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Inside The Arts: Decoding The Purity Of An Icon, JazzFest 2018, Bassist Ron Carter | WWNO
WWNO | April 24, 2018
This week on Inside the Arts, an enriching connection with our neighbors to the South grows stronger as New Orleans is now home to the 5th Mexican Cultural Institute in the country. The institute located within the Mexican Consulate opens with a new exhibit of oil paintings by artist Belinda Flores-...
Bill To Free-Up 'Dedicated Funds' Clears Senate Committee | WWNO
WWNO | April 24, 2018
BATON ROUGE -- A measure that could free up several hundred million dollars in state spending that is set by law and cannot be adjusted in the annual budget progress narrowly cleared its first hurdle Monday.
The Reading Life With Bryan Camp And Iris Cohen | WWNO
WWNO | April 24, 2018
This week on The Reading Life: Debut novelists make a splash with two very different books. Bryan Camp creates a fantastic version of the Crescent City with a magician named Jude Dubuisson in “The City of Lost Fortunes," a nd Iris Cohen, author of “The Little Clan,” takes on high and low liter...
Popeyes delivered? In some cities, this already exists | NOLA River
NOLA River | April 24, 2018
Fast food and delivery? Is that a combo you could get behind? In "several hundred" domestic markets -- not New Orleans, y'all -- Popeyes offers delivery service and it's helping the company's bottom line, according to Bloomberg.com. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen "po...
Jazz Fest Insider’s Guide | GoNOLA
GoNOLA | April 24, 2018
All you need to know from a Jazz Fest pro. The post Jazz Fest Insider’s Guide appeared first on GoNOLA.com. Related posts: Under 21? Where to See Live Music in New Orleans Making Mardi Gras: Music in the Streets with St. Augustine Mardi Gras Playlist: It’s Carnival Time!
See inside The Eliza Jane, a new hotel inspired by The Daily Picayune's first woman publisher | NOLA River
NOLA River | April 24, 2018
The Eliza Jane has 196 rooms as well as a bar, restaurant and interior courtyard. Eliza Jane Nicholson, who in 1876 became the first female publisher of a major metropolitan newspaper, The Daily Picayune, is back in the spotlight, this time as the inspiration be...
Old Navy plans to open 60 stores nationwide in 2018: report | NOLA River
NOLA River | April 24, 2018
Gap Inc. says its Old Navy and Athleta brands are doing well, while Gap and Banana Republic struggle. Old Navy will open 60 stores across the U.S. and remodel another 150 as parent Gap Inc. focuses its growth strategy on the discounted apparel brand, CNBC r...
Looking for a thrill? How about a ride in a vintage plane? | NOLA River
NOLA River | April 24, 2018
The "Fly the Ford" tour is headed to St. John the Baptist Parish starting Thursday. Aviation enthusiasts and those just curious about vintage aircrafts can get an up-close look, and even a ride, in a Ford Tri-Motor, the model plane credited for helping...
Smoothie King is moving its headquarters to Dallas: report | NOLA River
NOLA River | April 24, 2018
Smoothie King has been headquartered in Metairie since 2013. Smoothie King, founded in Kenner and headquartered in Metairie since 2013, will move its corporate headquarters to Dallas this summer, though it intends to keep a smaller, local office. The move, first...
NOLA River | April 24, 2018
Atlanta and Houston come up often, but experts look at a surprising range of cities when gauging New Orleans' health.
CONTINUUM: The 17th Century Dances of Anthony Holborne | WWNO
WWNO | April 23, 2018
The instrumental consort music of English 17th century composer Anthony Holborne will be featured this week on Continuum. You'll hear many of his dances, including pavans, galliards and almaynes with interesting titles including "The Honeysuckle" and "The Fairie Round." The outstanding performances ...
Le Show For the Week of April 15, 2018 | WWNO
WWNO | April 23, 2018
This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer interviews Homer Venters, MD from Physicians for Human Rights, plus a song of Scooter's scooting past the clink, The Apologies of the Week , News of the Warm , and more!
