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1:05 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Bonerama celebrates the trombone

In a city that walks to the beat of a different drum, New Orleans' Bonerama is something different . 

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Commentary
10:51 am
Fri April 20, 2012

A Punishment BP Can’t Pay Off

A bird in the process of being rehabilitated at the Fort Jackson Bird Rescue Center, July 5, 2010.
Jason Saul WWNO

Two years after a series of gambles and ill-advised decisions on a BP drilling project led to the largest accidental oil spill in United States history and the death of 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, no one has been held accountable.

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All Things New Orleans
10:31 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Bonerama Blows Their Horn and Natural Gas Supply Increases

On this week's episode, trombonists Craig Klein and Mark Mullins discuss their musical careers in Bonerama; Rev. Lonell Wright helps foster community in the Lower 9th Ward; Peter Ricchiuti discusses the surplus of natural gas in America; and Gwen Thompkins pleads for civil political discourse.

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BP Oil Spill
6:00 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Senator Landrieu Says Oil Spill Recovery Has Been Slow

Two years after the deadly Deepwater Horizon explosion, Louisiana’s Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu says the recovery has been slow. The senator receives hundreds of calls a month reporting troubles still caused by the BP oil spill.

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Food
4:14 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Boiling on the Best Bank

Shrimp and crawfish share the paper at Sal's Seafood.
Ian McNulty WWNO

A visit to one West Bank seafood specialist can feel like a mini road trip out to crawfish-producing Cajun country.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
3:29 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes Leads International Accordion Summit at Jazz Fest Sunday, April 29th

Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes was playing rubboard in Fernest Arceneaux's band Fernest and the Thunders back in the late 1980's - when he had a series of dreams in which he played accordion.  He bought an accordion - and next thing you know - he's leading - and playing accordion in - Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots. Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots host an International Accordion Summit at Jazz Fest Sunday, April 29th...

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Gulf Oil Spill
10:25 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Scientists: Fish are Sick Where BP's Oil Spill Hit

BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) — Two years after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, scientists say they're finding trouble with sick fish that dwell along offshore reefs and in the deep waters — especially in places where the oil spill hit the hardest.

Inside the Arts
9:37 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Returns to New Orleans

Superstar dancers will make history, in a one night only performance, as the New Orleans Ballet Association and Chevron present the return of Complexions Contemporary Ballet—with guests Wendy Whelan and the Nicholas Payton Quartet.  We go Inside the Arts for conversation with the founders of this New York ballet troupe.  

One performance, Saturday April 21st, Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8 p.m.

Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Former Business Leader Now a Man of the Cloth

Rev. Lonell Wright and a handful of the children being mentored at the All Souls Episcopal Church in the Lower 9th Ward.

Ever since an old Walgreens was transformed into an Episcopal Church in the Lower 9th Ward, a small community has developed around the location. Many organizations are now using the site as a place to tutor children academically and musically. We'll speak with Rev. Lonell Wright, the leader of the All Souls Episcopal Church, on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:52 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Canvases & Crabs

One of Gustav Blache's painting on display at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

On this week's Louisiana Eats! we'll be joined by painter Gustave Blache to talk about his portraits of culinary icon Leah Chase. And then Rusty Gaude speaks about the new sustainable status of the Louisiana blue crab.

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