of additional rain over the next two days. If that rain falls in a very short amount of time, the city could experience localized flooding. Landrieu said the worst flooding...

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Andre Paultre

TriPod Goes To Haiti

In this edition of TriPod Xtras, host Laine Kaplan-Levenson sits down with WWNO’s Janae Pierre to talk about a recent trip to Haiti, the end of TriPod’s second season, and a look at season three. To see photos from Laine’s reporting trip to Haiti, follow TriPod on Instagram at @TriPodnola. You can also tweet your favorite episodes at @tripodnola, and we’ll re-air them this summer, and give you a special shoutout! New TriPod xtras will be released between season 2 and season 3, but on the...

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WWNO's 4th Annual One Day Flash Drive!

Help ensure we reach our overall annual budget goal by June 30th: begin your sustaining membership today! You are the largest single source of support -- Thank You!


CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare. The long-awaited plan marks a big step toward achieving one of the Republican Party's major goals. The Senate proposal is broadly similar to the bill passed by House Republicans last month, with a few notable differences. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has been criticized for drafting the bill in secret with just a dozen Republican Senate colleagues, says...

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The Pool Room at the former Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City.
George Geslin / Wikimedia Commons

On this week’s show, we take an in-depth look the evolution of restaurant dining in the America and speak with the co-owner of one the nation's top restaurants.

American Routes Shortcuts: Jesse Winchester

Jun 2, 2017
Jesse Winchester
American Routes

Each week, American Routes brings you Shortcuts, a sneak peek at our upcoming show. This week the late songwriter Jesse Winchester tells of his musical life on the road. Jesse Winchester grew up around Memphis, where he was surrounded by gospel and country music as well as early rhythm & blues and rock & roll radio, sounds that would define his own musical and songwriting style throughout his life. In the early ’60s, he moved to Massachusetts for college and then fled to Quebec to avoid being drafted to Vietnam.

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Today, Thursday, June 1st, is the official start of hurricane season.


Local officials say they’re ready. But they want to make sure you are too, and hope some new technology helps.


If there’s one thing state and local officials want you to know, it’s this: have a plan.

The French 75 Bar recently brought new attention to the old line French Creole restaurant Arnaud's.
Ian McNulty

The pace of change for New Orleans restaurants feels rapid and constant. But we still look to one corner of the dining scene as a rock of stability. It's the old-line French Creole restaurant, steeped in history, bound by tradition and never changing. Right? 

Well, actually no. Change and even trends visit these restaurants too, though sometimes in ways that are subtle and gradual, but still fundamental. To see what I mean, let's go to the French Quarter.

Volunteer Lineup
Nina Feldman

Hurricane season starts today, and the city encourages all residents to have their own evacuation plan. But not everyone can get out of town on their own. That’s why New Orleans has developed a citywide assisted evacuation system. To run smoothly, a lot of agencies have to work together - and people have to know about it, too.



This week on Inside the Arts, diversity and acceptance are celebrated in a new work being presented by The New Orleans Opera Association.  It’s America’s first transgender opera…As One.  A work that has been starting conversations across the country. We talk with New Orleans Opera artistic director Robert Lyall.

Arrow Cafe

On any given day when you enter Arrow Cafe on North Rampart Street, you are greeted with coffee and baked goods. Yet, this coffee shop goes beyond the caffeine and sugar with art, pop-ups, community outreach, and a mission all their own. 

Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.  

This week on Inside the Arts, the 6th Annual Birdfoot Festival kicks off with chamber music concerts in venues across the city. Violinist Jenna Sherry joins us.

Then, a sneak peek at Prospect 4. The citywide art exhibition opens in November.  WWNO's Eileen Fleming has details.

And, we travel the world as the Komenka Ethnic Dance and Music Ensemble presents its 37th Annual Spring Concert. Artistic director John Rodi stops by for chat.

Click here for the latest episodes of Inside the Arts.

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This week on The Reading Life: Culinary historian Jessica Harris, author of High on the Hog, Beyond Gumbo, and so many other great books, talks about about her new and very personal memoir, "My Soul Looks Back." Nicholas Reynolds uncovers a new side of a great American writer in "Writer, Sailor, Soldier Spy, Ernest Hemingway’s Secret Adventures, 1935-1961," and Phyllis Jordan previews that annual rite of spring, the Symphony Book Fair.

**Lagniappe Audio**

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Earlier this month, Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar on Orleans Avenue in the Treme was shut down.



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T-shirts worn by Lost Cat Hot Tamale Company vendors in Greenville, Mississippi
Poppy Tooker / Louisiana Eats

Louisiana Eats: Delta Hot Tamales

On this week’s show, we travel to Greenville, Mississippi for their annual Delta Hot Tamale Festival . We begin by speaking with author Julia Reed , who participates as the festival’s official Pizzazz Consultant. Julia’s writing has graced the pages of Newsweek , The Wall Street Journal, Vogue Magazine and Garden and Gun . She shares memories of the very first Hot Tamale Festival and the significance of the hot tamale in the Mississippi Delta.

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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.


Harry Shearer
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Le Show for the Week of Jun. 18, 2017

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer Reads the Trades , and is thanked by his radio staff, plus Karzai Talk , News of the Olympic Movemen t, Our Freedom-Loving Friends , News of the Atom , Let Us Try , News from Outside the Bubble , The Apologies of the Week , and more!

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