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On this edition of All Things New Orleans, we discuss the Orleans Public Defenders' 2nd Annual Second Line for Equal Justice. Then, we'll share another episode of the Listening Post. 

And our very own Jess Clark sits down with New Orleans rapper and singer, Pell. 

Voters turn out on election day.
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The next mayor of New Orleans will be decided in a runoff scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18. This month The Listening Post wanted to know what New Orleanians need from their leaders. We asked: 

1) What do you want the next mayor to know about your life?

2) What are the most important issues in this election? 

3) What kind of leader does New Orleans need? Give specifics.

We also got to speak with Mayor Mitch Landrieu for this edition of The Listening Post. Here's an excerpt from our interview: 

Derrick Strong reads to children at the Gentilly Community Center of Hope.
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The toll of America’s gun violence epidemic is usually measured in lives lost — more than 33,000 each year. Ignored, almost completely, are the many more people who survive a gun shot. 

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we'll share the latest episode of the Listening Post, which focuses on New Orleanians who are in recovery from a gunshot wound.  

Then we'll discuss the upcoming Ponderosa Stomp Festival, an event that celebrates the music and lives of American music's unsung heroes. And, we'll share another story from Bring Your Own; a live storytelling 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?

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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. 

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?

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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.
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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.

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