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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Inspiration

Arman Sadeghour and Sean Simone.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

Arman Sadeghpour came up with the idea of using chocolate to make toothpaste. Sean Simone figured out how to pack a 650,000 volt stun gun into an iPhone case.

Since this episode of Out to Lunch was recorded Sean’s cell phone stun gun idea has become a reality and Arman has launched a nationwide line of kids’ chocolate flavored toothapste. When big ideas become big money it’s worth looking back at the inspiration…

Inside the Arts
12:30 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Harry Connick, Jr; Big Chief Donald Harrison, Sr; Rodrigue Art Contest; Mardi Gras Marching Bands

  

Tune in to Inside the Arts for a conversation with Grammy award winning pianist and composer Harry Connick, Jr. His latest release celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Krewe of Orpheus.

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Out To Lunch
12:50 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Bust Out The Beads

Rick Delaup, Peter Ricchiuti and Anne Rolfes.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

In Out to Lunch’s first Annual Commander's 25-cent martini (x7) Mardi Gras business lunch, Peter Ricchiutti abandons all hope of a serious Mardi Gras conversation and goes for dancers and beads with Bustout Burlesque creator Rick Delaup and Zombeads founder Anne Rolfes.

Louisiana Eats
5:00 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Tales from the Happy Country Home

Brothers Dorsey, Karlos, and Byran Knott work together at Bayou Teche Brewery to create regional, food-friendly beers.

On this week's Louisiana Eats! Poppy celebrates the Chinese New Year and begins the countdown to Mardi Gras.  First, the folks at Bayou Teche Brewery talk about the preparations they've made for Carnival Season and what they've brewed for the occasion. Then, Audra Ang discusses the time she spent in China as a journalist and the book her journey produced: To the People, Food is Heaven.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Animal Acupuncture: Waiting on Pins & Needles

Dr. Cynthia Benbow performs acupuncture on a variety of animals, including exotic and domestic animals.

Listen to today's broadcast.

Although the practice of traditional Chinese acupuncture dates back thousands of years, it's adaptation in Western culture is relatively new. And while your mom and them may have received treatment in the past, you'll have to second guess who's likely to get it in the future.

Sharon Litwin brings us this profile on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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Books
1:48 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Lemon Cake, Basketball and Bead Dogs

  

This week on The Reading Life: Aimee Bender, whose most recent novel is The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. Aimee will be the Zale-Kimmerling writer in residence at Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University this week.

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Music
9:31 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

"Talkin' Jazz" with Great Guitarist and Composer Steve Masakowski

Guitarist Steve Masakowski is one of New Orleans' finest instrumentalists, a creative player with virtuoso technique and a sensibility that is both modern and deeply informed by the New Orleans tradition. He's also a first-rate composer; a longtime member of one of the great New Orleans bands, Astral Project; and an outstanding educator with a two-decade-plus tenure on the faculty at UNO.

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Antiques Roadshow
3:00 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

'Antiques Roadshow' Coming to Baton Rouge in July

Baton Rouge will be one of eight cities on the 2013 "Antiques Roadshow" summer tour.

Beth Courtney, president and CEO of Louisiana Public Broadcasting, says the popular show, viewed nationally by an estimated 10 million people per episode, will take over the River Center on July 27 for taping of three episodes.

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Wildlife conservation
7:00 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Audubon Teams With San Diego Zoo For Wildlife Conservation

The slender-horned gazelle is among the animals to be bred at the Audubon Species Survival Center.
San Diego Zoo Global

Audubon spokeswoman Karyn Kearney explains the wildlife breeding program.

The Audubon Nature Institute is joining forces with the San Diego Zoo to help preserve endangered and threatened mammals and birds. New Orleans will provide space for a five-year, $10 million project.

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Film
12:00 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

New La. Film Group President Selected

Will French has been elected president of the Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association, a nonprofit trade group.

He is with Film Production Capital.

Other new officers include Lampton Enochs of Moonbot Studios LA LLC, vice president; Scott Niemeyer of Gold Circle Entertainment, treasurer; and Diego Martinez of Millennium Studios, secretary.

The group works to expand the entertainment industry in Louisiana.

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