EDUCATION DESK

Black students were twice as likely to be suspended compared to white students in Louisiana schools.
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Report: Louisiana Schools Suspend Black, Low-Income Students At Higher Rates Than Peers

Researchers at the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans have released a new report showing Louisiana's black students and low-income students are more likely to be suspended than white and wealthier students.

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COASTAL DESK

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Coastal News Roundup: Land Loss Is Changing Ducks, A Priority List For Restoration Projects

On this week's coastal news roundup, WWNO's Tegan Wendland talked with Nola.com | The Times-Picayune's coastal reporter Sara Sneath about how land loss is affecting a native duck species, prioritizing coastal restoration projects and new funding to rebuild a barrier island.

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Trump Jr., Kushner At Center Of Latest Russia Probe Revelations

Well have the latest on the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election including communications Donald Trump Jr. had with Wikileaks and increased scrutiny on the presidents son-in-law Jared Kushner  with CBS News Jeff Pegues, Reuters Jonathan Landay and Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow Max Boot. With guest host Jane Clayson. This show airs Monday at 10 a.m. EST. Guests: Jeff Pegues ,  CBS News correspondent. ( @jeffpeguescbs ) Jonathan Landay ,  Reuters...

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This week on the Coastal News Roundup: legal stuff!

A local levee board's lawsuit against more than 90 oil and gas companies ends after bouncing around in the courts for several years. Plus, the EPA, the federal Department of Justice, and the State of Louisiana reach a settlement with Exxon Mobil, after claiming Exxon's facilities violated the Clean Air Act.

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This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer has CPR's Now and Then, News of Smart Houses, What the Frack?, News of AFPAK, Let Us Try, News from Outside the Bubble, Read the Trades, The Apologies of the Week, and more!

Thomas Binkley was an American lutenist and early music scholar. He founded and led the famous "Studio der Frühen Musik" in 1960 in Munich which performed and recorded early music for twenty years. This Continuum presents excerpts from two of the ensembles famous CDs directed by Binkley. The music is from the repertoire of the troubadours and trouveres and from the famous Carmina Burana. Recordings used are; Troubadours, Trouveres & Minstrels (Studio der Frühen Musik) - Teldec 4509-97938-2, and Carmina Burana (Studio der Frühen Musik) -Teldec 4509-95521-2.

American Routes Shortcuts: Jerry Wexler

Nov 3, 2017
Jerry Wexler
American Routes

The late Jerry Wexler was born into a Jewish working class family in New York City in 1918. A combination of good ears, business sense, and chutzpa took Jerry from Manhattan window washer to the top of the R&B charts, producing artists like Ray Charles. Before his career as a record producer, Jerry Wexler did stints at BMI music publishing, Billboard Magazine, where as a writer he coined the term rhythm and blues.

When the Saints are playing, New Orleans is eating.
Ian McNulty

For players and coaches, a football game starts long before kickoff. The same holds true for the food-minded Saints fan. For such fans, it starts with choosing what to cook and devoting the hands-on work to ensure a victorious feast.

It's really no wonder. Take the enthusiasm of the Who Dat Nation, add south Louisiana's endemic passion for food and the results are predictably over the top.

Tomi Lunsford and Gwen Thompkins at Tomi's home in Nashville, TN
Jason Rhein

Like so many other musicians who have made a home in Nashville, singer Tomi Lunsford has spent her life immersed in country music. A native of Asheville, NC, she played in a family band from a young age. Her father, Jim Lunsford, was a journeyman fiddler who played with superstars of classic country and bluegrass such as Roy Acuff, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, Reno and Smiley, Bob Wills, and Marty Robbins. Her great-uncle, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, was a lawyer and famed collector of folk songs from the mountains of North Carolina.

Infrogmation of New Orleans / Flickr

New Orleans has a great new tool for music lovers. A Closer Walk is an interactive, location-based website about New Orleans music history. Just tap the map and you can find songs, rare photos, stories by local writers, and much more. One of the project’s founders, author Randy Fertel, speaks with NolaVie’s Renée Peck to share more about A Closer Walk.

Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Renée Peck.

Travis Lux / WWNO

Legendary musician Antoine “Fats” Domino passed away last week. New Orleanians celebrated his life and career with a second line parade Wednesday night. The whole thing started at Vaughan's, a bar in the Bywater. The intersection out front was packed by 5 p.m.

People were selling cold drinks and cotton candy. There were barbecue booths atop portable trailers. One person was wearing Fats Domino fat-suit complete with paper mache head, but most were wearing some shade of blue — a reference to the titles of some of Domino’s most famous songs like Blue Monday and Blueberry Hill.

Della Hasselle / WWNO

Extreme flooding caused major agricultural damage throughout South Louisiana in 2016. Now, struggling farmers are hoping to get help from a $10 million recovery grant approved by Congress this year.


Voters turn out on election day.
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The next mayor of New Orleans will be decided in a runoff scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18. This month The Listening Post wanted to know what New Orleanians need from their leaders. We asked: 

1) What do you want the next mayor to know about your life?

2) What are the most important issues in this election? 

3) What kind of leader does New Orleans need? Give specifics.

We also got to speak with Mayor Mitch Landrieu for this edition of The Listening Post. Here's an excerpt from our interview: 

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Le Show For The Week Of November 19, 2017

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer has News of AFPAK, News of Bees, New of the Smart World, News of the Olympic Movement, What the Frack, Apologies of the Week, plus great music and commentary on Al Franken and Roy Moore.

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FOOD & DINING

Marjory Collins

Where Y’Eat: If You're Chasing Perfection, Stay Away from My Thanksgiving Table

Even before you start picking at the turkey or swilling the early afternoon Beaujolais, you might be feeling a bit full of Thanksgiving. It’s the run up, which we are now in the midst of. As the calendar ticks down to Turkey day, we’re being stuffed with advice, product promos and tips to "master" the feast and host the "ultimate" holiday meal. How will yours compare?

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