features

Mardi Gras Indians
11:37 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Photos From Super Sunday

The rear of a Mardi Gras Indian costume.
Dionne Grayson WWNO

The Sunday closest to St. Joseph's Day is Super Sunday in New Orleans — the second-most important day on the calendar for Mardi Gras Indians, behind Carnival morning itself.

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This Is NPR
6:44 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Photos From Michele Norris' Interview With 'Lean In' Author Sheryl Sandberg

Bruce Guthrie

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 9:56 pm

Last night was "the biggest event in Washington," announced a beaming Shelton Zuckerman to the sold-out crowd gathered in Washington, D.C.'s Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, of which Shelton is a co-founder.

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WRKF
9:28 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Interviews: WAFB's Matt Williams, Advocate Columnist Ed Cullen, CNN's Bryan Monroe

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 11:32 am

WAFB Channel 9 morning news anchor and Crimestoppers reporter Matt Williams drops by, to talks about...everything.

A visit with Advocate columnist, and former  "All Things Considered" host Ed Cullen, who is retiring after 40 years with the paper.

CNN Politics editor Bryan Monroe, who'll be keynote speaker at the Diversity in Media forum Monday night at BRCC.  Jim will moderate that forum.


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WRKF
11:50 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Interviews: Child Welfare Expert Dr. Mark Courtney

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 1:53 pm

Jim talks with child welfare specialist Dr. Mark Courtney, from the University of Chicago, about foster care in Louisiana, and the challenges and problems therein. He's joined by Dana Hunter, from LSU's School of Social Work.

Advertising executive Hunter Territo, President of the American Advertising Federation - Baton Rouge, discusses the latest news on Governor Jindal's proposed tax reforms, and a threatened tax on media advertising.

Dan Borne, President of The LA Chemical Association and a deacon in the Catholic Church, talks about the new pontiff, Pope Francis I.

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Arts & Culture
11:00 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Pope John Paul II in Life and Art at NOMA

Pope John Paul II is honored at an exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

As the Vatican is closing its doors today for cardinals to select a new pope, the New Orleans Museum of Art is opening a show that looks back at the legacy of Pope John Paul II. The exhibit features the art and artifacts of his time.

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Out To Lunch
1:12 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Mom & Pop Mania On Magazine Street

Paul Wilcox, Peter Ricchiuti and Bryan Batt.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

Magazine Street is a seven-mile cavalcade of restaurants, galleries, and boutique stores spanning New Orleans neighborhoods from the Lower Garden District to Uptown. The owners of these businesses are as colorful as their storefronts.

On this edition of Out to Lunch Peter Ricchiuti’s guests are not your traditional mom and pop: Bryan Batt from Hazelnut and Paul Wilcox from Art & Eyes.

Interviews
8:47 am
Mon March 11, 2013

From Oiled Shores to the Courtroom: NPR's Debbie Elliott on the BP Oil Spill

NPR's Debbie Elliott.
Christy Haynes NPR

Debbie Elliott is NPR’s national correspondent based in Alabama. She has covered the 2010 BP oil spill, and its aftermath, since the beginning.

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Home & Garden
3:00 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

Sowing the Seeds for a Vegetable Garden

If you don't mind the possibility of some chilly weather, you can go out and get some planting done in your vegetable garden now.


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WRKF
12:04 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Interviews: LSU's David Kurpius, Law Professor David Orentlicher

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 2:01 pm

Jim talks with LSU's David Kurpius about the Tiger Bridge program, which could allow students at a Baton Rouge Community College to live on the LSU campus.

Law professor and author David Orentlicher, who promotes  a bipartisan two president system in his book, "Two Presidents Are Better Than One:

Chesley Heymsfield, with the Louisiana International Film Festival, coming up in April.

Author & humorist Elissa Altman talks about her new book, "Poor Man's Feast"


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Interviews
11:10 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Interviews: Singer Mary Wilson

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 10:28 am

Author Jeffrey Frank discusses his new book, "Ike & Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage"

Legendary singer Mary Wilson, formerly of the Supremes, talks about her career and her upcoming performance Saturday at the LSU Union Theater in "Stormy Weather", a tribute to Lena Horne.

Playwright John Biguenet talks about his play "Rising Water", about the flooding of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, running now through the 17th at LSU's Swine Palace"

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