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The Sound of Books
2:46 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Acclaimed New Biography of New Orleans Icon Ernie K-Doe by Writer and Folklorist Ben Sandmel

Ben Sandmel's "Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans."

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the acclaimed new biography of New Orleans music legend and icon Ernie K-Doe by writer, producer, folklorist  and drummer Ben Sandmel: Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans.

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The Lens: Orleans Parish Prison
2:01 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Gusman closes House of Detention

Gusman and his top brass announced he is closing the House of Detention.
Tom Gogola The Lens

Surrounded by deputies, Orleans Parish Sherriff Marlin Gusman announced today that he is closing the Orleans Parish Prison House of Detention facility on Perdido Street.

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The Reading Life
7:00 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Authors Ben Sandmel and Moira Crone

Ernie K-Doe.

This week on The Reading Life: Ben Sandmel, author of Ernie K-Doe: The R & B Emperor of New Orleans, and novelist Moira Crone, author of The Not Yet.

The Listening Room
2:46 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Rosanne Cash: Live from Zone C

Rosanne Cash.

Rosanne Cash and her husband, John Leventhal, invite you into their NYC home (aka "Zone C") for an hour of live music built by audience engagement through social media.

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New Orleans Saints
6:00 am
Tue April 10, 2012

Saints Exhaust Legal Appeal Options

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has decided to uphold his own ruling of the unprecedented suspensions he’s handed to Saints Coach Sean Payton and others in the bounty scandal. A sports law expert at Tulane University says there’s little else that can be done to avert the punishment.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
2:20 am
Tue April 10, 2012

DJ Soul Sister Spins Rare Groove at Jazz Fest Saturday, April 28th

Marc Pagani

DJ Soul Sister — a.k.a. Melissa Weber — spins her enticing brand of "Rare Groove" from the Congo Square stage at Jazz Fest Saturday, April 28th.

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All Things New Orleans
2:02 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

The Bayou Maharajah prepares for the Big Screen; Jewish Women highlight food deserts

A documentary about the late pianist James Booker is in the works; Richard McCarthy wins an award from Southern Living; and the National Council of Jewish Women in New Orleans want to make the Seder a more socially conscious event.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
1:06 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Singer Dianne Reeves Plays Jazz Fest Sunday, April 29th

Dianne Reeves is one of the world's finest jazz singers, and through the years she has hired a lot of New Orleans musicians for her bands — including Herlin Riley, Chris Severin, David Torkanowsky — and these days, pianist Peter Martin and bassist Reginald Veal, who will be featured in her quintet at Jazz Fest.

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Around Louisiana
8:43 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Caddo Parish water emergency stays despite rain

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Water levels have been up in four monitoring wells for more than 85 straight days, but the state-imposed groundwater emergency in two areas of south Caddo Parish remains in place.

The state Department of Natural Resources' conservation office said in a news release that it will continue to "closely and carefully monitor hydrologic conditions" in the areas and determine if and when the water use restrictions should be removed.

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Business
7:00 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Study Shows Strong Economic Ties Between New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Houma

A new look at Census information shows a substantial link between the New Orleans and Baton Rouge metro areas. Researchers are seeing a potential “super region” including the Houma-Thibodaux area emerging as a strong economic force.

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