New Orleans http://wrkf.org en MONDAY: Photographer Richard Sexton; Author Aaron James http://wrkf.org/post/monday-photographer-richard-sexton-author-aaron-james <p>Photographer Richard Sexton joins Jim for the better part of today's show to discuss his life, his photographs, and his book <em>Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere</em>. The book is a complex, multi-layered essay linking New Orleans, which is frequently referred to as the northernmost Caribbean city, with its cultural kin further to the south. The similarities, which he finds in the book through photographs, are quite striking and at times uncanny.</p><p>Author Aaron James joins Jim to close out today's show, and he talks with Jim about his book "A**holes: A Theory." He explains why a**holes are the way they are, and why the majority of them are men.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:06:07 +0000 Jim Engster 29020 at http://wrkf.org Clinic-based Network Could Be New Healthcare Model for NOLA's Uninsured http://wrkf.org/post/clinic-based-network-could-be-new-healthcare-model-nolas-uninsured <p>After Charity Hospital in New Orleans closed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, community clinics filled the gap in care for the poor and uninsured.</p><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 19031 at http://wrkf.org Clinic-based Network Could Be New Healthcare Model for NOLA's Uninsured 'Treme' Cookbook Captures The Flavor Of A Show And A City http://wrkf.org/post/treme-cookbook-captures-flavor-show-and-city If you find yourself craving New Orleans food, you could go there and melt in the sweltering heat for a dose of gumbo or praline bacon. Or you could settle in on your couch, as I've been doing, and torture yourself watching reruns of the HBO series <em>Treme</em>. It's set in post-Katrina New Orleans and, along with the music, it puts the city's food on center stage.<p>Now, if you want to cook the food for yourself, there's <em>Treme: Stories and Recipes From the Heart of New Orleans</em>. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:29:00 +0000 Melissa Block 15010 at http://wrkf.org 'Treme' Cookbook Captures The Flavor Of A Show And A City Failure To Expand Medicaid To Directly Effect Low-To-Moderate Income New Orleans Residents http://wrkf.org/post/failure-expand-medicaid-directly-effect-low-moderate-income-new-orleans-residents <p>Gov. Bobby Jindal has remained steadfast thus far in his opposition to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saying it’s too expensive and that Medicaid is an outdated, inflexible program.&nbsp;</p><p>Not expanding Medicaid it will have a direct effect on low-to-moderate income New Orleanians.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:51:56 +0000 Ashley Westerman 6728 at http://wrkf.org High School Marching Bands Lay Down The Beat Of Mardi Gras http://wrkf.org/post/high-school-marching-bands-lay-down-beat-mardi-gras In less than an hour, the McDonogh 35 High School marching band — including the flag girls, the dance team, the majorettes, the color guard and the actual band — needs to be on the parade route five miles away. It's the peak of Carnival season in New Orleans, and high school marching bands form the backbeat of Mardi Gras.<p>But some kids can't find their uniforms. In the parking lot outside, the color guard is all out of sync. Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:52:00 +0000 editor 5984 at http://wrkf.org High School Marching Bands Lay Down The Beat Of Mardi Gras For New Orleans, Superdome A Symbol Of City's Spirit http://wrkf.org/post/new-orleans-superdome-symbol-citys-spirit The Superdome in New Orleans has hosted heavyweight fights, papal visits, and — after this weekend — seven Super Bowls, an NFL record. But no event looms larger in the dome's history than Hurricane Katrina, the 2005 storm that turned the stadium into a teeming shelter of last resort.<p>During the storm, reporters spared no hyperbole when describing scenes of human suffering. Sat, 02 Feb 2013 11:52:00 +0000 Keith O'Brien 5643 at http://wrkf.org For New Orleans, Superdome A Symbol Of City's Spirit Loan Clinches Funding For New NOLA Hospital http://wrkf.org/post/loan-clinches-funding-new-nola-hospital <p><span class="BodyCopy">The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved money for the construction of a new hospital in New Orleans East.</span> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman & AP 1170 at http://wrkf.org