Elizabeth Eads http://wwno.org en Throw Me Something (Again), Mister: Mardi Gras Beads Revived http://wwno.org/post/throw-me-something-again-mister-mardi-gras-beads-revived In Louisiana, Mardi Gras comes each year with dozens of parades filled with marching bands, colorful floats and parade-goers who scream, "Throw me something, Mister!"<p>That "something" the crowd wants are beads. The goal of any Mardi Gras parade is to catch as many as possible. After the revelry, people often have so many beads around their necks they can barely turn their heads.<p>The problem is that when it's over, well, you're left with a bunch of plastic beads. Everyone in Louisiana has their own way of coping with this. Sun, 02 Mar 2014 12:20:00 +0000 Elizabeth Eads 54991 at http://wwno.org Southern Peas-A Summer Delight http://wwno.org/post/southern-peas-summer-delight Keep your garden productive through the dog days of summer.&#160; The southern pea is a delicious summer vegetable that can take the Louisiana heat.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/08/072013_BayouGarden_SouthernPeas.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 12:32:00 +0000 Elizabeth Eads 40050 at http://wwno.org