Notes From New Orleans

Fridays at 8:35 a.m.

Notes from New Orleans is a weekly peek inside the life and culture of the Crescent City. Sharon Litwin, president and co-founder of NolaVie.com, covers all aspects of the unique and vibrant contributions of this creative society.

From established and emerging visual artists to the new breed of young entrepreneurs; from extraordinary musicians to world class performing artists; from Mardi Gras Indians to pop up restaurants — whether it’s going on Uptown, Downtown or Back of Town, their stories are sure to show up on Notes from New Orleans.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:53 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Museum's New Director Believes in Participatory Culture

William Pittman Andrews, the new director of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art

The New Orleans Museum world has a new member. After being in town for only four months, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art's new director is working to unite the arts community with the city-at-large. We'll hear about William Pittman Andrews' guiding philosophies and disciplined routines on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Theresa Andersson's "Street Parade"

People around the world know Theresa Andersson for the one-woman performance she crafted during the success of her last record, Hummingbird, Go!  But now the Swedish-born musician has given the public an entirely new set of reasons to listen. Theresa joins Sharon Litwin to discuss a new record, a new performance, and a new baby. 

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Notes from New Orleans
7:39 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

New Publication Examines "The Accidental City"

A professor of history at Tulane University believes that American history can be viewed more adeptly by gathering stories that focus on specific regions of the country. His latest book, The Accidental City, explores the earliest history of New Orleans.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Former Business Leader Now a Man of the Cloth

Rev. Lonell Wright and a handful of the children being mentored at the All Souls Episcopal Church in the Lower 9th Ward.

Ever since an old Walgreens was transformed into an Episcopal Church in the Lower 9th Ward, a small community has developed around the location. Many organizations are now using the site as a place to tutor children academically and musically. We'll speak with Rev. Lonell Wright, the leader of the All Souls Episcopal Church, on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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Notes from New Orleans
2:05 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

City Park's Fundraising Strategist

Bob Becker, CEO of City Park

City Park, a former plantation in the heart of New Orleans, hosts a collection of fine art, 600 year-old live oaks, music festivals, and over eleven million visitors each year. And since Hurricane Katrina the park has generated some serious revenue. On this week's Notes from New Orleans, we'll listen to Bob Becker, CEO of City Park, for this story of revitalization.

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Notes from New Orleans
4:56 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Hero of the New South

Richard McCarthy, Executive Director of the Crescent City Farmer's Market

Listeners may be familiar with Richard McCarthy, host of the Farmer's Market Minute. But perhaps you haven't heard that his ongoing efforts with the Crescent City Farmer's Market have garnered him an award with Southern Living. McCarthy recently spoke with Sharon Litwin about the work he's done to bring food directly from the field to your table. 

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Carlos Miguel Prieto & Fiesta Sinfonica

Listeners familiar with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra have probably heard of its conductor, Carlos Miguel Prieto. Although his charming disposition is immediately recognizable to audiences old and new, many do not know about Prieto's personal journey to the center of the stage. Listen as he discusses this and the friends he's bringing with him.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Kissin' the Blarney Stone

Although there's been a neighborhood bar on Banks Street for decades, many New Orleanians might not think of it as the epicenter of St. Patrick's Day without the help of Stephen Paterson

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu March 8, 2012

LSU School of Landscape Architecture

Dr. Robert Reich, the founder of the LSU School of Landscape Architecture

Despite having roots in the 1940's, the field of landscape architecture didn't really blossom until the early 1970's. Architect Lake Douglas explains the rise of his profession and how this particular branch of the LSU College of Art & Design contends with the best in the nation. 

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Tulane Alumni Migrates to Baton Rouge to lead Audobon Louisiana

Dr. Doug Meffert

Doug Meffert has been appointed the first executive director of Audobon Louisiana, a localized branch of the National Audubon Society.

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