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On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we discuss the kinks in the city's drainage system with The Advocate's Jeff Adelson. Then we'll share another episode of the Listening Post, which focuses on student transportation in New Orleans. 

And we'll share a story from Bring Your Own, our live story-telling series. 

Did you know that 86 percent of students in New Orleans don't attend the school closest to their home? Or that the cost for student transportation rose from $18 to $30 million dollars in the course of 10 years?

In 2016 there were more drug related deaths than murders in New Orleans. Mostly due to opioids. Mayor Mitch Landrieu says he has a plan to deal with the growing national opioid epidemic. The Listening Post turned it's attention to opioids and asked:

1) What evidence of the opioid epidemic have you seen? How has it impacted you?

2) What would you do if someone you knew was addicted to opioids, like heroin or oxycodone? 

3) What strategies would help communities better deal with drug epidemics?

Patrick Melon / Melon the Scribe

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we discuss the GOP Senate Health Care bill with health policy expert Dr. Mark Diana. Then we'll share another episode of the Listening Post, which focused on public safety. 

Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton also joins us to chat about his latest album, Gumbo; the singer/songwriter discusses being back in New Orleans and his "homecoming" performance at the Essence Music Festival. 

Nadra Eniz, aka Captain Black, founder of The Captain Black Street Patrol.
Thomas Walsh / The Listening Post

Earlier this year Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a $40 million investment in public safety. That money’s being spent on things like surveillance cameras, brighter LED fixtures in the French Quarter, and 300 squad cars for the NOPD. 

This got the crew of The Listening Post thinking about how effective those investments are and whether people feel safe in their city. We asked: 

1. How safe are you feeling as you move around New Orleans these days? Where do you feel safe in the city? What places do you try to avoid or tell others to avoid?

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Earlier this month, Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar on Orleans Avenue in the Treme was shut down.

Michael P. Smith Collection / The Historic New Orleans Collection

This week on All Things New Orleans, we're highlighting the woman behind the early production of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival; Allison Miner. Cultural anthropologist Helen Regis and Rachel Lyons, archivist for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, recall Miner's life and her impact on festival. 

Then, we'll share the latest episode of the Listening Post and another story from Bring Your Own

The St. Claude Street Bridge raises as a barge passes beneath it.
Thomas Walsh / WWNO

Southeastern Louisiana relies on federal funds to keep it a viable place to live. That means constant construction; roads, levees, and the latest project, a $951 million dollar plan to widen the Industrial Canal. The Army Corps of Engineers has reached out to the surrounding communities for input and the proposal is wildly unpopular. The Listening Post wanted to hear both sides of the debate. 

The Listening Post asked:

1) What kind of input should communities have on federal projects like these?

The Listening Post at Carver Collegiate Academy in New Orleans East.
Thomas Walsh / The Listening Post

This past winter WWNO’s education desk looked at how local schools are dealing with trauma in their classrooms. To wrap up their series they collaborated with The Listening Post to bring their questions to Carver Collegiate Academy in New Orleans East. Reporter Mallory Falk and producer Claudia Lopez take a listen to the results.

This week on All Things New Orleans, we're talking about the importance of public radio during WWNO's Spring Member Fest with Membership Manager, Hallie Sheck.

We'll also share WWNO's community engagement project, the Listening Post and a story from Bring Your Own; a live story telling series. 

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