St. James Parish chosen for $9.4 billion Formosa ethylene plant | NOLA River
NOLA River | April 23, 2018
The Taiwan-based Formosa Petrochemical Corp. wants to build a complex near the SunShine Bridge. A Formosa Petrochemical Corp. plans to build a $9.4 billion industrial complex near the Sunshine Bridge in St. James Parish, state officials announced Monday (April...
Trump ties NAFTA compromise to Mexico immigration | NOLA River
NOLA River | April 23, 2018
Trump in a Twitter post said Mexico "must stop people from going through Mexico and into the U.S." Senior trade officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico will meet again in Washington in an intensified push to reach a North American Free Trade Agreeme...
Covington: Best Small Town Food Scene in the USA? | NOLA River
NOLA River | April 23, 2018
The St. Tammany Parish city is in the running for the honor in an online contest by USA Today. Covington is in the running to be named the U.S.A. city with the Best Small Town Food Scene. The St. Tammany Parish city is currently No. 3 in an online contest&...
Lobbyist claims Yeti iced out NRA, sparking calls for boycotts: report | NOLA River
NOLA River | April 23, 2018
As some Yeti customers are feeling the chill, the Texas-based company responded Monday by saying the contentious claims by an NRA lobbyist are inaccurate. Yeti, the cooler company beloved by outdoor enthusiasts, has stopped doing business with the NRA Foundation...
Nearly halved, Algiers riverfront apartment complex gains City Council approval | NOLA River
NOLA River | April 23, 2018
Developer strikes accord with neighbors previously opposed to the large complex near the Crescent City Connection. A scaled-down proposal for a large apartment complex on the riverfront in Algiers was approved by the New Orleans City Council last ...
How to Spend a Day on the Bayou | GoNOLA
GoNOLA | April 23, 2018
Long before Europeans established La Nouvelle-Orléans, indigenous peoples native to the area went about their everyday lives in this swampy paradise. They discovered a practical trade route by using Bayou St. John, a natural, four-mile waterway that extended from Lake Pontchartrain, in tandem with ...
Weekend Picks: Jazz Fest, Late-Night Live Music, and More | GoNOLA
GoNOLA | April 23, 2018
It’s festival season here in New Orleans, and while the city is known for its many festivals, there is one that we live for: Jazz Fest. We’ve had our fair share of festing already this year (see which New Orleans festival you are here), but it was all in preparation for this weekend. This is ...
The Top 5 Reasons to Go to Bayou Boogaloo in New Orleans | GoNOLA
GoNOLA | April 23, 2018
Enjoy Bayou Boogaloo festival like a local. Here's how. The post The Top 5 Reasons to Go to Bayou Boogaloo in New Orleans appeared first on GoNOLA.com. Related posts: Eight Blocks of Fun at the Freret Street Festival in New Orleans The Ultimate One Stop Shop for Mardi Gras Masks New Orleans Spr...
NOLA River | April 23, 2018
New hires, promotions, award-winners, board appointments and retirements at area companies. Learn how to get yours listed.
Louisiana Eats:  Toasting The Tricentennial | WWNO
WWNO | April 22, 2018
This year marks the 300th anniversary of the city of New Orleans. On this week's show, we toast the Crescent City with local culture bearers and historians.
CONTINUUM: La, La, La, La | WWNO
WWNO | April 22, 2018
The "La, La, La, La" name of this week's Continuum program is based on the names of the four CDs featured on the program, all beginning with "La". These are four very different selections of early music, each with a different early music ensemble. The CDs used are: La Folia (Jordi Savall et al) - Al...
Le Show For The Week Of April 22, 2018 | WWNO
WWNO | April 22, 2018
This week on Le Show Harry brings us We’re Not #1, News of NiceCorps, Harry Reads the Trades, News of the Olympic Movement, the Apologies of the Week, plus satirical sketches about President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen, great music and more.
The Reading Life with Erin Greenwald, Brett Evans and Christopher Shipman | WWNO
WWNO | April 22, 2018
This week on The Reading Life: Historian Erin Greenwald talks about the Tricentennial exhibit and book, “New Orleans, The Founding Era.” We’ll also hear from poets Brett Evans and Christopher Shipman about their new collaborative work, “Keats Is Not the Problem.” Audio Extras April 22 cale...
