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Where Y'Eat: How the Saints Schedule Sets the Table for New Orleans Food | WWNO
WWNO | October 19, 2018
We all know that the way a Saints game ends can affect the tone of New Orleans life. Turns out the start of the game can have an impact too, and we’re seeing play out on the plate.
Contemporary Art In An Antique City: Looking Back At The Orleans Gallery | WWNO
WWNO | October 19, 2018
George Dunbar is a contemporary artist from New Orleans whose work has graced the walls and halls of exhibits around the world. In the 1950s, he banded together with several other contemporary artists who identified with the abstract movement known as the New York School. Together, they opened a co-...
Lives Worth Living And Stories Worth Telling: In Conversation With Folwell Dunbar | WWNO
WWNO | October 19, 2018
No one has stories quite like a Southerner has stories, and Folwell Dunbar proves that tenfold. From swimming in the swamps to tempting death in some unlikely situations, Folwell has compiled his most outrageous stories into a new book called He Falls Well . NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford caught up wit...
American Routes Shortcuts: Albert Lee | WWNO
WWNO | October 19, 2018
British guitarist Albert Lee is a musicians’ musician, a speedy, telecaster master of American rock and rockabilly guitar. Born in Herefordshire County 1943 to an English gypsy family of modest means, Lee’s musicianship has carried him as a stage and studio musician to a life in Malibu. Over the...
She made it her business to trumpet New Orleans music | NOLA River
NOLA River | October 19, 2018
Part of a New Orleans tricentennial series on the people and events that connect and inspire us. The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing 300 for 300 project, running through 2018 and highlighting 300 people who have made N...
Make it a Day Trip: Fall Festivals Outside of New Orleans | GoNOLA
GoNOLA | October 19, 2018
New Orleans is known for its endless festivals, but did you know you can find some great ones just beyond the city limits too? And it’s all just a day trip away. This fall, you’ll find unique festivals scattered throughout parts of Louisiana. So, fill up your gas tank, load up your car, and make...
Local Student Represents New Orleans At Global Climate Summit | WWNO
WWNO | October 18, 2018
The documentary Station 15 , directed by Kira Ackerman, follows Chasity Hunter -- then a high school student -- as she learns about water infrastructure in New Orleans. Hunter is becoming an informal ambassador for the city around water management and climate change. Last month, she represented New ...
Port of New Orleans Credits Diversification For Covering Imports Drop From Tariffs | WWNO
WWNO | October 18, 2018
Trump Administration tariffs on things like steel and aluminum have been hard on ports across the country. But officials at the Port of New Orleans say diversification has kept it in strong financial shape.
Inside The Arts: Crescent City Chamber Music Festival Kicks Off 3rd Season | WWNO
WWNO | October 18, 2018
This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with Crescent City Chamber Music Festival artistic director, Luke Fleming. The music festival kicks off its 3rd season next week with 5 free public performances in venues across the city. The Dover Quartet and the Manhattan Chamber Players are among the wor...
New Bill Requires Army Corps To Consider Green Infrastructure | WWNO
WWNO | October 18, 2018
On Wednesday, congress passed America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 , which could encourage the Army Corps of Engineers to build more green infrastructure. Infrastructure bills are fairly routine. Generally passed every couple years, they often approve lists of projects for things like river dr...
Music Inside Out: Aurora Nealand | WWNO
WWNO | October 18, 2018
Before the composer and multi-instrumentalist Aurora Nealand takes a job, she’ll ask, “Did you want The Monocle or did you want The Royal Roses?” Nealand has led those musical entities for years, and — like her — they lean in seemingly opposite directions. The Monocle invites listeners int...
Behind the Scenes of Paul McCartney’s Come on To Me Video Shoot in NOLA | GoNOLA
GoNOLA | October 18, 2018
When we caught wind that Paul McCartney’s team was shooting a video for his new single, Come On To Me, from his latest album, Egypt Station, our team was all over it to bring you an inside look. Directors T.G. and Nicelle Herrington tapped local talent, Mike Marina, a member of the beloved 61...
