INSIDE THE ARTS

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Inside The Arts: Decoding The Purity Of An Icon, JazzFest 2018, Bassist Ron Carter

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.

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CAPITOL ACCESS

Unanimous Jury Bill Gaining Traction In Louisiana Legislature

Debate in the House Criminal Justice committee Wednesday was focused on how to untangle a Louisiana law from the the racial injustice that produced it over a century ago. At the center of it all was a bill by Sen. JP Morrell (D-New Orleans).

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Ronny Jackson Withdraws As VA Nominee

Updated at 9:05 a.m. ET Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Trump's embattled nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, has withdrawn from consideration for the post amid allegations he had fostered a hostile work environment and behaved improperly while serving as the top doctor leading the White House medical unit. In a statement Thursday morning, Jackson said, "Going into this process, I expected tough questions about how to best care for our veterans, but I did not expect to have...

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Infrogmation of New Orleans

Jazz Fest is almost here, along with the annual festivities that go on in the Fairgrounds neighborhood. While there are strict rules about what people can sell outside of the festival, there is a whole economy that exists just beyond the gates. You can have an experience at Jazz Fest without even going in. Producers Kelley Crawford and Sarah Holtz head to the fest to discover what goes on outside the gates of the Fairgrounds. 

Einstein parent Yanys Rozhez missed work to drive his son to a safer bus stop.
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The battle between Einstein Charter Schools and the Orleans Parish School Board over getting kids to school appeared to be over when yellow buses started running last week.

But for families who must navigate bus stops along busy roads in eastern New Orleans, the journey isn’t over. As WWNO reports in collaboration with The Lens, parents say buses stop at inconvenient locations that are dangerous to get to.  

Debate in the House Criminal Justice committee Wednesday was focused on how to untangle a Louisiana law from the the racial injustice that produced it over a century ago.

At the center of it all was a bill by Sen. JP Morrell (D-New Orleans). 

One of the hardest fought battles every year in Louisiana’s Legislature is whether or not to fully fund the TOPS scholarship program. Rep. Franklin Foil (R-Baton Rouge) wants to bring an end to that annual struggle. 

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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. 

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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.

Lawmakers in the House were able to get just enough votes to pass a budget that cuts $650 million in spending. Now, it’s up to the Senate to determine what happens next. 

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.”

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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 "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) - Alia Vox AV 9805; La Messe  des Fous (Barry Hayward Consort) - BNL112746; La Dolce Vita (King's Singers & Tragicomedia) - EMI CDC  7 541 91 2; and La Bele Marie (Anonymous 4) - Harmonia Mundi HMU 907312.

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Le Show For The Week Of 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.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life With Erin Greenwald, Brett Evans And Christopher Shipman

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.”

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FOOD & DINING

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Louisiana Eats: And The James Beard Award Goes Too...

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.

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