Biggest bump stock maker to stop taking orders, shut down website next month | NOLA River
NOLA River | April 22, 2018
The announcement comes about a month after Donald Trump said his administration would "ban" bump stocks. The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday that it wi...
John Archibald's Pulitzer: how the 'wild west of new media' was won | NOLA River
NOLA River | April 22, 2018
"I understand change is hard. But when I'm told there's nothing worth reading anymore, I know it's not true," Archibald wrote. I've never met John Archibald. But this week, he's my hero. Archibald is the AL.com columnist who won the 2018...
Plan Your Summer Vacation Around These 15 Events | GoNOLA
GoNOLA | April 22, 2018
Start your summer off right in New Orleans with this list. The post Plan Your Summer Vacation Around These 15 Events appeared first on GoNOLA.com. Related posts: Video: Mardi Gras Floats at Kern Studios A Stroll Down Bourbon Street 29 Hours in New Orleans with Refinery29
New Orleans Data News Weekly | April 22, 2018
By: Edwin Buggage ABCT Summer Camp Inspires Greatness in Young People Summer is swiftly approaching, and registration has begun for the Anthony Bean Community Theater – ABCT Performing Arts Summer Camp. The ABCT Summer Program [...]
New Orleans Data News Weekly | April 22, 2018
By Jade Myers It’s not often that you get four New Orleans mayors together in one sitting. But on April 5th, mayors: present-past-and-future, took a walk down memory lane in the City they served, for [...]
Capitol Access Legislative Update | WWNO
WWNO | April 21, 2018
As part of a collaboration between WWNO and WRKF in Baton Rouge, we bring you the Capitol Access Recap - a weekly review of what happened in the state Legislature.
Coastal News Roundup: A New Land Loss Study, Oil Spill In The River, And More | WWNO
WWNO | April 21, 2018
This week on the roundup: a new study out of Tulane finds the Mississippi River can’t keep up with coastal land loss, an oil spill shuts down the river , and Hurricane names are retired . WWNO’s Travis Lux and Nola.com/The Times Picayune’s Sara Sneath talk about the week in coastal news.
American Routes Shortcuts: CJ Chenier | WWNO
WWNO | April 21, 2018
Accordionist CJ Chenier is the son of the late king of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier, who mixed R&B and soul into Louisiana Creole music. CJ was raised in Texas away from his French-speaking relatives. He played in jazz and funk bands, finally joining Clifton’s band and playing accordion a few years bef...
Joining In The Fight Against The Opioid Epidemic: Your Local Library | WWNO
WWNO | April 21, 2018
New Orleans is one of only a handful of cities across the nation, and the only city in Louisiana, to supply public libraries with a drug that can stop an opioid overdose.
Louisiana Eats:  And The James Beard Award Goes Too... | WWNO
WWNO | April 21, 2018
The James Beard Awards honor the best of the best in the American culinary world. With this year's awards gala right around the corner, join us this week for a chat with several James Beard Award nominees and winners. We begin with 2017's Rising Chef of the Year, Zachary Engel . Zach made a name for...
Paid internship: Ride free Harley across U.S., post on social media, keep the bike | NOLA River
NOLA River | April 21, 2018
Iconic motorcycle company seeks eight social media gurus for 12 weeks Time spent on the open road typically doesn't make one's resume. But with a summer internship involving just that, Harley-Davidson Inc. is turning travel into a paid gig. The iconic motorcycle...
Perched on a platform high in a tree, a 61-year-old Virginia woman fights a gas pipeline | NOLA River
NOLA River | April 21, 2018
A 61-year-old mother of three is perched on a platform between two oak trees to protest a pipeline to be built through her family's property. ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. -- When the trees started coming down, Theresa "Red" Terry went up. Now, the 61-year-old mother...
AT&T, Verizon are again being investigated for collusion. Here's how we got here. | NOLA River
NOLA River | April 21, 2018
The Justice Department is investigating whether AT&T and Verizon colluded to thwart a technology that would have benefitted customers.   The Justice Department is currently investigating whether AT&T and Verizon may have colluded to thwart a technol...
