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Several federal agencies are teaming up to do a multi-year survey of marine life in the Gulf of Mexico. The goal is to better understand how oil and gas activities impact marine species, and it’s huge in scope.

 

If you want to know how oil and gas activity in the Gulf of Mexico impacts water creatures -- or how to minimize those impacts -- you have to know as much as you can about them.

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Last week President Trump pulled the U.S out of the Paris Climate Agreement -- or Paris Climate Accord. When it was ratified in 2015 it was a big deal -- almost every country in the world met in Paris to agree on a way to fight climate change.

 

But Trump says the deal isn’t good for business. Pulling out could have implications for Louisiana. WWNO's Travis Lux talked with Dr. Bob Thomas, professor of environmental communication at Loyola University, about what it will mean.

 

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When the flood waters rose in August, one zip code experienced some of the worst damage in East Baton Rouge. New Byrd Station, 70805. This neighborhood, like many, is still trying to recover - but as Wallis Watkins reports, residents are facing some unique challenges.

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In the Lower Ninth Ward an infrastructure project has reopened old wounds. For more than 50 years, the Army Corps of Engineers has tried to expand the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal. The shipping canal connects the Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain. Officials want to dig it up and build a new lock to let more tugboats and barges through.

But the people of Lower Ninth are not having it. The conflict is emblematic of a long history of mistrust.

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This week on Inside the Arts, ESSENCE magazine executives are in town as the 23rd annual ESSENCE Festival nears. We talk with the magazine's features editor, Lauren Williams.

Then, a fight for freedom as Southern Rep Theatre presents Suzan-Lori Parks' Civil War drama, Father Comes Home From the Wars, parts 1, 2, and 3.

And, The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane kicks off its 24th season with The Taming of the Shrew.

Click here for the latest episodes of Inside the Arts.

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with New Orleans mystery writer Jean Redmann, author of Girl on the Edge of Summer and Perdition, and just in time for June weddings, Ada Calhoun talks about her new essay collection, Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give.

This week on All Things New Orleans,  Jessica Rosgaard checks in with Cityscapes columnist Richard Campanella to discuss property lines around the French Quarter. Then, we'll speak with Lauren Galliano of the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans. She'll tell us all about the Parade of Homes, which is an opportunity to tour new homes and see the latest building techniques. 

We'll also share an episode of the Listening Post and information on a full-scale drill of the city's evacuation system. 

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This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer debuts two new songs: "Covefefe" and "Son-in-Law." He also has News of Secrets, Our Freedom-Loving Friends, News of the Atom, The Apologies of the Week, News of the Olympic Movement, and more!

This Continuum is a special program devoted to the art of the recorder in early music presented by the legendary David Munrow and the Early Music Consort of London. Munrow suffered from depression for many years and took his own life at the age of 33, just a few months after performing in New Orleans with his Early Music Consort of London on the Friends of Music concert series. He made over 50 LP recordings in his early years. Recordings used in this program are from The Art of the Recorder — Testament SBT2 1368 — a 2 CD set.

The Pool Room at the former Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City.
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On this week’s show, we take an in-depth look the evolution of restaurant dining in the America and speak with the co-owner of one the nation's top restaurants.

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