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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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TRIPOD

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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Here's What We Know About The Senate GOP Health Care Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans will release a discussion draft of their version of the health care bill on Thursday, with a vote likely next week. Private health care talks have been underway in the Senate for weeks. McConnell tapped a 13-member working group last month to hash out senators' differences over the House-passed American Health Care Act. McConnell's office has since taken the lead drafting the Senate version of the party's long-promised legislation to...

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Koko Taylor
American Routes

Each week, American Routes brings you Shortcuts, a sneak peek at our upcoming show. Each year, American Routes honors National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellows. This week, host Nick Spitzer bring you conversations blueswoman Koko Taylor and rockabilly Wanda Jackson.

NOAA

Hurricane season starts June 1st. In their annual outlook released today, forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predict that the Atlantic Ocean will see "above average" hurricane activity this hurricane season, which runs through November 30th.

 


FEMA announced today that, at the request of the state, some flooded homeowners still living in a FEMA manufactured housing unit will have the option to purchase it. Wallis Watkins reports.

Cheese oozes from a grilled sandwich at Melt, part of a cluster of new eateries to open near New Orleans' new hospital complexes.
Ian McNulty

If a restaurant can feel like it’s on the fringe and right in the thick of things at the same time, it's Fharmacy.

This is a bar and grill on Banks Street in Mid-City. It’s in a narrow shotgun house that looks like you could load the whole thing onto a flatbed and deliver it somewhere. It feels a bit like a clubhouse with a diner counter and it serves some international ideas for comfort food.

Derby Boys: Rolling with the New Orleans Brass

May 25, 2017
Mr. McWheely

The Big Easy Roller Girls now have male counterparts to contend with. The New Orleans Brass are one of the latest additions to the area’s men’s roller derby league. In this week’s edition of Notes from New Orleans, we checked in with one of their players, who was getting ready for the team’s next bout.

Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

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In his second trip to Louisiana as Vice President, Mike Pence spent Wednesday promoting President Donald Trump’s plans for the economy.  

Pence’s first stop was to visit with a Denham Springs couple who rebuilt their home following the August floods. Pence met with the same homeowners last summer.

Then, at Cajun Industries in Port Allen, Pence spent time with business leaders discussing the how Obamacare has impacted jobs. In a speech afterwards, he touted the Trump Administration’s energy plan, which emphasizes growth in offshore oil and gas extraction.

Mathew Brady Studio / National Archive

TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a story about a monument that was supposed to be erected in the late 1800s, but never happened.

Steve Myers / The Lens

The Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office is under fire for pressuring crime witnesses to talk. An investigation by The Lens found that the office sent out fake subpoenas telling people to come in and talk to prosecutors.

The city’s criminal justice system is already taxed - with a high crime rate and an overcrowded jail – and critics say this latest problem is evidence that the DA’s office is using overly aggressive tactics to get victims to cooperate.

WWNO’s Tegan Wendland talked with Lens reporter, Charles Maldonado, about his investigation.

Wallis Watkins / WRKF

Now that the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program has started, outreach efforts are underway to help flooded homeowners navigate the process of rebuilding.  Wallis Watkins has more.

Listening Coast

The Trump administration has released a more detailed budget proposal for the next fiscal year, which would mean less money for coastal restoration in Louisiana.

 

Funding for the Coastal Master Plan is cobbled together from several different places -- like the State of Louisiana, the Federal government, and the BP oil spill settlement.

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FOOD & DINING

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.

LE SHOW

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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