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The annual meeting of the Greater New Orleans, Incorporated business development group is normally a chance to reflect on success stories and progress. This year’s gathering had a twist, coming by chance on the day after a disappointing budget special session by the state legislature.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump topped the ballots in the Louisiana primary over the weekend, but local elections were also decided.

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: a new edition of Dick Cheney Confidential, Trump calls Megyn, News of the GodlyNews of the Atom,  News from Outside the Bubble, The Apologies of the Week, and more!

The Manship School’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, along with WWNO — New Orleans Public Radio are hosting a Louisiana budget panel discussion in which students and experts will deliberate the current budget crisis in the state.

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: the poetry of Ben Carson, the Trump University alma mater, News of the Godly, The Apologies of the Week, News of the Olympic Movement, Let Us Try, and more!

Students on the steps of the Louisiana state capitol.
Mallory Falk / WWNO

College students from across Louisiana gathered at the state capitol on Wednesday to protest budget cuts, as the legislature met to discuss the state's budget shortfall.

Classes at public universities have been canceled or over-enrolled. Favorite professors have been laid off. And now, predictions of severe cuts to the state's scholarship program, TOPS.

Keiyanu Mattocks is supposed to start classes at LSU Alexandria this summer.

Santos Alvarado at a demonstration in front of City Hall last summer.
Fernando Lopez

New Orleans is officially a Welcoming City for immigrants. That’s because last September the City Council passed an ordinance to that effect, as part of a national initiative. But what does that actually mean? Now, four months after the resolution was passed, the City has taken some small but meaningful steps to make New Orleans feel like home for immigrants.

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings another new episode of Clintonsomething: The Candidacy Years, plus News of Inspectors General, News of AFPAC, The New Iraq, News of the Godly, News of the Olympic Movement, and more!

A New Orleans expert on Constitutional law says the death over the weekend of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia leaves an enormous void in the nation’s justice system. That void may be around for a while.

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer plays a new song for Rupert and Jerry, plus GWB records a radio spot for Jeb, News of the Olympic Movement, We're Not #1, News from Outside the Bubble, The Apologies of the Week, and more!

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