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3:50 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve Bonfires Unaffected by Coming Storm

Nasty weather, including a chance of strong tornadoes and howling thunderstorms, is forecast on Christmas Day along the Gulf Coast from east Texas to north Florida. But officials say it will hold off long enough for Christmas Eve bonfires to light the way for Pere Noel along the Mississippi River northwest of New Orleans.

The National Weather Service says people should prepare their yards for high winds Monday, securing lawn furniture or anything that might be blown into a home or car.

Environment
11:46 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Plaquemines Wants Your Christmas Tree

Plaquemines Parish plans to collect Christmas trees after the season to help rebuild wetlands in the coastal parish.

The parish garbage collection company, Solid Waste North and South, will pick them up at curbside after the holidays.

Authorities said all decorations, lights, tinsel, garland and other materials must be removed. Flocked trees cannot be recycled.

Farmers Market Minute
9:30 am
Sat December 15, 2012

Chanukah

Domenica’s Alon Shaya.

As the Jewish community approaches the final nights of Chanukah, I am reminded of a recent conversation I had with Domenica’s Alon Shaya. Of course, his interpretation of traditional Jewish holiday meals is now legendary.

The Israeli-born Alon was browsing market stalls for root crops. He described to me how he had recently catered a kosher wedding, and then stepped forward to say, ‚ÄúThe way I see it, Kosher is not only among the original health codes (pre-dating our Health Department by a few thousand years) but it‚Äôs also a code for sustainability.‚ÄĚ

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Andre Perry Commentary
4:48 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

The Real Ethnic Origins of Santa

Do you believe in Black Santa? Sadly, people are probably more religious about what type of Santa they have in their homes than about going to church on Christmas Day. If you have children around, this is probably the time when you should turn down your radio. No, let them listen. We must tell the truth about Santa’s background. Santa Claus is a transgendered Latina who’s on dangerously high doses of testosterone.

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The Reading Life
1:50 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Holiday Gift Books

This week on The Reading Life: Booksellers Donna Allen of Maple Street Book Shop, Judith Lafitte of Octavia Books, and Britton Trice of Garden District Book Shop offer holiday gift book suggestions, and Susan has some of her own.

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Holidays
4:30 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Celebrate the Holidays with WWNO!

Join WWNO as we present a month of holiday programming! This week we celebrate Hanukkah with Candles Burning Brightly (airing Tuesday at 8 p.m.), where hosts Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock offer a program which explores the customs and music of the holiday, and Hanukkah Lights (airing Friday at 8 p.m.), hosted by Murray Horwitz and Susan Stamberg, where five authors explore Hanukkah traditions in original stories.

The holiday spirit continues through December with these other great shows:

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Holidays
1:03 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Holiday Events At The French Market

The French Market

A schedule of some of the holiday-related events coming up at the French Market.

December 1

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  St Nicholas Day Fair in Dutch Alley.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  WWOZ Cookbook Celebration at the French Market. Taste samples, purchase cookbooks and aprons, meet the musicians behind the food and more!

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Transit
10:50 am
Wed November 21, 2012

RTA Announces Holiday Schedule

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority has announced service changes and expected delays for the Thanksgiving holiday through the Bayou Classic this weekend.

Riders headed downtown tomorrow are advised there will be numerous cancelations, delays and detours due to the Thanksgiving Day parade.

The complete rider advisory is here:

Thursday, November 22 ‚Äď Sunday Service Levels

Downtown Thanksgiving Parade, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Thanksgiving
2:26 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Turkey Confidential 2012

The Splendid Table

Turkey Confidential is a live call-in show on Thanksgiving (10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CT) that airs on public radio stations nationwide and will be streamed live on the web.

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Holidays
1:57 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Let It Sneaux: Loyola To Truck In 20 Tons Of Snow

Loyola University

Twenty tons of manufactured snow will blanket the Marquette Horseshoe lawn at Loyola University next month, creating a winter wonderland open to Loyola faculty, staff and students, as well as the public. The annual Sneaux@Loyno event, will take place Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 6-8 p.m.

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