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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Representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google are meeting with the House and Senate Intelligence Committees on Wednesday to discuss Russia's use of their platforms to spread disinformation. The panels are investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

This week on Inside the Arts, Prospect New Orleans founder Dan Cameron is in town. November marks the opening of Prospect.4, an international contemporary art triennial. We get a sneak peek at a groundbreaking group exhibition of contemporary Mexican artists opening at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery.

Then, conversation with acclaimed American pianist Spencer Myer. He's puttin' on the ritz in a solo performance at the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans Nocturne Gala.

And, a marriage on the rocks unfolds as Jason Robert Brown's musical, The Last Five Years opens at Le Petit.

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Exxon Mobil will settle air pollution cases with the federal government and the State of Louisiana.

 

The feds and the state of Louisiana claimed that Exxon Mobil violated the Clean Air Act by releasing excess amounts of harmful pollutants from eight of its chemical plants.

 

Five of those plants are in Texas. Three of them are in the Baton Rouge area.  All of them make either plastic, or chemicals for plastic — according to EPA officials.

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with poet Eileen Myles, whose new memoir is Afterglow, and Simeon Marsalis, whose new novel is As Lie Is to Grin.  

Tech Giants Testify Before Senate Judiciary Subcommittee

Oct 31, 2017
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Tech giants are testifying before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Tuesday about Russian efforts to spread disinformation in the United States.

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Four years ago, the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East (SLFPA-E) filed a lawsuit against dozens of oil and gas companies, claiming they damaged the coast and made levee protection more difficult.

 

The board had asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a previous court's decision, but now the Supreme Court says it won’t — effectively killing the lawsuit.

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This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings us News from Outside the Bubble, Harry Reads the Trades, News from Bad Banks, News of the Olympic Movement, News of Inspector’s General, News of AFPAK, Karzai Talk, The Apologies of the Week, and plays music by the late Fats Domino.

Continuum presents music composed for and by some very important kings. You’ll hear music for Henry VIII (1491-1547), King Rene (1409-1480) and Richard the Lion-Hearted King (1157-1199). The most important king with musical interests is Henry VIII. He was an avid musician and also a well known composer. One of the most popular pieces of music during his reign was Greensleeves to a Ground which will be heard on this program.

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans we'll talk about TedWomen and their upcoming conference with  founder and curator, Pat Mitchell. Then Jessica Rosgaard digs into Chef John Besh's sexual harassment scandal with nola.com/The Times Picayune reporter, Brett Anderson. 

Then we'll share another story from Bring Your Own; a live story-telling series. 

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WWNO Coastal Reporter Travis Lux and Nola.com | The Times-Picayune Coastal Reporter Tristan Baurick talk about the week in coastal news.

 

This week: The Feds announce they’ll open a historic amount of acreage to offshore drilling, mayoral candidates debate coastal and flooding issues, and the Center for Biological Diversity pushes to protect the Cuvier's beaked whale from the airguns of oil and gas companies.

 

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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

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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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