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For your 4th of July weekend Harry has News of Inspector's General, News of the Warm, News of the Godly, News of the Olympic Movement, News of the Atom, We're Not #1, The Apologies of the Week, another episode of The Appresidentice, and great music.

This Continuum presents a recording of another live concert by New Orleans Musica da Camera. Jongleur, Jester, Trickster, was a special concert given by Musica da Camera in 2012. It is music from the 13th and 14th centuries of France, Italy, England & Spain. Thais St. Julien also gives narrative information before the performance of each musical selection. The music is from the Musica da Camera CD, Jongleur, Jester, Trickster, Belle Alliance BA006.

Smoke Em If You Got Em

On this week's show, just in time for the Fourth of July, we're celebrating the good old-fashioned American barbecue and the even older tradition of curing meat for preservation and eating.

We begin with Rien Fertel, author of The One True Barbecue, who demystifies the role of the pit master in the tradition of whole hog barbecue in Tennessee and the Eastern Carolinas. Rien’s exhaustive research led him to some of the smokiest and most storied barbecue shacks in America. But you may want to keep your distance, if those pigs catch on fire, it won't just be the fireworks exploding! 

Music Inside Out

 

Taj Mahal has guts. What else would explain the song title, “You Ain’t No Street Walker Mama, Honey But I Do Like the Way You Strut Your Stuff?”

In the history of the blues, there’s never been anyone as bold, funny, carnal and canny.

Patrick Melon / Melon the Scribe

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we discuss the GOP Senate Health Care bill with health policy expert Dr. Mark Diana. Then we'll share another episode of the Listening Post, which focused on public safety. 

Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton also joins us to chat about his latest album, Gumbo; the singer/songwriter discusses being back in New Orleans and his "homecoming" performance at the Essence Music Festival. 

American Routes Shortcuts: Bonsoir Catin

Jun 30, 2017
Bonsoir Catin
American Routes

Each week, American Routes brings you Shortcuts, a sneak peek at our upcoming show. This week we speak with Kristi Guillory and Christine Balfa, the founding members of Cajun super group Bonsoir Catin. Christine is the daughter of fiddler Dewey Balfa, who created a national audience for Cajun music during the 1960s folk revival.

Karen Henderson/WRKF

Many homeowners who flooded last August are making significant progress on home repairs. Others though are dealing with a second devastation, the betrayal of a trusted contractor.

Scenes from New Orleans nonprofit cafes including the gumbo at Cafe Reconcile (top), boudin balls at Cafe Hope (right) and the new Liberty's Kitchen cafeteria in the CBD.
Ian McNulty

You know you’re living right if you polish off a restaurant meal and feel like you’ve accomplished something. I don’t just mean you crushed some burger or you won the battle of temptation by skipping dessert. I mean you actually feel like you took part in something bigger then yourself.

That’s part of the deal at a circuit of nonprofit restaurants around New Orleans, where just by having lunch you’re supporting programs that help local youth get a new start. They even set the table with inspirational names: Café Reconcile, Liberty's Kitchen, and Café Hope.

Blake Bertucelli

Salads used to just be a side, or even an afterthought to the meal. These days, they’ve taken center stage as entrees, often with complex combinations and ingredients. French native and New Orleans transplant Jean-Mark Sens is an authority on leafy greens, and NolaVie’s Renée Peck speaks with him about the once lowly salad and its cultural evolution.

Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Renée Peck.

Mallory Falk / WWNO

Throughout the county, many schools have scaled back physical education classes and cut down on recess time. But kids need a chance to release their energy and express themselves through movement. That's what Chanice Holmes believes. She's a dance instructor at ARISE Academy and teaches elementary school students to communicate and channel stress through dance.

Chanice Holmes was placed at ARISE Academy tbrough Up2Us Sports, a national sports-based youth development program, and the local nonprofit Dancing Grounds.

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