politics http://wwno.org en Le Show For July 20, 2014 http://wwno.org/post/le-show-july-20-2014 <p>This week on <em>Le Show</em>, Harry Shearer presents a song of Mr. Goldman to Mr. Sachs, News of Secrets, News of Inspectors Generals, News of the Warm, News of the Atom, the Apologies of the Week, Reads the Trades, and more.</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:13:00 +0000 Harry Shearer 64970 at http://wwno.org The Politics Of The Common Core http://wwno.org/post/politics-common-core Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday that he wants to cut ties with the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/05/27/307755798/the-common-core-faq">Common Core State Standards</a>, the benchmarks in reading and math that he helped bring to the state four years ago, and replace them with new, Louisiana-specific standards.<p>"We won't let the federal government take over Louisiana's education standards," Jindal said in a statement. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:32:56 +0000 Juana Summers 64892 at http://wwno.org Insight: Lots of Forgiveness in Congressional Elections; Lots of Money in Senate Race http://wwno.org/post/insight-lots-forgiveness-congressional-elections-lots-money-senate-race A couple of this fall’s congressional races could be particularly entertaining — with the “kissing Congressman”, Vance McAllister running for re-election in the 5th District in northern Louisiana, and ex-con/ex-governor Edwin Edwards running here in the 6th District.&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jeremy Alford, publisher of&#160;</span><a href="http://www.lapolitics.com" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">LaPolitics.com</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, says both will be asking voters for forgiveness.&#160;</span><p>Meanwhile, the Republican field in the senate race got a little thinner this week, with State representative Paul Hollis of St. Tammany dropping out. Congressman Bill Cassidy, of course, is still the GOP frontrunner to unseat Mary Landrieu. But another Republican, retired Air Force Col. Rob Manness, who has Tea Party support, is proving to be a factor.&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">And Alford says&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">this Senate race is already the most expensive Louisiana has ever seen.</span><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/07/071814_Insight_Jeremy.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:22:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 64740 at http://wwno.org State Representative In New Orleans East Sounds Call Over Coastal Erosion http://wwno.org/post/state-representative-new-orleans-east-sounds-call-over-coastal-erosion <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The face of coastal erosion in Louisiana is often defined by the most visibly threatened communities. Towns that are literally trying to determine how long they have before they might have to move. And while there’s few people calling on New Orleans residents to start making Plan B’s, some local leaders are trying to get their constituents to be more aware.&nbsp;</em></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:16:40 +0000 Jesse Hardman 64644 at http://wwno.org Le Show For July 13, 2014 http://wwno.org/post/le-show-july-13-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week's <em>Le Show</em>, Harry Shearer has News of the Godly, Let Us Try, We're Not Number 1!, Just Say So, News of the Olympic Movement, the Apologies of the Week, News from Outside the Bubble, Karzai Talk and more!&nbsp;</span></p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:41:13 +0000 Harry Shearer 64350 at http://wwno.org Former Mayor Nagin's Case Reflects City's Move Toward Reform http://wwno.org/post/former-mayor-nagins-case-reflects-citys-move-toward-reform <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans has turned a major corner with the sentencing of former Mayor Ray </span>Nagin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. One political observer says the story speaks to the city’s battle against corruption.</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:57:57 +0000 Eileen Fleming 64190 at http://wwno.org WYES: ReShaping A Greater New Orleans: Criminal Justice — Change By Decree http://wwno.org/post/wyes-reshaping-greater-new-orleans-criminal-justice-change-decree <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WYES</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> continues its ongoing initiative exploring progress rebuilding a safer, stronger, smarter city post-Katrina.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The WWNO/ WYES series on Orleans Criminal Justice System reform takes an in-depth look into the NOPD and Orleans Parish Jail federal consent decrees in this report by WYES Community Projects Producer, Marcia Kavanaugh.</span></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:00:46 +0000 Marcia Kavanaugh 63992 at http://wwno.org Le Show For July 6, 2014 http://wwno.org/post/le-show-july-6-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week's <em>Le Show</em>, Harry Shearer Reads the Trades and has News of the Godly (with a phone call from Sammy Satan </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.), We're Not Number 1!, News of the Atom, News of the Warm, the Apologies of the Week, Crocodile Tears, and more!</span></p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 18:46:32 +0000 Harry Shearer 63969 at http://wwno.org McAllister May Not Be Leaving Office After All http://wwno.org/post/mcallister-may-not-be-leaving-office-after-all <p>Republican Congressman Vance McAllister may be having second thoughts about keeping his job.</p><p>He’s holding what his staff is calling a “special press conference” later this morning in Monroe.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">McAllister was in his eighth month in office when he was caught on video kissing a staff member.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He announced that he would not seek re-election.</span></p><p>McAllister was serving the final year of the two-year congressional term of Rodney Alexander, who abruptly announced his resignation in August 2013.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:44:32 +0000 Eileen Fleming 63531 at http://wwno.org Le Show For June 29, 2014 http://wwno.org/post/le-show-june-29-2014 <p>This week on <em>Le Show</em>, Harry Shearer interviews Yves Smith of NakedCapitalism.com about the private equities business, plus News of the Atom, Apologies of the Week, and more!</p> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:45:09 +0000 Harry Shearer 63503 at http://wwno.org