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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Carlos Miguel Prieto & Fiesta Sinfonica

Listeners familiar with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra have probably heard of its conductor, Carlos Miguel Prieto. Although his charming disposition is immediately recognizable to audiences old and new, many do not know about Prieto's personal journey to the center of the stage. Listen as he discusses this and the friends he's bringing with him.

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Food
4:00 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Barbecue Boom Time

The reputation New Orleans enjoys for great food has long carried the asterisk that this just isn’t a barbecue town. But things may be starting to change.

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New Orleans Saints
6:14 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Saints 'Take Full Responsibility' for Bounty Program

The New Orleans Saints issued their first official response to the penalties handed down today by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's office.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:26 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Farm of the Past, Farm of the Future

Suzanne Nelson humanely raises rose veal on her farm in North Carolina.

Every year thousands descend on the New Orleans Fairgrounds, but few know about the course's hidden plot of land that fed families years ago. Louis Broussard recollects about his time at this secret garden. Then we'll hear how a North Carolina farmer uses her investigative journalism background as a vantage point for her new career as a cattle farmer.

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The Sound of Books
1:32 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

National Book Award-Winning Novel by Mississippi Writer Jesmyn Ward

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, part three of our three-part series featuring writers who are appearing at this year's Tennessee Williams Festival. Today we're spotlighting DeLisle, Mississippi writer Jesmyn Ward, author of the 2011 National Book Award winning novel Salvage the Bones.

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Mid-City Business Development
4:00 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Mid-City Market Construction Begins

City officials and business leaders are celebrating the start of a shopping development in the heart of New Orleans. City leaders say the Mid-City Market will affect the entire city.

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Reports
4:00 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Mayor Landrieu Supports Prosecutor's Resignation

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the resignation of longtime federal prosecutor Sal Perricone over anonymous and scathing website postings is justified by the facts of the case.

“I think Sal evidently has a very serious problem. And I think that some of the things that he has said and the way that he has done it has posed, you know, a huge problem that we have to work through. The US Attorney and the Justice Department said they’re going to do a full and thorough investigation. I take them at their word that they’re going to do that.”  

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The Reading Life
7:00 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Authors John Biguenet and Richard Louth

This week on The Reading Life: Novelist and playwright John Biguenet, whose new work “Broomstick,” will have a staged reading at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. We'll also talk with New Orleans writing  marathon director Dr. Richard Louth, who'll be leading a group of writers around the French Quarter during the Festival weekend.

Reports
4:47 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Federal Prosecutor Resigns After Posting Online Comments

The federal prosecutor who posted anonymous online comments about cases he was handling is no longer with the U.S. Attorney’s office.  Sal Perricone has resigned.

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Inside the Arts
9:00 am
Tue March 20, 2012

26th Tennessee Williams Literary Festival Kicks Off in French Quarter

The 2012 Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival kicks off a five-day celebration in the French Quarter.

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