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Red River Radio
9:58 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Shreveport's Bucket List Chalkboard inspires profound thoughts

The Bucket List Chalkboard in Shreveport captures the dreams of people who step up to the art installation and contribute their beliefs.

At the close of 2013, it’s a good time to check in on the Bucket List Chalkboard in Shreveport. The giant chalkboard with a bold yellow frame has three words across the top: “Before I die…” People step up on a platform, pick their chalk color, and write or draw what they feel. 

Plain Dealing, La., artist Megan Davis-Taylor designed and built the chalkboard through a grant from the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. It’s been traveling around Shreveport Common since September.

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Food
4:37 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Where Y'Eat: A Holiday Diet Of Nostalgia

An old-fashioned Bud's Broiler is likely on the holiday hit list for hungry New Orleans expats visiting for the holidays.
Ian McNulty

Dining trends and new concepts can be exciting, but for some New Orleans expats the food priorities are all from the past. The holiday season is their time to reconvene with familiar flavors, and that time is limited. Don't get in their way. 

Where Y'Eat: A Holiday Diet Of Nostalgia

For those interested in the latest from the realm of food and restaurants, these have been exciting times around New Orleans. There have been so many new eateries, new flavors and hot trends turning up, it’s been hard just to keep track of them, never mind try them all.

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WWNO
1:43 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Happy Holidays: Here's How We Were Good This Year

Jodi Jill Creative Commons

Hey, this is your friendly public radio News Director, Eve Troeh. I wanted to enlist the help of Ludacris to say happy holidays, and thanks for listening.

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WRKF
6:27 am
Sat December 14, 2013

What to Give a Gardener for the Holidays

Gardeners, think about what you want for yourself and tell the givers.


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WRKF
12:06 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Make The Punch Bowl Your Holiday Party Centerpiece

Originally published on Fri December 6, 2013 11:03 am

Renee Montagne talks to Julia Reed, a contributor to the southern-lifestyle magazine Garden & Gun about how to keep spirits up at your holiday party by putting the right stuff in your punch bowl.


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WRKF
3:57 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

Cardiologist Gives Permission for Holiday Indulgence

Leon Kraft, an interventional cardiologist with the Cardiovascular Institute of the South, says it's okay to splurge, so long as you don't make it a routine.

Dr. Leon Kraft, Interventional Cardiologist

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Holidays
11:39 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Passover Seder, New Orleans Style

The Krewe du Jieux's Passover Seder.
Maureen McMurray WWNO

This weekend churches in New Orleans will be packed for Easter services, but that’s not the only religious holiday being observed this week. It is also Passover, the eight-day Jewish festival that marks the liberation of enslaved Israelites from ancient Egypt over 3000 years ago.

Passover is the most widely celebrated Jewish holiday, and in New Orleans, celebrations take on their own flair.

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The Salt
4:00 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Forget Fish Fridays: In Louisiana, Gator Is On The Lenten Menu

Tastes like chicken, but it's OK for Lent: Fried alligator, as served at New Orleans' Cochon restaurant.
Chris Granger Courtesy of Cochon

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 4:59 pm

Is it OK to eat alligator on Fridays during Lent? That question isn't just rhetorical in Louisiana, which has large populations of both Catholics and gators.

"Alligator's such a natural for New Orleans," says Jay Nix, owner of Parkway Bakery, which serves a mean alligator sausage po boy sandwich. "Alligator gumbo, jambalaya. I mean, it's a wonder that alligator isn't our mascot, you know?"

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Features
1:08 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Mardi Gras Indians on St. Joseph's Day

A Mardi Gras Indian on St. Joseph's Day.
Maureen McMurray WWNO

Tuesday was St. Joseph’s Day. Nominally a Catholic holiday, St Joseph’s Day is also a significant holiday for the city’s Mardi Gras Indians. Maureen McMurray has the story.

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Love NOLA
9:54 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Cabbage Injuries Have Nothing To Do With Makin' Groceries

A rider tosses a cabbage during St. Patrick's Day festivities.
hellokids.com

New Orleans prides itself on being different from the rest of the nation. Our food‘s different, our music’s different... even our humidity is different.  

On top of 'dat, we tend to talk different, too. On today's Love NOLA, Brett Will Taylor weighs in on the New Orleans vernacular and suggests that, maybe, the way we talk reflects nothing more than the love for our city, and the secret code that goes with it.

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