Inside The Arts: New Orleans Film Fest, Taco Truck Film, Preservation Hall Legacy Awards | WWNO
WWNO | October 17, 2018
This week on Inside the Arts, we're gearing up for a red carpet walk as the opening of the 29th Annual New Orleans Film Festival nears. Fallon Young, executive director of the New Orleans Film Society joins us. Then, local multi-disciplinary artist and activist José Torres-Tama is the subject of a ...
OPSB Touts Smooth Unification, Braces For Drop In Test Scores | WWNO
WWNO | October 17, 2018
The Orleans Parish School Board is touting a smooth transition to a new unified school district, but also seems to be bracing for new challenges as the state moves to a tougher school grading system.
Trump ditches 144-year-old pact that allows China to mail packages to US at big discount | NOLA River
NOLA River | October 17, 2018
Trump's notice to exit from the Universal Postal Union (UPU) treaty comes as the White House cranks up the pressure on Beijing to drop what it calls predatory commercial practices. President Donald Trump moved Wednesday to withdraw from a 144-year-old inte...
Zara will open at Lakeside Shopping Center Thursday | NOLA River
NOLA River | October 17, 2018
The new two-story Zara takes over the old Express store at Lakeside. Zara will open its first location in Louisiana at Lakeside Shopping Center on Thursday (Oct. 18) at 10 a.m. The wildly popular Spanish fast-fashion retailer on Wednesday morning (Oct. 17) ...
The new Lego store at Lakeside Shopping Center opens Friday | NOLA River
NOLA River | October 17, 2018
The 2,000-square-foot store is located across from the mall's Disney store. Lego's new store at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie will open on Friday (Oct. 19). The mall announced the opening on its Facebook page, noting a grand opening event will be hel...
Celebrate Día de Los Muertos in New Orleans | GoNOLA
GoNOLA | October 17, 2018
Would you spend your day in a cemetery? Perhaps only in New Orleans, because our “Cities of the Dead” command a closer look. But for el Día de los Muertos, commonly known as the Day of the Dead, people traditionally visit the graves of their deceased ancestors much like New Orleanians ...
New Orleans Data News Weekly | October 17, 2018
Early Voting October 23-30 It is that time again and Data News Weekly is encouraging all of the citizens to get out and vote for the November 6th election. As we know that as National [...]
New Orleans Data News Weekly | October 17, 2018
Below are the first endorsements for candidates in the upcoming election . Please keep these in mind as you engage in early voting . U.S. Representative Louisiana 2nd Congressional District Cedric Richmond Yes Amendment 2 [...]
New Orleans Data News Weekly | October 17, 2018
By Austin R. Cooper As I sat in my hotel room in West Africa watching Justice Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, I was reminded of what several Africans have said to me [...]
New Orleans Data News Weekly | October 17, 2018
Laissez Les Bon Temp Roulez for a Good Cause Gentilly Fest celebrates all things New Orleans! Festival goers were treated to some of the best live music, delicious food from a variety of local restaurants [...]
New Orleans Data News Weekly | October 17, 2018
By Stacy M. Brown The conviction of Jason Van Dyke could prove historic, but much more needs to be done to stem the tide of police shootings involving African-Americans. Contradictory, overly rehearsed and simply not [...]
New Orleans Data News Weekly | October 17, 2018
By Niva Lubin-Johnson, M.D., FACP Clean water is a basic human right. Still, too many low-income communities and communities of color are not receiving their right of clean water. They are being wronged and are [...]
New Orleans Data News Weekly | October 17, 2018
By Julianne Malveaux I’m mad. So mad that I can spit. Throw stuff. Holla. Make some noise. What is a righteous woman to do? I’m about to throw me a Kavanaugh. Brett Kavanaugh may have [...]
New Orleans Data News Weekly | October 17, 2018
Photos by Terry Jones The 15th Annual Jazz Extravaganza to benefit St . Peter Claver Catholic School took place on Saturday, October 9 and featured local favorite Glen David Andrews as the marquee performer. Additional [...]
