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The job of this task force all along was to identify and push forward those things that would make the local government whole – in lieu of the inventory tax,” said the chairman of the SCR 6 Task Force, state Senator Bret Allain, at the team's final meeting last Friday.

The group has been grappling with the thorny problem of inventory tax, and Allain acknowledged that they've not been able to solve it.

Le Show For The Week Of Jan. 22, 2017

16 hours ago

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: The Appresidentice, Boys to Us do"Untruthful Answer," Our Dominion on Planet Earth, News from Outside the Bubble, News of the Olympic Movement, The Apologies of the Week, News of the Atom, and more!

Louisiana Eats: Spice World

Jan 21, 2017

On this week's show, we’re getting an aromatic education in herbs and spices. 


First, we speak with Lior Lev Sercarz, a chef, spice blender, and owner of La Boîte in New York City. Lior discusses his career's trajectory from sergeant of the Israeli army to spice master, and explains why he believes both home cooks and professional chefs will benefit from delving into spices.

The federal government has already allocated $1.6 billion to Louisiana to aid in recovery from the August flood. Today, the Restore Louisiana Task Force approved the Governor’s plan on how to spend it. 

A large majority of the federal recovery money -- $1.3 billion -- will be spent on home repairs.

The focus is on over 36-thousand homes that took on major damage and were not covered by flood insurance.

This week on All Things New Orleans, NPR Special Correspondent/Host Melissa Block visits New Orleans and the WWNO radio team. 

Block shares her journey working with NPR, recollects coverage of the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina and more. 

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NPR is providing a live blog throughout the day’s inauguration events. NPR will also fact check and annotate Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address.

TEXAS BATHROOM BILL - Texas House Speaker  and leading Republican Joe Straus  said lawmakers should be "very careful" about doing anything that makes the state less economically competitive.  Straus voiced his concerns Wednesday  on Senate Bill 6, which 

When the State Bond Commission met Thursday, they considered the plan to issue $275-million in bonds in March, in order to fund this year’s capital outlay projects.

But the author of this year’s Capital Outlay bill expressed reservations about the deal.

When you hear me talking about restaurants, it’s usually good news, like new picks from the latest additions to the New Orleans dining scene, or sizing up a delicious new trend or revisiting the classics that are so beloved in our restaurant community.

After all, this is the way New Orleans talks about its restaurants -- incessantly and with anticipation. In this town, we really do talk about dinner while we’re having lunch.

But, I’ve also been listening, and what many people in the restaurant business are talking about these days has been less appetizing.