COMMUNITY

NOLA Disability Pride Festival

Disability Pride Festival Celebrates Beauty in Difference

On March 25, there will be a new festival rolling into town. It's the NOLA Disability Pride Festival , which is a one-day celebration for the disability community of Greater New Orleans. NolaVie's Kelley Crawford spoke with two of the festival's founding organizers, Jane Rhea Vernier of the Quirky Citizens Alliance , and Pamela Fisher of the Advocacy Center . Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

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MUSIC

Music Inside Out

Professor Longhair's Legacy

The name that our musical guests have most consistently mentioned is Professor Longhair. It began, well, at the beginning. Longhair, whose friends call him Fess, figured into the very first answer from the very first guest on the very first Music Inside Out. Since then, others have conjured his name when describing the best of New Orleans music. As it turns out, Longhair — who died in 1980 — remains a guiding spirit to musicians and music lovers everywhere. So as a matter of duty and...

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In Religious Freedom Debate, 2 American Values Clash

The collision of two core American values — freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination — is prompting a showdown in legislatures and courts across the country. For some conservatives, religious freedom means the right to act on their opposition to same-sex marriage and other practices that go against their beliefs. LGBT advocates and their allies, meanwhile, say no one in the United States should face discrimination because of their sexual orientation. President Trump is said to be...

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Tegan Wendland / WWNO

Mardi Gras means a lot of different things for a lot of different people. Some devote hours to costume making, while neighbors get together at house parties along the parade route.

But for many families it’s grueling. High school band members and dancers spend all year practicing, and then spend hours on the streets as they march in the parades. WWNO All Things Considered Host, Janae Pierre, is part of such a family. She sent this report, produced by WWNO’s Tegan Wendland, from the Krewe of Nyx parade.

 

Photo Credit: Skip Bolen

This week on Inside the Arts, it’s Carnival time!  We take a look at New Orleans’s complicated history with the Mardi Gras flambeaux through the eyes of writer Rien Fertel. His essay, The Keepers of the Light is featured in the spring issue of Oxford American magazine. http://www.oxfordamerican.org/magazine/item/1103-the-keepers-of-the-light

This week on The Reading Life: Novelist Meg Wolitzer, who’s the Zale Kimmerling Writer in Residence at Tulane University next week; her most recent book is The Interestings. We’ll also hear from Louisiana native Martin Hyatt, whose new novel is Beautiful Gravity. And I’ll have a review of Brian Altobello’s Carnival in Louisiana: Celebrating Mardi Gras from the French Quarter to the Red River.

Harry Shearer
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This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer celebrates Mardi Gras with song, plus News of Smart HousesRead the Trades, The Apologies of the Week, News of the Olympic Movement, We're Not #1, News of Secrets, What the Frack, News of the Warm, and more!

Three important subjects on this Continuum: Love, Song & Carnival. All three are definitely related for the Mardi Gras celebration. They really fit the saying, “You can’t have one without the others!” The music is from five excellent CDs. The CDs used are: A Florentine Carnival (London Pro Musica) - IMP PCD 825, The Second Circle (Anonymous 4) - Harmonia Mundi HMU 907269, Alfonso V el Magnanim (Capella Reial de Catalunya) - Aliavox AV 9816, D’Amor Cantando (Micrologus) - Opus 111 OPS 2033, and Canti Carnascialeschi (Josquin Ensemble - Wien) - Christophorus CD 74538

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
American Routes

Each week, American Routes brings you Shortcuts, a sneak peek at our upcoming show. This week for Carnival Season, we bring you a bit of the action from the streets. We’ll catch up with Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and his followers on Mardi Gras Day.

Music Inside Out

The name that our musical guests have most consistently mentioned is Professor Longhair. It began, well, at the beginning. Longhair, whose friends call him Fess, figured into the very first answer from the very first guest on the very first Music Inside Out.

Since then, others have conjured his name when describing the best of New Orleans music. As it turns out, Longhair — who died in 1980 — remains a guiding spirit to musicians and music lovers everywhere. So as a matter of duty and privilege, we’re spreading the joy.

Ian McNulty

Some of the city's old-guard restaurants hold heralded places in Carnival tradition, and king cakes have been glittering extra brightly lately as chefs and bakers around New Orleans put their own stamp on its form and flavors.   

But, when it comes to keeping people going through the long haul of Carnival, the heavy lifting often falls to much more humble fare from unsung suppliers. These are the grocery stores, the delis and the specialty caterers of New Orleans, businesses that work at fever pitch once the parade season reaches its prime time. 

Disability Pride Festival Celebrates Beauty in Difference

Feb 23, 2017
NOLA Disability Pride Festival

On March 25, there will be a new festival rolling into town. It's the NOLA Disability Pride Festival, which is a one-day celebration for the disability community of Greater New Orleans. NolaVie's Kelley Crawford spoke with two of the festival's founding organizers, Jane Rhea Vernier of the Quirky Citizens Alliance, and Pamela Fisher of the Advocacy Center.

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The Trump administration is denying refugees and immigrants from certain Muslim-majority countries entry to the United States. Trump’s also calling for local law enforcement to help detain undocumented immigrants for deportation. Mayor Landrieu has stated the “NOPD will not be coerced into joining Trump’s deportation army.”

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CLASSICAL MUSIC

Classical 104.9 FM

Beautiful classical music, from traditional to contemporary, on Classical 104.9

Tell Us Why You Love WWNO!

I Love WWNO! Once Upon a Time there was a listener (you) who lovingly and regularly tuned into their dearest public radio station (us), and it was an immediate “happily ever after” situation from then onward. This Valentine’s Day, New Orleans Public Radio is launching its first ever “I Love WWNO” campaign to help raise awareness about the importance of public radio, and to promote the value it has in our community.

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Le Show For The Week Of Feb. 26, 2017

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer celebrates Mardi Gras with song, plus News of Smart Houses , Read the Trades , The Apologies of the Week , News of the Olympic Movement , We're Not #1 , News of Secrets , What the Frack , News of the Warm , and more!

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