New Orleans – Best-selling author Dave Eggers' new book - "Zeitoun" - is the riveting true story of a well-known New Orleans painting contractor and his family - and the ordeal they endured during and after Katrina. WWNO's Fred Kasten picks up the story...
New Orleans, LA – During WWII, there was a lot more than just shrimp boats off the Louisiana coast. WWNO's Paul Maassen has an interview with an author who tells the story.Author CJ Christ talks with WWNO's Paul Maassen about his book "WWII in the Gulf of Mexico" in which he details German Uboat patrols of the coast of Louisiana. He will speak at UNO on June 30th.
New Orleans – James Beard-award winning chef Donald Link - who operates two of New Orleans' most popular restaurants - Herbsaint and Cochon - has just published his first book - a combination memoir and cookbook titled "Real Cajun: Rustic Home Cooking from Donald Link's Louisiana." WWNO's Fred Kasten picks up the story...
New Orleans, LA – Open Sound New Orleans is an online sound mapping project that invites you to contribute recordings of the unique sounds and voices of our city. WWNO is collaborating with Open Sound New Orleans to present some of these community-contributed sounds. Eve Troeh contributes this sound of Ed Buckner, the Pie Man.
Learn more and listen to other New Orleans sounds as well as submit recordings and suggestions at Open Sound New Orleans.
New Orleans, LA – When Debra Oppenheim and Rick Fifield bought their Marigny home and work space in 2004, it came with a badly faded mural on the outside wall. Brooklyn-based artist Jonathan Blum painted that mural in 1994 on what was then his friend's photography studio. Jonathan recently returned to New Orleans to repaint the mural. Eve Abrams brings us this story.
New Orleans, LA – Higher education in our area could soon be facing some tough choices. University of New Orleans Chancellor Dr Tim Ryan spoke with WWNO's Paul Maassen about the proposed state budget cuts and the impact they would have on UNO and the state
When someone dies in New Orleans, it's common practice to parade through the streets in what is known as a Second Line. This tribute to the deceased is lead by a brass band, which forms the "first line," and its music includes both somber dirges and joyful tunes.
This Sunday, in Algiers Point, the third annual Gatsby Dog Second Line and Celebration will take place, which brings the Second Line tradition to pets. Eve Abrams has more