Inside The Arts: Dance Theatre of Harlem, Radical Buffoon[s], Indian Dance And Music | WWNO
WWNO | October 16, 2018
This week on Inside the Arts, we explore the power of dance. We begin our journey with artistic director and former prima ballerina Virginia Johnson as the New Orleans Ballet Association presents Dance Theatre of Harlem. Then, a cutting-edge performance from the Radical Buffoon[s] LAB, Stories Witho...
Weekend Picks: Krewe of Boo, New Orleans Film Fest, and More | GoNOLA
GoNOLA | October 16, 2018
This weekend, don’t let the FOMO get to you. Head out and experience everything NOLA has to offer, from the Halloween parade Krewe of Boo to the brand new Country Smooth Festival to NOLA Mac N Cheese Fest. If you’d rather keep it indoors, check out a film or two with New Orleans Film Festival &#...
Tulane Makes Learning About Race An Undergraduate Requirement | WWNO
WWNO | October 16, 2018
College campuses are more diverse than ever. But many students of color who attend historically white colleges and universities say their schools have a lot of catching up to do to make them feel welcome. Not just on campus, but in the curriculum. Tulane University has become one of the first histor...
GoNOLA Guide to Fête des Fromages | GoNOLA
GoNOLA | October 16, 2018
You don’t have to travel to France to have the ultimate cheese and wine experience this fall. On November 17, you’ll be able to sample them all at the inaugural Fête des Fromages in the French Quarter. Head to the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint where you’ll find over 100 artisan...
The Reading Life with Ken Foster and Alison Pelegrin | WWNO
WWNO | October 16, 2018
This week on The Reading Life: Ken Foster talks about “City of Dogs: New York Dogs, Their Neighborhoods, and The People Who Love Them.” It's a great way to look at a city! Poet Alison Pelegrin reads from and discusses her most recent chapbook, “Our Lady of the Flood.” Here’s what’s on ta...
Tricentennial Reading List  With Nancy Dixon: 20th Century Fiction (part 2) | WWNO
WWNO | October 16, 2018
A Walk on the Wild Side, by Nelson Algren Almost Innocent and Slow Poison, by Sheila Bosworth Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery, by John Gregory Brown The Wrecked, Blessed Body of Shelton Lafleur, by John Gregory Brown A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, by Robert Olen Butler Messiah, by Andrei Cod...
Metairie's Beach Club, after 50 years, to become 17-lot gated subdivision | NOLA River
NOLA River | October 16, 2018
Lots to be priced at $300,000 to $400,000, Jefferson Parish Council member says Plans to transform the former Beach Club property in northwest Metairie into a 17-lot gated enclave of single-family houses have won approval from the Jefferson Parish Council. Cleve...
Metairie oil plant clears up permit issues that challenged officials' ethics | NOLA River
NOLA River | October 16, 2018
Parish Council member, parish attorney related to lawyer whose firm represents company Two and a half years after buying the old Delta Petroleum Corp. plant in Metairie, Safety-Kleen Inc. has cleared up some land-use and permitting issues that posed an ethical c...
A Conversation with Hannibal Burress | GoNOLA
GoNOLA | October 16, 2018
Hannibal Buress isn’t on the payroll at New Orleans Tourism, but his bit about hosting a second-line for his cousin’s bachelor party was a hilarious five-minute advertisement for New Orleans that endeared him to the city. As he prepares for his upcoming show on October 20 at the Saenger Theatre,...
When Sears ain't dere no more | Opinion | NOLA River
NOLA River | October 16, 2018
The "Amazon of its day" survived for more than 130 years. But nothing lasts forever. The retail line down at bankruptcy court continues to grow: Toys 'R' Us, Radio Shack, The Limited, Payless Shoe Source, Mattress Firm, Nine West and now Kmart and Sea...
Regions Bank will close its French Quarter branch in early 2019 | NOLA River
NOLA River | October 16, 2018
Regions plans to consolidate the branch with its Poydras Street location. Regions Bank will close its French Quarter branch in early 2019, part of a move to consolidate its presence in downtown New Orleans. The branch at 541 Chartres St. will close in January 20...
