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Though the weather has warmed up, problems caused by this week’s cold spell are expected to linger through the weekend. Broken pipes and overuse strained the water supply. Boil water advisories continue for Jefferson Parish and the East Bank due to low water pressure.

Danny Clinch

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we'll chat about the upcoming broadcast of Live From Here w/ Chris Thile along with special guest Ben Jaffe of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Leaving Saigon: A New Orleanian's Story Of War And Refuge

10 hours ago
Emily Hindin / The Historic New Orleans Collection

 

During the Vietnam War, New Orleans became a safe haven for scores of refugees fleeing the communist regime. The Historic New Orleans Collection has been collecting oral histories from many of these new Americans. Community leader Tony Tran was one of these individuals. He tells us about coming of age during the rise of the Viet Cong -- and his long journey to New Orleans -- in this edition of NOLA Life Stories

American Routes Shortcuts: Charles Neville

13 hours ago
Charles Neville with the Jazzmen at Angola Prison
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

This week on American Routes Shortcuts, saxophonist and Neville Brother, Charles Neville, shares about his time at Angola Prison in the 60s. He was among many great musicians who were sent to the penitentiary for drug offenses. One of his great contributions as an inmate was helping to racially and musically integrate prison life. Charles helped form the unlikely but prolific bebop group, the Nic Nacs and found solace in the music he encountered while at Angola.

Jessica Rosgaard

Road conditions are improving as southeast Louisiana continues to thaw from a deep freeze. But problems with the water system have school districts closed and city officials warning residents to be prepared for a few more difficult days ahead.

Oysters line the stand-up oyster bar at Mr. Ed's in Metairie.
Ian McNulty

This is an ode to the oyster bar, and not just any oyster bar. Today I raise a toast to the stand-up oyster bar. 

For the first ever live recording of Music Inside Out, Gwen caught up with the prodigious and prolific Chris Thile at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz and Heritage Center. He’s barely 36 years-old, but already boasts a lifetime’s worth of achievements. He started learning mandolin as a kindergartener. Three years later, he co-founded the platinum-selling Nickel Creek with his friends Sara and Sean Watkins. The band would become a groundbreaking force in acoustic music.

Freeze Strains New Orleans Utilities

Jan 18, 2018
Jessica Rosgaard / WWNO

The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the entire East Bank of New Orleans. This comes after a drop in water pressure this morning, probably caused by residents leaving water running overnight to avoid bursting pipes.

Ideas Fly On And Off The Page At Antenna's Paper Machine

Jan 18, 2018
David Benedetto

The local arts organization, Antenna, has opened a new print shop and art installation in the Lower 9th Ward called Paper Machine. Just in time for its first public event, Antenna's Executive Director, Bob Snead and artist Christopher Deris visited the studio to talk about the project with NolaVie's David Benedetto.   

Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Cold Front Shuts Down New Orleans

Jan 17, 2018
Jess Clark / WWNO

UPDATED 3:57 PM

Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency in response to record low temperatures. Icy conditions have left a frozen mess in New Orleans. The city is basically shutdown. A hard freeze warning is in effect from 5 p.m. Wednesday through 11 a.m. Thursday.

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