The New Orleans City Council will be hearing amendments today on the next budget. One would beef up the 911 dispatch center.

Arts Council of New Orleans

The Sunday after Thanksgiving there’s going to be an added treat to the holiday season when a series of animated lighting sequences are projected onto iconic New Orleans buildings. It's part of LUNA Fete, an eight-day art and technology event organized by the Arts Council of New Orleans.

Robert Warren

In the past ten years, New Orleans has become known nationwide for education reform through charter schools. It's also earned a reputation as a hub for entrepreneurship. Those two worlds are coming together.

Rachel Neville

This week on Inside the Arts, the Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to New Orleans. We talk with artistic director Virginia Johnson.

 Then, the Contemporary Arts Center presents Tennessee Williams' "The Mutilated". Actress Mink Stole drops by for a visit. And, we round out with an exploration of "New Orleans and the Mississippi River", a new documentary from WYES TV. We talk with producer and narrator Peggy Scott Laborde. Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

This week on the Reading Life:  Loyola University historian Eberhard "Lo" Faber, author of Building the Land of Dreams: New Orleans and the Transformation of Early America.  And military historian Antony Beevor, author of Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge, who's coming to town for the National World War II Museum's International Conference on World War II: 1945: The Bitter End.

Join WWNO and partners for a panel on the United Nations talks on climate change. COP 21: A Turning Point for Global Climate Change will be held on Friday, November 20 at 10 a.m.

The panel will discuss the importance of reaching a global climate agreement at the COP 21 conference in Paris, France, this December. Experts will discuss the potential impact on Louisiana and how the state fits into the global conversation on climate change.

Louisiana Appleseed

Louisiana Appleseed recruits professionals to donate pro bono time to solve problems at their root cause. Their goal is to advance social justice by creating change at a systemic level. Louisiana Appleseed’s projects seek to increase access to education, opportunity and justice.

“Hey did you want to talk for a second?” asks Christy Kane from behind a table at Dillard University’s Housing Fair.

The two candidates for Louisiana governor have faced off in their final televised debate. The addition of a live audience turned up the heat in some exchanges.

The port plans to add rubber-tire gantry cranes like these to add to their container marshalling yard in an effort to increase container handling and turn times.
Tegan Wendland / WWNO

Business is good for the Port of New Orleans. Cargo shipping is up about 20 percent this year from last. Because the Port is an independent public entity, not run by the city or state, it can take that extra money and invest it right back into operations. There are currently more than $40 million worth of improvements underway as a result.

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer celebrates the life of Allen Toussaint with a lovely past interview with Mr. Toussaint.  Also, the Apologies of the Week.