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The Reading Life
1:29 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

The Reading Life With John Lahr

This week on the Reading Life:  Former senior drama critic of The New Yorker and biographer John Lahr, whose new book is Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Fles. Lahr recently received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography and will be a headliner at this week's Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.

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Latest News
7:20 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Relatives Of Missing Mexican Students Speak In New Orleans

Supporters of the Mexican students held up a sign reading "In New Orleans we also support Ayotzinapa. Know that you're not alone."
Kate Richardson WWNO

Two relatives of missing Mexican students stopped in New Orleans as part of a national tour. Last year, 43 students from a rural teachers college in the Mexican state of Guerrero were detained by local police and have not been seen since

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Education
4:20 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Voices Of Educators: Michael 'Quess?' Moore

Michael "Quess?" Moore brings his love of poetry into the classroom, and to the monthly New Orleans Youth Open Mic.
Credit Mallory Falk / WWNO

 

Michael "Quess?" Moore is an instructional coach at Martin Behrman Charter School. He helps teachers from all grade levels – kindergarten through eighth – develop lesson plans. Sometimes he co-leads the lessons, and sometimes he teaches them on his own. In the classroom, Moore draws on his experience as a spoken word artist.

Support for Voices of Educators and education reporting on WWNO comes from Entergy Corporation.

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Le Show
12:00 pm
Sun March 22, 2015

Le Show For The Week Of Mar. 22, 2015

Harry Shearer

On this week's Le Show with Harry Shearer: Up to Here (from CPR radio), News of the Olympic Movement, Just Say So, The Grand Experiment, News from Outside the Bubble, Our Freedon-Loving Friends, Read the Trades, News of the Warm, What the Frack, The Apologies of the Week, and more!

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Continuum
6:00 am
Sun March 22, 2015

Continuum: The Llibre Vermell

The Llibre Vermell, "The Red Book", is the name given to the 14th century manuscript found in the library of the monastery of Monserrat in Spain. This manuscript is bound in red velvet and contains ten pilgrim songs and dances that probably would have been known by the pilgrims traveling to that monastery in the Middle Ages.

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Latest News
7:24 pm
Sat March 21, 2015

Machete-Wielding Man Attacks TSA Agents At Louis Armstrong Airport, Is Shot By Police

Emergency medical personnel and law enforcement officers tend to Richard White, laying on the stretcher, and another victim. White was shot by police after attacking TSA agents in the Louis Armstrong airport with wasp spray and a machete.
Credit Farah Stockman / Boston Globe

This story is on a developing situation, and has been and will be updated.

A 63-year-old man attacked TSA agents at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport with a machete and wasp spray on Friday night.

The man, identified by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office as Richard White, of Kenner, was transported to a local hospital and underwent surgery, but died Saturday afternoon around 4 p.m. in a New Orleans hospital.

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Louisiana Eats!
9:10 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Sweet Eats: Sugar And Honey

Spencer Marshall, beekeeping guru of Northern California, shows how he harvests honey from hives on his farm in Napa Valley.
Credit Terry McCarthy

What’s sweeter than honey? Sugar! Or is it the other way around? On this week's Louisiana Eats!, we try to answer that question as we examine the sweetest things from Louisiana, California and across the world.

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Food
6:44 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Where Y'Eat: Relighting The Tiki Torch

A modern tiki cocktail with retro roots at Latitude 29 in the French Quarter.
Ian McNulty

Food writer Ian McNulty on a new trend coming ashore in New Orleans with drinks, food and ambiance all set to the tone of tiki.

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Listening Post NOLA
2:05 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

The Listening Post Asks: Where Do You Spend Time Outdoors In New Orleans?

We asked you to text us a picture of your favorite outdoor spot in New Orleans. Here's what you sent!

WWNO's Listening Post project asks questions about local news in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and reports back on the community's response. This week the Listening Post gets some fresh air. What do people do outdoors in New Orleans? Where would you add a park in the city?

It’s spring, and a lot of New Orleanians are headed to City Park, including the overgrown area that used to be a golf course before Hurricane Katrina.

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Education
9:11 am
Wed March 18, 2015

NPR Presents Michel Martin: Chartered Waters — Join Us On April 21

NPR's Michel Martin is headed to New Orleans, to examine how the New Orleans school system is reinventing itself, ten years after the flood.

In collaboration with WWNO, Martin brings together a dynamic group of education experts at the George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center for live, on-stage conversations around the city’s unique charter school system.

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