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On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans we'll chat with Jamar McKneely, CEO of Inspire NOLA Charter Schools, about their new program Project Live & Achieve. The new initiative focuses on bringing schools and community groups together to combat youth violence in New Orleans. 

American Routes Shortcuts: William Bell

Jan 26, 2018
William Bell
American Routes

William Bell grew up on the south side of Memphis. His mother was a gospel singer. As a child he began singing in the church, as a teenager he befriended other future Stax stars, Isaac Hayes, Al Jackson Jr. and Booker T. Jones. Bell recalls his early days at Stax Records.

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This week on the Coastal News Roundup: Louisiana debates bringing a Russian fish and an update on pollution trading. Plus, some dubious claims about alligators.

 

WWNO’s Travis Lux spoke with reporter Tristan Baurick, from Nola.com/The Times Picayune, about the week in coastal news.

King cake milkshake at Frey Smoked Meat Co. in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

The kid was staring at me, and I didn’t blame him. He was having lunch with his parents at the next table over and he was fixated on the king cake milkshake that I was eating all by myself.

PJ Morton
Chris Granger

The most heavily traveled road in American music begins in black church congregations, (i.e., Baptist, AME, and Pentecostal, among others), and leads to any and all forms of secular music. That’s the road PJ Morton took, and it has led him on a remarkable professional journey. Morton’s skill set is rooted in gospel music — he grew up the son of two preachers. But as an award-winning songwriter, singer, and producer, as well as the keyboardist in the platinum-selling group Maroon 5, and head of the New Orleans-based Morton Records, he seems especially charmed.

Classical 104.9 turns ONE this weekend!

Yes, January 27th marks the official First Birthday for Classical 104.9 here in New Orleans.

Prospect.4

Prospect 4 is a contemporary art triennial, taking place now through February 25 at 17 venues across New Orleans. Its theme is “The Lotus In Spite of the Swamp," and the idea is to offer artworks that ponder the connection between New Orleans and the world. NolaVie's Renée Peck sat down with artist Satch Hoyt to hear about his work, which is on display at the Old US Mint.

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The Sewerage and Water Board answered questions from New Orleans city council members Tuesday about the impact of last week’s freeze, but the agency is still taking stock.

This week on Inside the Arts, we spice things up as the New Orleans Opera Association continues its 75th season with George Chadwick's Tabasco: A Burlesque Opera.

This week on The Reading Life: It's Carnival time! Susan talks with Jennifer Atkins about "New Orleans Carnival Balls: The Secret Side of Mardi Gras 1870-1920," and Jack Sullivan, author of "New Orleans Remix." 

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