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  • City Council Votes To Strengthen Enforcement Of Short-Term Rental Law

    On Thursday the New Orleans City Council voted to change the definition of transient vacation rentals. Proponents say the change will make it easier to enforce the existing laws that prohibit short-term vacation rentals.

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    If you spend just one day this summer thinking about how much you depend on WWNO, let it be this day. But you can also donate right now and your tax-deductible gift will help keep all your favorite news, entertainment and music programs on the air.

    Your financial support helps ensure that you can listen to Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Fresh Air, Car Talk and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! and directly supports WWNO's local news initiative.

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  • Spend An Hour With John Boutté

     

    When John Boutté commits to a song, he tailors it like a suit from Savile Row, breaking down the lyrics then building them back up again to say exactly what he means. If a Paul Simon song conjures the image of early Americans sailing to the New World on the Mayflower ship, Boutté will sing the same song and mention early Americans who sailed on the slave ship Amistad. If Dave Bartholemew writes that the grass looks greener somewhere else, Boutté will sing that the grass is greener right here at home.

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  • Debris Found In 17th Street Canal Levee

    The US Army Corps of Engineers says there is no major threat from debris found inside the 17th Street Canal levee.

    Corps critics aren’t so sure.

    Chunks of concrete, bricks and glass were discovered during work to install sheet piling.

    The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection District—East has been assured by the Corps that the material is being removed.

    Sandy Rosenthal founded Levees.org after the catastrophic levee breaches following Hurricane Katrina nine years ago.

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  • Feds End Jefferson Parish School Discrimination Probe

    Jefferson Parish public schools have agreed to make changes to end a federal investigation into discrimination against English-language learners. The U.S. Department of Justice brokered the agreement, along with the Department of Education. 

    Jessica Williams is an education reporter at NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune. She says the agreement requires that Jefferson parish make a number of changes.

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