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New York Times Editor Dean Baquet: 'This A Golden Age Of Journalism'

Dean Baquet, a New Orleans native and executive editor of The New York Times, spoke to a crowded room of journalists and WWNO supporters Friday morning during, "The Breakfast Briefing with Dean Baquet," event, sponsored by WWNO and held at the New Orleans Advocate. Baquet says The New York Times role has never been clearer than it is now, following the 2016 presidential election. "It is not our role to be the house organ to the royal opposition of Donald Trump," he says. "We are a non...

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All Things New Orleans: September 21, 2017

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans , we'll chat with actress, Samantha Beaulieu and director, Lauren E. Turner, about MOJO: A Black Love Story & STRING ; a double feature play presented by Southern Rep Theatre and No Dream Deferred. Then, the Advocate's Jeff Adelson discusses why thousands of Sewerage & Water Board customers were overcharged on their water bills in previous months. We'll also talk about the history of one of the city's most delicious concoctions......

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Kim Jong Un Issues Statement On Trump: 'A Frightened Dog Barks Louder'

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has weighed in on the heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula, with a personal analysis of President Trump's Tuesday speech at the United Nations General Assembly . Trump's speech, which was notable for its apocalyptic rhetoric — it vowed to "totally destroy" North Korea and its 25 million people if the United States had to defend itself and its allies — aroused greater fears of military miscalculation that could lead to catastrophe. Kim, in a lengthy...

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On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we'll chat with actress, Samantha Beaulieu and director, Lauren E. Turner, about MOJO: A Black Love Story & STRING; a double feature play presented by Southern Rep Theatre and No Dream Deferred. Then, the Advocate's Jeff Adelson discusses why thousands of Sewerage & Water Board customers were overcharged on their water bills in previous months. 

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WWNO’s Travis Lux sat down with Nola.com/The Times-Picayune’s Sara Sneath to talk about the week in coastal news.

 

This week -- boil advisories, stuff washed ashore by hurricanes, and a new report on how shrimpers might adjust to coastal restoration.

 

Support for the Coastal Desk comes from the Walton Family Foundation, the Coypu Foundation, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and local listeners.

 

MAX BECHERER / Advocate Staff Photo

Dean Baquet, a New Orleans native and executive editor of The New York Times, spoke to a crowded room of journalists and WWNO supporters Friday morning during, "The Breakfast Briefing with Dean Baquet," event, sponsored by WWNO and held at the New Orleans Advocate.

Baquet says The New York Times role has never been clearer than it is now, following the 2016 presidential election. 

"It is not our role to be the house organ to the royal opposition of Donald Trump," he says. "We are a non-partisan news organization that tells truth."

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The season of Autumn arrives in New Orleans — officially — at 3:02pm on September 22. And, as we get ready for the crunching of leaves, the wearing of sweaters, and the carving of pumpkins, Classical 104.9 FM is musically ready, with a selection of “seasonal” gems to accompany the cooler temperatures! 

American Routes Shortcuts: Tito Puente

Sep 22, 2017
Tito Puente
American Routes

This week on American Routes Shortcuts, we hear the mambo and rumba sounds of the late Puerto Rican percussionist, Tito Puente. Tito was born in New York City in 1923. After a youth of dancing, playing drums, and hearing Cuban musical influences, his great break came when he joined Machito’s big band as a teenager in the early 40s. He formed his own band a few years later, and literally brought his instrument, the timbales, to the foreground by moving them from the back to the front of the stage.

Gwen Thompkins and Tomi Lunsford at Tomi's home in Nashville
Jason Rhein

Like so many other musicians who have made a home in Nashville, singer Tomi Lunsford has spent her life immersed in country music. A native of Asheville, NC, she played in a family band from a young age. Her father, Jim Lunsford, was a journeyman fiddler who played with superstars of classic country and bluegrass such as Roy Acuff, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, Reno and Smiley, Bob Wills, and Marty Robbins. Her great-uncle, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, was a lawyer and famed collector of folk songs from the mountains of North Carolina. 

The OPSB has sent Einstein Charter Schools a letter of noncompliance for not providing adequate transportation.
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Einstein Charter Schools are in trouble for failing to provide adequate transportation to their students. WWNO has obtained a notice of noncompliance sent from the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) to Einstein Charter schools warning them they have to start transporting students to school.

Red snapper from Maypop (top) and char-grilled pork steak with herbs from Marjie's Grill, two innovative new restaurants in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

Brace yourself, I'm about to use the F word. That would be “fusion.”

Alright, maybe that's not such a big deal to you, but in certain restaurant circles fusion is one provocative term. It brings food memory flash backs to the days of sesame crusted everything, of the indiscriminate use of plum sauce and of milky green wasabi mashed potatoes.

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In celebration of the city’s upcoming Tricentennial, NolaVie and New Orleans Historical bring you the series Who Did it Better? New Orleans Then and Now. In it, we look at offbeat aspects of the city’s history and their parallels in the present. Today we give you: Big Easy Bikes. Call it a story about recycling.

This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with Faith Prince. The legendary Broadway star is in town this week for a one night only performance at NOCCA.

Then, a dark comedy. The regional premiere of Mr. Burns: a Post Electric Play by Anne Washburn explores the idea of a pop culture cartoon influencing a new civilization.

And, Joan of Arc is attracting attention on an Uptown university campus.

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FOOD & DINING

Red snapper from Maypop (top) and char-grilled pork steak with herbs from Marjie's Grill, two innovative new restaurants in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: Don’t Fear the Fusion, Just Dig In

Brace yourself, I'm about to use the F word. That would be “fusion.” Alright, maybe that's not such a big deal to you, but in certain restaurant circles fusion is one provocative term. It brings food memory flash backs to the days of sesame crusted everything, of the indiscriminate use of plum sauce and of milky green wasabi mashed potatoes.

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Real Journalism vs. Fake News

Hear about it over breakfast with Dean Baquet, Executive Editor of The New York Times

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Le Show For The Week Of Sept. 17, 2017

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer has a new original song about Chuck and Nancy, News of the Godly , News of the Warm , News of the Olympic Movement , The Apologies of the Week , and more!

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WWNO's Travel Krewe Is Going To Bella Italia

Join WWNO New Orleans Public Radio, and a like-minded group of curious travelers for a journey rich in the art, architecture, food, wine, and music of la bella Italia.