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In New Orleans, Marco explores Japan's jazz links to the Big Easy

PRI's The World host Marco Werman is in the middle of a two-week, cross-country writing residency aboard Amtrak trains. His first stop was in New Orleans, where he heard about the death of famed trumpet player Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill and was reminded of how Japan and New Orleans are linked by a love of jazz

Culture

Here's how they're keeping French alive in Louisiana

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Allons! We head down to the bayous to explore the language, culture, and music of French-speaking Louisiana. From one tiny town determined to keep heritage French alive to an elementary using language to bridge race and class divides. And of course a little lagniappe (something extra).

Environment

The $50 billion plan to save Louisiana's wetlands

The state of Louisiana is disappearing at an incredible rate, and its sinking deltas threaten some of the nation's crucial oil, gas and fisheries industries. But Louisiana has a “Hail Mary” plan to save it. Industry and government have created an unprecedented plan to save and rebuild these wetlands over the next 50 years — and say failure is not an option.