Le Show
12:00 pm
Sun May 24, 2015

Le Show For The Week Of May 24, 2015

Harry Shearer

This week on Harry Shearer's Le Show: Face the Meet, Kabuki, Annals of Trash Talk, News of NiceCorps,What the Frack?,  News of the Olympic Movement,  News of Bad Banks, News of the Atom, The Apologies of the Week, and more!

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6:00 am
Sun May 24, 2015

Continuum: Petrucci - The First Printer of Music - Part II

Continuum this week will present Part II of a program devoted to music from Ottaviano Petrucci's historic music publication, "Harmonice Musices Odehcaton", the first printed sheet music document, published in 1501. The performers will be New York Pro Musica and the ensemble Fretwork. CDs used are: Petrucci - The First Printer of Music (New York Pro Musica) - copy of LP Decca Records DL 79435 and Harmonice Musices Odehcaton (Fretwork) - Harmonia Mundi HMU 907291.

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Louisiana Eats!
1:45 am
Sat May 23, 2015

Louisiana Eats: Greece On The Bayou

Greek and American flags line Bayou St. John outside of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in New Orleans.
Credit Wikipedia/Creative Commons

On this week’s Louisiana Eats!, we visit the Greek Isles without ever leaving the bayou. Holy Trinity Cathedral on Bayou St. John in New Orleans is home to the oldest Greek Orthodox community in North America. For over 150 years, this tight-knit community has combined food and faith in the traditional way of their ancient ancestors. For 42 years, Trinity members have welcomed thousands of visitors to their annual Greek Festival.

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7:13 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Building Houses On America Street

Habitat for Humanity is building 10 homes in New Orleans East as part of a Katrina 10 anniversary project
Jesse Hardman

As part of a 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina initiative, Habitat for Humanity is putting up ten new homes in New Orleans East.  A few hundred volunteers are spending the next 10 days along America street in New Orleans East. They’re putting up new single family homes in lots vacant since Hurricane Katrina and Rita flooded this neighborhood. 

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4:34 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Where Y'Eat: Red Beans, Po-Boys And A Hearty Greek Heritage

Greek Fest is held each year on Bayou St. John at the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Ian McNulty

Tracing the roots of a widespread network of New Orleans restaurateurs back to one Greek island and one shared American story.

“Opa!” that’s the universal Greek exclamation of joy, and you’ll be hearing it a lot this weekend as the Greek Festival returns to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Lakeview. But for some of those sharing in the opa spirit, the toast is about more than just the revelry of the moment.

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Latest News
7:17 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Federal Scientists Link Dolphin Die-offs To BP Spill

Map of dolphin and other cetacean strandings in the Gulf of Mexico.

Federal scientists have linked a spike in deaths of bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico to the BP oil spill off the Louisiana coast. Environmental groups are calling on BP to stop fighting the findings and reach an agreement for restoration.

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NOLA Life Stories
5:00 am
Thu May 21, 2015

NOLA Life Stories: John Bullard Remembers King Tut, 'The Mother Of All Blockbusters,' At NOMA

John Bullard directed the New Orleans Museum of Art from 1973 to 2010.
Credit The Historic New Orleans Collection

For 37 years, John Bullard directed the New Orleans Museum of Art and oversaw many blockbuster shows during his tenure.

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4:25 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

As Louisiana Executive Order Made, A Look At Long-Held Ties Between Tech And LGBTQ Community

Louisiana's controversial Marriage and Conscience Act failed to win approval in Baton Rouge this session. The bill would have prohibited the state from punishing businesses for having religious beliefs that say "marriage is between one man and one woman." Critics of the bill say it would have allowed businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians.

After the the bill failed, Governor Bobby Jindal stepped in and issued an executive order to accomplish the intent of the bill.

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Listening Post NOLA
4:15 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Listening Post Question Of The Week: Do You Agree With Louisiana Politicians On Climate Change?

Scientists predict more hurricanes as a result of climate change, but some politicians doubt the link.
Jesse Hardman

Recently Louisiana senators David Vitter and Bill Cassidy signed a letter asking that FEMA eliminate the requirement that states address climate change in disaster planning to receive federal funding. Read the full letter here

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Inside the Arts
11:44 am
Wed May 20, 2015

Inside The Arts: Birdfoot Makes An Impression, Opera Seeks Young Vocalists, Jeffrey Cook Remembered

Birdfoot Festival
Credit Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

This week on Inside the Arts, the 4th annual Birdfoot Festival gets underway. Chamber music will fill venues across the city. The festival will also mark the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with Waterlines: A Hymn for New Orleans, a musical journey incorporating spoken word and poetry.

Then, the New Orleans Opera Association is launching a youth vocal competition targeting sophomores, juniors and seniors in high schools across Louisiana.

And, Central City remembers favorite son and nationally acclaimed sculptor Jeffrey Cook with an exhibition and reception.

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