East Jefferson General Hospital's bond rating is downgraded again, fifth time in five years | NOLA River
NOLA River | October 16, 2018
Metairie medical center has lost money nine of past 10 years, seeks larger partner. East Jefferson General Hospital's bond rating has fallen for the fifth time in less than five years, with Moody's Investors Service dropping it to Caa1 and forecasting more fisca...
History of the Casket Girls of New Orleans | GoNOLA
GoNOLA | October 16, 2018
The Casket Girls What exactly are casket girls? The filles à la cassette (“women with suitcases”) traveled to French colonies in America. They arrived in the New World with a trunk, or cassette, containing their belongings. The word “cassette” morphed into “casquette...
CONTINUUM: MA is for Machaut | WWNO
WWNO | October 15, 2018
Continuum presents music by the 14th century French composer Guillaume de Machaut, known as the last great poet who was also a composer. His music for the Mass of Notre Dame represents the first known medieval Mass by a known composer. Machaut also composed in a wide range of styles and forms. He is...
Le Show For The Week Of October 7, 2018 | WWNO
WWNO | October 15, 2018
This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us News of 15,000 Princes, News of Inspector’s General, News of the Atom, News of the Warm, The Appresidentice, Apologies of the Week, and a tribute to Geoff Emerick, The Beatles’ audio engineer.
Which smartphone would you rather own: Google Pixel 3 or iPhone XS? | NOLA River
NOLA River | October 15, 2018
Both phones offer high-quality cameras and major hardware updates. Watch video Google released the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in early October. Apple released its most expensive iPhones ever, with the debut of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max in Septe...
Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection ahead of crucial holiday shopping season | NOLA River
NOLA River | October 15, 2018
Sears, which started out as a mail order catalog in the 1880s, has been on a slow march toward extinction as it lagged far behind its peers and has incurred massive losses over the years. NEW YORK -- Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, buckling...
U.S. looks to military bases for natural gas, coal exports | NOLA River
NOLA River | October 15, 2018
It would allow the government to circumvent environmental opposition BILLINGS, Mont. -- The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia, as o...
Sears files for bankruptcy, to close 142 stores | NOLA River
NOLA River | October 15, 2018
Liquidation sales will begin at stores soon. Sears, the one-time titan of American retail, filed for bankruptcy ahead of a $134 million debt payment due Monday and announced that it will close 142 stores. For years, Sears has contended with the threat that ...
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65 | NOLA River
NOLA River | October 15, 2018
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died at 65. SEATTLE -- Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died at 65. Stay with NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune as more information becomes available on this breaking story. 
Southwest Airlines adding daily nonstop flight from New Orleans to New York City | NOLA River
NOLA River | October 15, 2018
The new flights launch in November. Southwest Airlines is adding a new daily nonstop flight from New Orleans to New York. The flights launch in November. Southwest will fly daily nonstops to New York City's LaGuardia Airport starting Sunday, Nov. 4, in addition ...
What to See at Algiers Folk Art Festival | GoNOLA
GoNOLA | October 15, 2018
Local musicians, food and drinks, and arts and crafts are just some of the things you’ll find at Algiers Folk Art Festival. The free festival will also feature live music and an arts market. On November 3 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., take a ride across the Mississippi River to Old Algiers to suppo...
CONTINUUM: Making Merrye | WWNO
WWNO | October 14, 2018
Continuum presents a highly spirited program of joyful songs and dances featuring cheerful sounds and ringing melodies of the late-medieval period. Bombards, shawms, lutes, harps and gitterns provide a rich program of music, with songs and instrumental music from Spain, Italy, France and Britain. Pe...
Louisiana Eats:  Giving
WWNO | October 14, 2018
On this week’s show, we’re sharing untold stories of lives spent in service. We begin with a tour of the Kemper-Williams Residence at the Historic New Orleans Collection with decorative arts curator Lydia Blackmore, who conducted exhaustive research on the individuals who worked for the Williams...