This week on The Reading Life, we're getting ready for that annual July celebration, Tales of the Cocktail. Jeff "Beachbum" Berry talks about his wildly entertaining history, Potions of the Caribbean: 500 Years of Tropical Drinks and the People Behind Them.
And bookseller Judith Lafitte of Octavia Books talks about a Storyville Blue Book that's back in print.
Happy Hour-Depends Who You Ask-7/11/2014-If you listen to public radio in New Orleans you already know Eve Troeh. Eve is the News Director for the local NPR affiliate; public radio station WWNO 89.9FM. But other than she's smart, quick, and one of the refreshingly talented new on-air voices at WWNO, what do you really know about Eve?
A suburban New Orleans man wanted in death of a woman found bludgeoned to death in her bathtub has been arrested in Texas and the three children he disappeared with have been found.
Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say in a news release 43-year-old Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas, of Metairie, was arrested in a trailer park in Katy, Texas, late Sunday night. He faces a second-degree murder charge.
Col. John Fortunato, a sheriff's office spokesman, says his three children who were with him at the time of his arrest are safe.
Over the weekend, locals staged a protest at the new Hobby Lobby in Elmwood in reaction to the recent Supreme Court decision. The court upheld the company's right to refuse to cover certain forms of birth control.
The group of about 50 protesters stood on Clearview Parkway for hours on Saturday passing out leaflets supporting the right of women to have access to health insurance that includes certain forms of birth control. They held up signs saying “The Bible is not a health care plan” and “Honk if you have ovaries”.
On this week's Le Show, Harry Shearer has News of the Godly, Let Us Try, We're Not Number 1!, Just Say So, News of the Olympic Movement, the Apologies of the Week, News from Outside the Bubble, Karzai Talk and more!
Despite Louisiana’s scorching temperatures in July, thousands of visitors beat a path to New Orleans in search of a cold cocktail at the annual Tales of the Cocktail event. On this week’s show we’ll hear from the founder of the conference, get a dose of history from the King of Cocktails, and hear how a smear campaign kept absinthe out of our liquor cabinets for 100 years. Break out the ice, the bar’s open on this week’s Louisiana Eats!
This week on Continuum, Milton and Thais play early music centered around Henry VIII from the CDs If Love Now Reigned by the Isaak Ensemble Heidelberg (Bayer Records BR 100132 CD) and Music for Henry VIII by The Hilliartd Ensemble (Saga Classics SCD 9003).
On Thursday the New Orleans City Council voted to change the definition of transient vacation rentals. Proponents say the change will make it easier to enforce the existing laws that prohibit short-term vacation rentals.
If you spend just one day this summer thinking about how much you depend on WWNO, let it be this day. But you can also donate right now and your tax-deductible gift will help keep all your favorite news, entertainment and music programs on the air.
Your financial support helps ensure that you can listen to Morning Edition,All Things Considered,Fresh Air,Car Talk and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! and directly supports WWNO's local news initiative.
When John Boutté commits to a song, he tailors it like a suit from Savile Row, breaking down the lyrics then building them back up again to say exactly what he means. If a Paul Simon song conjures the image of early Americans sailing to the New World on the Mayflower ship, Boutté will sing the same song and mention early Americans who sailed on the slave ship Amistad. If Dave Bartholemew writes that the grass looks greener somewhere else, Boutté will sing that the grass is greener right here at home.