A nonprofit monitoring New Orleans courts says that more than 10 years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed evidence kept in a basement that flooded, evidence remains at risk. It’s recommending alternative storage be used, and other improvements inside courtrooms are needed.

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Andy Uhler

European officials met Wednesday morning, tentatively agreeing that Turks should be allowed to travel in much of Europe without a visa. 

In March, Turkey agreed to help stop migrants crossing the Aegean Sea into Europe. The European Union had agreed to give Turkey €6 billion. Eric Schwartz, dean of the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, said Turkey was in a strong bargaining position.

Full interview: Vimeo CEO on helping creators

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Bruce Johnson

The video-sharing company Vimeo bought a service this week called VHX, which may help creators on its service sell more of their content.  

“Now any creator can essentially launch their own version of Netflix," said Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor. "[It's] a premium ad-free channel of their own videos at any price they wish, launched anywhere in the world, consumable on any device.”

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Sally Herships

Electric car company Tesla is gearing up to report its first-quarter results on Wednesday.

photo provided by Tulane University

This week on The Reading Life: Mike Kuczynski, chair of the Tulane University English department, about the celebration of First Folio: The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, and how you can see one of the world’s rarest books in New Orleans in an exhibit that opens with a jazz funeral for Shakespeare May 9 at the Newcomb Art Museum. We’ll also hear from University of New Orleans creative writing professor Richard Goodman about The Electric Pencil: Drawings from Inside State Hospital No. 3, by James Edward Deeds Jr.

This week on Inside the Arts, Jammin' on Julia is back. We'll stroll down Gallery Row in the Warehouse Arts District.

 Then, we take a peek at Self Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum on view at NOMA. And, Mother's Day is Sunday. The Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras say thanks with a special concert at the Orpheum Theater. Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m. 

Google might make minivans cool

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Kai Ryssdal

I might finally get some cool dad points. Despite much ridicule, I've made no secret of the fact that my usual mode of transportation is a minivan.

Practical, if not the hippest thing you've ever seen. Four kids will do that to you.

But now, this.

Google announced today it's gonna build self-driving minivans, 100 of them.

It'll partner with Chrysler to do it. Happy to be a test subject, just sayin'.

America gets its first group of climate refugees

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Kai Ryssdal

America has its political refugees and its economic refugees. And now, for the first time, it has climate refugees.

The first slice of taxpayer money is being spent to move a community that lives right on the edge of where climate change hits reality.

The community in question is Isle de Jean Charles in south Louisiana, and Coral Davenport wrote about it with her colleague Campbell Robertson for the New York Times.

Marketplace for Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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Marketplace

The PR guy in charge of handling the non-public seats to "Hamilton"; an interview with actress Diane Guerrero about her new book "In the Country We Love: My Family Divided" explaining the impact her parent's deportation had on her childhood; and Aeropostale is the next mall chain geared toward teens to face bankruptcy.

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May 3, 2016

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