Verne Troyer, Mini-Me in 'Austin Powers' films, dead at 49 | NOLA River
NOLA River | April 21, 2018
News of Verne Troyer's death was shared Saturday (April 21) to his professional Facebook page. Verne Troyer, the actor best known for playing Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" films, has died. He was 49. News of Troyer's death was posted Saturday (April 21) on...
American Routes Shortcuts: Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Dave Alvin | WWNO
WWNO | April 20, 2018
Texas High Plains Troubadour Jimmie Dale Gilmore and SoCal roots-rocker Dave Alvin were born worlds apart. Gilmore in Lubbock, where he co-founded the Flatlanders. He left music to join an ashram, and played Smokey in the Coen Brothers’ The Big Lebowski. Dave Alvin was raised in Downey, California...
Coastal News Roundup: Oil Spill Edition | WWNO
WWNO | April 20, 2018
It was eight years ago today that the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blew up, spewing more than 160 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over several months.
Tall Ships Arrive In New Orleans | WWNO
WWNO | April 20, 2018
Kicking off a weekend of tricentennial events, New Orleans welcomed unusual guests to her shores Thursday - six historic sailing ships. Elissa, the oldest and largest of the six ships, was built in Scotland in 1877 and is twice as long as a blue whale. The Picton Castle was part of the Royal Navy in...
To Keep Schools, Einstein Agrees To Provide Buses And Pay Back Parents | WWNO
WWNO | April 20, 2018
The Orleans Parish School Board has settled a months-long dispute with Einstein Charter Schools over busing.
Louisiana Unveils 'Flood Resilience' Projects In Six Coastal Parishes | WWNO
WWNO | April 20, 2018
The state announced plans Friday to fund 10 projects that will address problems created by flooding and land loss in six coastal parishes. Louisiana’s main way of fighting land loss and flooding is with the Coastal Master Plan — a $50 billion blueprint for building levees, and restoring marshes ...
Would you take a dream job that paid poorly or a terrible job with a huge salary? | NOLA River
NOLA River | April 20, 2018
Being happy at work matters, but there's something to be said for not living paycheck-to-paycheck and maybe funneling that passion into a side-hustle. It's every graduating student's conundrum -- do you take the dream job that pays peanuts or settle for a s...
Saint Germain, an upcoming Bywater bistro and wine bar, is inspired by Paris | NOLA River
NOLA River | April 20, 2018
Saint Germain takes over the Sugar Park Tavern location on St. Claude Avenue. Chefs Blake Aguillard and Trey Smith love the modern bistros of Paris, like Septime or Frenchy, that often run a separate wine bar across the street. At Saint Germain, which will open ...
Turkish company eyes multi-million-dollar terminal at Port of Gulfport: report | NOLA River
NOLA River | April 20, 2018
The state of Mississippi is negotiating with a Turkish company interested in locating a terminal in Gulfport. Port authorities in Mississippi are negotiating with a Turkish company that is interested in bringing a multi-million-dollar terminal to the Port of Gul...
Trump blasts OPEC, accusing the oil cartel of 'artificially' raising prices | NOLA River
NOLA River | April 20, 2018
"Looks like OPEC is at it again," the president tweeted. President Donald Trump blasted the OPEC oil cartel on Friday, accusing the group on Twitter of "artificially" raising oil prices and declaring that it "will not be accepted!" "Looks like OPEC is ...
Slidell woman used stolen ID to get 6-figure job; faces 10 years in prison | NOLA River
NOLA River | April 20, 2018
Cindy T. White, convicted Wednesday by a St. Tammany Parish jury, has a history of identity theft. A 41-year-old Slidell woman faces up to 10 years in prison after being convicted of stealing another woman's identity via social media and using fake creden...
Southwest passenger who died after engine explosion was sucked halfway out of plane | NOLA River
NOLA River | April 20, 2018
The Southwest Airlines passenger -- identified as 43-year-old Jennifer Riordan -- likely died instantly. A passenger who was onboard Southwest Airlines flight 1380 Tuesday emotionally described Thursday how he and others tried to save the woman who died when she...