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This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer has News of the Olympic Movement, News of the Warm, News of the Godly, News of Inspector's General, It's a Smart World After All,  Let Us Try, sketches about President Trump and the Harvey Weinstein scandal, plus great music.

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On this week's installment of the Louisiana coastal roundup, WWNO's Tegan Wendland talked with NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune coastal reporter Sara Sneath about an oil spill near Venice that has been characterized as the largest spill in the U.S. since BP's Macondo well blowout in 2010.

Early Voices of Early Music will be heard on this Continuum. Three famous singers of the past will perform some early songs. The singers are Alfred Deller, Victoria De Los Angeles and Jan De Gaetani. Selections by Deller will be from the recording ”Alfred Deller: Portrait of a Legend”. Victoria De Los Angeles’ recording “Songs of Spain” will also be heard and the recording “Jan De Gaetani Early Music Recital” will present her performing with friends. This program is a very special collection from CDs in Musica da Camera’s library that are no longer available.

American Routes Shortcuts: Charlie Gabriel

Oct 20, 2017
Charlie Gabriel
American Routes

Sax and clarinet player Charlie Gabriel’s roots are in New Orleans traditional jazz, but he made a name for himself playing with Lionel Hampton and Aretha Franklin. Charlie learned how to play saxophone and clarinet from his father in the Crescent City, and he began playing in local bands at age 11. As a teen, his family moved to Detroit, where he lived for almost 60 years before returning home to New Orleans to play with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Despite the throngs of tourists and ever-growing parade of festivals, New Orleans’ nightlife can be surprisingly intimate. The corner bar is often the anchor of a neighborhood’s social life, where friends, strangers, and familiar faces can share drinks, stories, dreams, and failures.

Pumpkin gelato is a highly specific flavor of the season at Angelo Brocato's Ice Cream in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

You can't really count on the calendar to tell you when seasons change in New Orleans. Balmy and temperate one day, you know we can still plunge right back into humidity the next. You’ve got to be on your guard. But there are other cues that let us know where we stand.

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In her first few years as a young teacher in New Orleans during the 1970s, Kathleen Whalen was overwhelmed by classroom management. As both a newcomer to the city and a white woman teaching in historically black schools, the language and cultural gaps made it particularly challenging to communicate effectively with the students at times.

This week on Inside the Arts, local artists gear up for an entertaining evening at Le Petit Theatre, as the New Orleans Theater Network presents Footlights for Houston. It’s a benefit concert to help artists of the Houston Theater Community in the wake of historic flooding following Hurricane Harvey. Summer Lyric Theatre artistic director Michael McKelvey joins us.

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Drew Varick

In this edition of Notes from New Orleans, Brian Friedman meets a professional bodybuilder with a surprising backstory. Drew Varick is an actor and stuntman who got into bodybuilding after taking a role as a sideshow performer. Standing 3 feet 6 inches tall, he’s also among the smallest bodybuilders ever.

Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

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WWNO’s original history podcast TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns next week. Host Laine Kaplan-Levenson traveled to Haiti this past summer and will launch the third season on Oct. 27, with an hour-long special about the relationship between Haiti and New Orleans. This documentary is called, "Haiti And New Orleans: Is The Feeling Mutual?" WWNO's Janae Pierre sat down with Laine to get a sneak peek of this TriPod special.

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