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Cheryl Gerber

This 'Bad Child' Became A Judge With A Passion For Justice

If there’s one person in New Orleans – in the world of criminal justice – that you really ought to meet, it’s this guy.

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CAPITOL ACCESS

Lawmakers Focus On One Bill To Address Sexual Harassment

Lawmakers have agreed on moving one bill forward to address sexual harassment in state government. As it stands now, Louisiana doesn’t have a standard sexual harassment policy on the books.

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Report Says Sean Hannity Linked To Other Trump-Connected Attorneys, Besides Cohen

Days after it was revealed that Fox News host Sean Hannity was a client of President Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, The Atlantic reports that the political commentator has employed at least two other lawyers with links to the president and who are also frequent guests on his show. According to the magazine, attorneys Jay Sekulow and Victoria Toensing sent a cease-and-desist letter on behalf of Hannity to an Oklahoma radio station responding to an accusation against the host made on...

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Harry Shearer
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This week on Le Show: The Return of Shab-Shab, News of the Olympic Movement, Our Freedom-Loving Friends in Saudi Arabia, News of the Warm, The Apologies of the Week, News of Inspectors General, News of the Atom, Let Us Try, and more!

“On Our Watch” is a sobering one-hour documentary film about Louisiana’s alarming loss of coastal wetlands.  “On Our Watch” examines the origins of wetlands erosion and subsidence, which combined with sea level rise, are producing projections of accelerating land loss and increased flooding  and destruction of coastal communities.  The film explains the complicated issues surrounding Louisiana’s underfunded  plan for preserving and restoring wetlands and protecting some residents from flooding.

With Spring now officially with us Continuum celebrates the new season with a special program of early English Music featuring a live performance by The Folger Consort of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. You'll hear "It Was a Lover and His Lass", "Daphne" and many other appropriate to the coming of Spring. Recordings used are: When Birds Do Sing (The Folger Consort) - Bard BDCD 1-9207 and William Byrd - Virginals & Consorts (Capriccio Stravagante) - Auvidis E 8611.

Poppy With Rob Nelson of Elmer Chocolate
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  It's springtime in the Bayou State! On this week's show, we're following the Easter Bunny to Ponchatoula, Louisiana for a tour of the Elmer Candy factory. With a heritage that reaches back to 1855, Elmer Candy is not only the oldest candy maker in Louisiana, but one of the oldest in the nation. 

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On this week's coastal news roundup, WWNO's Tegan Wendland talked with  Sara Sneath of NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune about chemical releases in St. James Parish, barrier islands, and coral reefs. 

One police officer has been fired, and another suspended following the 2016 fatal shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge.

Earlier this week, the full Senate rejected bills that would establish a state minimum wage and expand equal pay for women in Louisiana. On Thursday, a labor committee showed there's not much appetite for those policies in the House, either. 

American Routes Shortcuts: Al Green

Mar 30, 2018
Al Green
American Routes

Al Green and his band, the Creations, including high school friends Curtis Rodgers and Palmer James, had their first hit in 1968. A year later, Green met up with Memphis producer Willie Mitchell, and the two went on to record hit after hit throughout the 1970s, including “Here I Am.” Green was born outside of Memphis in Forrest City, Arkansas, where he grew up close to the land.

Jason Saul

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, the editorial team of Unprisoned discusses the next season of their podcast, which tells the stories of individuals impacted by the criminal justice system. Then, WWNO's Membership Manager, Hallie Sheck, joins me to discuss ways to donate to your favorite public radio station. 

Walter "Wolfman" Washington
Walter "Wolfman" Washington

Outside of New Orleans, Walter “Wolfman” Washington may not be a household name. Nevertheless, he’s spent decades touring as a sideman with some of our city’s best-known acts, such as Irma Thomas and Lee Dorsey.

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Le Show For the Week of April 15, 2018

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer interviews Homer Venters, MD from Physicians for Human Rights, plus a song of Scooter's scooting past the clink, The Apologies of the Week , News of the Warm , and more!

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life With Bryan Camp And Iris Cohen

This week on The Reading Life: Debut novelists make a splash with two very different books. Bryan Camp creates a fantastic version of the Crescent City with a magician named Jude Dubuisson in “The City of Lost Fortunes," a nd Iris Cohen, author of “The Little Clan,” takes on high and low literary culture in her New York-set story of a bookish young woman's coming of age.

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Louisiana Eats: Toasting The Tricentennial

This year marks the 300th anniversary of the city of New Orleans. On this week's show, we toast the Crescent City with local culture bearers and historians.

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