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12:00 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Farm To Table International Symposium Hosts Food Policy Advocate Michel Nischan

As the keynote speaker at this year's Farm to Table Symposium, Michel Nischan will address the conference at 9 o'clock on Saturday morning.
Credit Farm to Table Symposium

Michel Nischan grew up spending time on his grandfather’s farm, so the thought of eating fresh food was second nature to him. As he got older, he worked in kitchens and found out most of his customers weren’t too keen on the idea. He had to lie to them about where he was getting their food. 

But as people's attitudes toward food changed, Michel's ideas gained in popularity. He's often cited as on the most influential food policy makers in the past decade.

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Environment
7:24 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Local Photographer Captures Changing Louisiana Coast From A New Perspective

Marsh Degradation
Credit Michel Varisco

New Orleans native and local fine arts photographer Michel Varisco developed a curiosity about the Gulf Coast region at a young age. With a biochemist for a mom, and engineer dad, she started learning on family road trips. Her dad would explain the Bonnet Carré Spillway, or point out dead trees while driving down LA1 to Grande Isle. 

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Latest News
7:17 am
Fri August 1, 2014

New Orleans Saying Goodbye To Lionel Ferbos

The late Lionel Ferbos.
Credit Infrogmation / Flickr

Lionel Ferbos services set for tonight and tomorrow.

New Orleans will be saying goodbye Friday and Saturday to jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos. 

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Latest News
6:25 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Governor Jindal Wants Details On Immigrant Children In Louisiana

Gov. Bobby Jindal is blasting President Barack Obama's administration for providing few details to Louisiana officials about the more than 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been released to sponsors here.
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Gov. Bobby Jindal sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday, protesting the more than 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been released to sponsors in Louisiana. The letter said the placement of the children in the state could have "potential negative ramifications."

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Latest News
4:36 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Public Transit In New Orleans Still Recovering Since Hurricane Katrina

A new report from the non-profit Ride New Orleans highlights the city’s struggles to recover bus service.
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Post-Hurricane Katrina recovery in New Orleans has been a mixed bag. And a new report from the non-profit Ride New Orleans highlights the city’s struggles to recover bus service.

Less than 40 percent of transit service had been restored to the city by 2012, according to the report. And bus lines serving high-need areas like New Orleans East often have wait times of an hour or more.

Those findings were presented in a public panel discussion on Thursday.

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Food
4:35 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Where Y'Eat: Exploring Authentic Chinese Flavors In Metairie

Shanghai wonton soup with bitter greens at Soho Asian Cuisine in Metairie.
Ian McNulty

Two restaurants with deep menus of traditional Chinese flavors seem to be hiding in plain sight directly across from each other along one of the area's busiest boulevards.

The sound of broiled oysters sizzling in their shells is a familiar one in southeast Louisiana, and it will always turn heads. But it wasn't just the sound effects or wafting smell of garlic that captured our attention as a waitress crossed the dining room with one particular order.

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Arts & Culture
1:51 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Cinematic Culture In August: Henry Griffin On New Orleans' Film Scene

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Head into the cool, dark spaces so nice in the summertime: movie theaters. Henry Griffin, our regular guest, joins Eve Troeh in the WWNO studios to give a few cinematic happenings for the month of August.

Satchmo Summer Fest includes screenings of Louis Armstrong film and TV clips, called "Cinematic Satch," playing August 1-3 at the US Mint. More on that and the full festival schedule right here.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Out To Lunch: Whole Food Whole New City

Peter Ricchiuti, GNO, Inc.'s Michael Hecht and John Elstrott, Chairman of the Board of Whole Foods Market.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

Self-styled "Emperor of the Universe" entertainer Ernie K-Doe used to say that besides New Orleans being the birthplace of jazz, he was pretty sure everything came from New Orleans. When you tell people that grocery giant Whole Foods started here in New Orleans — on Esplanade Avenue — you generally get the same response you'd expect k-Doe would have gotten with his wild claim.

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Latest News
7:19 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Former City Councilwoman Renee Gill Pratt Loses Appeal

Renee Gill Pratt.
Credit Derek Bridges / Flickr

Former New Orleans City Councilwoman Renee Gill Pratt has lost a bid for a new trial.

The New Orleans Advocate is reporting that federal judge Ivan Lemelle ruled Wednesday that jurors were not "tainted in any way" by a former federal prosecutor who posted online inflammatory comments about the proceedings.

She was convicted in 2011 of racketeering.

Gill Pratt's attorney says he will appeal the decision.

The ruling paves the way for Gill Pratt to begin serving a federal prison sentence she has managed to put off for several years.

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Latest News
7:17 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Circle Food Store Fighting To Serve WIC Customers

The Circle Food Store.
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Dwayne Boudreaux of Circle Food Store

Dwayne Boudreaux cut the grand opening ribbon on his re-opened Circle Food Store in the 7th Ward last January. But he’s still cutting red tape to get his store to its full potential.

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